"Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein  


Dr. Khoa Luu is the Research Project Director in Cylab Biometrics Center at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA. He leads biometric projects and collaborates with graduate students and research scholars to build stand-alone biometric systems. He received his Ph.D degree in Computer Science at Concordia University, Montreal City, Canada. His Ph.D. thesis was nominated for the Governor General Gold Medal in Canada. He also pursues (hasn't completed yet) another Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at CMU in order to strengthen his knowledge in signal processing. He received M.S. (2009) and B.S (2005) degrees in Computer Science from Concordia University and University of Natural Science in Vietnam respectively.

He was the valedictorian for the joint Faculty of Engineering & Computer Science and Faculty of Fine Arts convocation ceremony at Concordia University in 2014. He has published more than 50 papers in conferences and journals and received two best paper awards in IEEE International Conference on Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems (BTAS), Washington DC in 2011 and 2012. He filed three patents and four others pending patents in the pipe line. His research achievements have appeared in several media news in both Canada and U.S. He was a vice chair of Montreal Chapter IEEE SMCS in Canada from September 2009 to March 2011.

His research interests focus on various topics, including Biometrics, Image Processing, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Multifactor Analysis, Correlation Filters and Compressed Sensing. He is currently a reviewer for several top-tier conferences and journals, such as: IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) 2018, IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), IEEE Transaction on Image Processing (TIP), Journal of Pattern Recognition, Journal of Signal Processing, Journal of Image and Vision Computing, Journal of Pattern Recognition Letters, etc.


Cylab Biometrics Center
Carnegie Mellon University,
Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC), Room 1307,
4720 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412.268.6020
Email: kluu at andrew dot cmu dot edu

  Some headlines about Biometrics Center and my research
Youtube My valedictorian speech in convocation ceremony at Concordia University in 2014.
US News According to U.S. News, CMU ranks #1 in Computer Science (2014) and #4 in Computer Engineering (2014) in Best Grad Schools.
US News CSE doctoral candidate honoured at international conference - Concordia University, Nov. 2, 2011.
US News Convocation preview: 5 great grads, in numbers - Concordia University, Oct. 15, 2014.
US News Predicting Future Appearance - Science Daily, Mar. 11, 2011
US News Are Faces the New Fingerprints? - PBS NewHour, May 29, 2013.
US News A Face in the Crowd: Say goodbye to anonymity - 60 Minutes, CBS News, May 19, 2013.
US News CyLab seeks to map poisonous plants for better treatment - The Tartan, CMU Press, Feb. 25, 2013.
US News Why your next 'Passw0rd' might not be a password - NBC News, Sep. 25, 2012.
US News Digital Mapping of Poisonous Plants - CMU Press Release, Feb. 5, 2013.
US News 11 Body Parts Defense Researchers Will Use to Track You - Wired, Jan. 25, 2013.
US News Carnegie Mellon University Biometrics Research and Identity Automation Lab wants you to be able to log in with your WALK - NYDaily News, Sep. 25, 2012.
US News Facial recognition marks the end of anonymity - BBC News, Sep. 26, 2011.
US News New technology to predict future appearance - NOW Concordia, Mar. 8th, 2011
US News Prédire avec plus de précision l'apparence future (in French) - Radio-Canada.ca, Mar. 16, 2011
US News Imagination over knowledge: Khoa Luu - Concordia Journal - Special: Great Grads, Jun. 17th, 2010
US News Nhân tài Đất Việt 2007 - DanTri-News, Nov. 21, 2007
US News Sản phẩm đoạt giải Thắp sáng niềm tin đều miễn phí - VnExpress News, April 19th, 2007
US News Sản phẩm đoạt giải Thắp sáng niềm tin đều miễn phí - TuoiTre Online, Jan. 16th, 2006

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