Anil Jain, a University Distinguished Professor of computer science and engineering at Michigan State University, has been elected a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. Only five Foreign Fellows are elected each year by the INAE.
Jain was selected for “demonstrated eminence and outstanding accomplishments in engineering and technology.” He is world renowned for biometric recognition, computer vision and fingerprint and face matching technology.
“As someone who received his first engineering degree in India, this recognition by INAE means a lot to me,” Jain said. “I have maintained close ties with the Indian scientific community, and I am especially proud of my association with India’s Aadhaar program, the world’s largest biometric system which has already enrolled more than one billion Indian residents.”
The INAE is an academy of distinguished engineers and technologists that advances the practice of engineering and technology, related sciences and disciplines and their application to problems of national importance. The academy also is a member of the International Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences.
“As the foremost authority on biometrics in the world, Dr. Jain is highly deserving of this significant international recognition,” said Leo Kempel, dean of the MSU College of Engineering. “He brings a great value to Michigan State University as his skills, knowledge and insightful leadership are translated through our Department of Computer Science and Engineering. On behalf of our entire college, we extend a sincere congratulations.”