Dr. Benjamin S. Riggan is an assistant professor with the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Previously he worked as a researcher at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in the Networked Sensing and Fusion branch.  His research interests are in biometrics, sensor data fusion, and domain adaption applications.  His experience in machine learning and signal/image processing helps develop new theories in these areas.  Dr. Riggan received the B.S. degree in computer engineering from N.C. State University in 2009, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from N.C. State University in 2011 and 2014, respectively.  After finishing his Ph.D., he was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Image Processing Branch.  Recently, he has received Best Paper Awards at the IEEE Winter Conference of Applications of Computer Vision (WACV) 2016, IEEE Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications, and Systems 2016, and WACV 2018.

Research Interests
  • Domain Adaptation
  • Image & Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision
  • Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Biometrics
Teaching Interests
  • Computer Vision
  • Image & Signal Processing
  • Neural Networks
Prospective Students

I am actively seeking PhD students with prior experience in image/signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, and/or biometrics. 
If you are interested, please send me an e-mail at briggan2@unl.edu along with you CV.
last updated: May 20, 2019

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