Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1990
Primary Research Areas
Patrick Flynn co-directs Notre Dame’s Computer Vision Research Laboratory and its pioneering program of biometrics research. Since 2001, Dr. Flynn and his group have made high-impact contributions to face recognition, iris recognition, and novel biometrics including facial thermography and hand morphology. The group’s work has been supported by a variety of government and industrial sources including NSF, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, NIST, DHS, FBI, and IARPA.
Dr. Flynn also conducts research in mobile and embedded computing and systems, with a special interest in mobile, cloud-connected sensors with applications in chemical testing, concussion detection, and biometrics. He was a mentor for an R&D team devoted to mobile applications for concussion detection using speech signals that won Notre Dame’s McCloskey Business Plan competition in 2013. He has an advisory role in Contect, Inc., which spun off from that project. He has also been a co-founder of three IT startups.