Kevin Bowyer

University of Notre Dame Chair | Department of Computer Science and Engineering


Lecture Information:
  • February 3, 2017
  • 2:00 PM
  • ECS 241
Kevin Bowyer headshot

Speaker Bio

Kevin Bowyer is the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. He received a 2014 Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Computer Society, for “pioneering contributions to the science and engineering of biometrtrics”. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the IAPR, and a Golden Core Member of the IEEE Computer Society. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and of the IEEE Biometrics Compendium, and is currently on the editorial board of IEEE Access. He is General Chair of the 2017 and 2015 IEEE International Conference on Automatic Face and Gesture Recognition, General Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems, and Research and Innovation Session Chair at Biometrics 2016, Biometrics 2015 and Biometrics 2014. His most recent book is the Handbook of Iris Recognition.

Abstract

This talk will describe a new elective course created for Computer Science and Engineering majors at the University of Notre Dame. The purpose of the course is to introduce CS&E majors to basic concepts of entrepreneurship and to help them decide if being an entrepreneur or joining a startup could be the right career decision for them. Secondarily, the course serves department goals of connecting with alums and and creating opportunities for current majors.