Kevin Bowyer is the Schubmehl-Prein Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Notre Dame. During his leadership as Chair, the department faculty has grown by more than 50%, the size of the PhD program by more than 100%, and undergrad degree concentrations have been introduced in Bioinformatics, Cloud Computing, IT Leadership and Media Computing. Professor Bowyer's research interests touch on various aspects of computer vision and pattern recognition, including biometrics and data mining. He served as General Chair of the 2011 International Joint Conference on Biometrics and Program Chair of the 2011 Automated Face and Gesture Recognition conference. He is a founding General Chair of the IEEE Biometrics Theory Applications and Systems conference series, and a past EIC of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and the IEEE Biometrics Compendium. He is a Fellow of the IAPR, a Fellow of the IEEE and a Golden Core member of the IEEE Computer Society.