Anil Jain is a University Distinguished Professor at Michigan State University where he has taught and conducted research for 50 years. For his many advances in pattern recognition and biometrics, Jain was inducted into the United States National Academy of Engineering, Indian National Academy of Engineering, The World Academy of Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Inventors. Jain served as the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence and was awarded the Guggenheim, Humboldt and Fulbright fellowships along with the IAPR King-Sun Fu Prize. He was appointed to the Defense Science Board, Forensic Science Standards Board, and the National Academies Study on “Facial Recognition: Current Capabilities, Future Prospects, and Governance.” He has authored foundational books in both biometrics and pattern recognition including: Introduction to Biometrics, Handbook of Face Recognition, Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition, and Algorithms for Clustering Data. For his plethora of discoveries and applications in biometrics, his service to the research community, and his extensive mentorship, Jain was awarded Doctor Honoris Causa by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Hong Kong Baptist University. His list of publications is available at Google Scholar.