After serving four years as an Army Ranger and three deployments to Afghanistan, Brendan attended the University of South Florida to study computer science & engineering and then came to MSU.

After serving four years as an Army Ranger and three deployments to Afghanistan, Brendan attended the University of South Florida to study computer science & engineering and pattern recognition. He then came to MSU to study pattern recognition and biometrics with Professor Anil Jain, one of the top scientists in the world focusing on biometrics. The software programs they’ve developed utilize pattern recognition to analyze facial sketches and photos. There is a high demand for such facial recognition programs and the skill set that Brendan has acquired as a University Enrichment Fellow at Michigan State. He has many potential job opportunities in this field when he graduates in May, 2012. In addition to his University Enrichment Fellowship, Brendan was also the recipient of the Honeywell Best Student Paper Award, BTAS, 2010.

Fellowship: 5th year University Distinguished Fellow

Department: Computer Science & Engineering

Area of focus: Pattern Recognition & Biometrics

Major professor: Anil Jain, PhD

Education: B.S., University of South Florida, 2007, Computer Science & Engineering;

M.S., University of South Florida, 2008, Computer Science & Engineering


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