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Prof. Ajay Kumar is elected as President of IEEE Biometrics Council

Congratulations to Prof. Ajay Kumar on being elected as President of IEEE Biometrics Council 2021 - 2022 and he will be serving as “President-Elect” until 2020.

Prof. Kumar received the PhD degree from The University of Hong Kong in 2001. He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi from 2005 to 2007. He has been working in the Department of Computing of PolyU since 2009 and currently working as a Professor. His research interests are on biometrics and computer vision for industrial inspection.

Prof. Kumar is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IAPR. He holds seven U.S. patents and has authored a book on “Contactless 3D Fingerprint Identification”. He has served on the IEEE Biometrics Council as the Vice President (Publications) in 2011 - 2015. He is currently an Editorial Board member of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis Machine Intelligence and IEEE Transactions on Biometrics, Behavior, and Identity Science. He was on Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security from 2010 to 2013. He has served as area chair, programme chair and general chair in several top international conferences and workshops in the field of his research interest.

The mission of the IEEE Biometrics Council is to advance, promote and coordinate work in the field of biometric technology and applications throughout IEEE, and to expand IEEE's role in this interdisciplinary field. The field of interest of the Council is the theory, design, and application of biometric characterization of human beings, based on physiological and/ or behavioural features and traits, in particular for identification, identity verification, authentication, encryption, recognition and medical diagnosis. The Council promotes technical activities, sponsors technical meetings and sessions, publishes periodicals, promotes educational activities, develops standards, and engages in any other activity defined within its fields of interest.