Tarang Chugh

PhD Student
Graduate Research Assistant

I am a PhD student at the Department of Computer Science Engineering, Michigan State University. I am working under the supervision of Prof. Anil K. Jain in the Pattern Recognition and Image Processing (PRIP) Lab. My research interests include applying computer vision and machine learning techniques in fingerprint biometrics.

Antecedent to joining PRIP Lab, I worked at IBM Research Lab, India, where my work focused on automating the process of capturing customer name variants in IBM sales and services data using data mining and approximate text matching techniques.

I graduated with a Bachelors of Technology (Hons.) degree in Computer Science and Engineering (2013) from IIIT Delhi.

For a detailed view of my work, please download my resume or refer my profile and projects section.



Work Experience


  • Spring 2017

    Pattern Recognition, Michigan State University

    Teaching Assistant

    Responsible for homework and quiz grading, and holding office hours for doubt clearing.

  • Fall 2013

    Introduction to Programming, IIIT Delhi

    Teaching Assistant

    Designed and conducted lab sessions, doubt clearing sessions, office hours, checking quizzes and examinations for Python based Introduction to Programming course.

  • Summer 2013

    Refresher Module on C Language, IIIT Delhi

    Head Teaching Assistant

    Designed an 8-week long online refresher module on C Language majorly for incoming UnderGrad and Grad students. Designed the course work, homework assignments, quizzes and a programming competition in conjunction with a team of 3 junior TAs.

  • Fall 2011

    System Management Course, IIIT Delhi

    Teaching Assistant

    Responsible for designing the content of weekly lab sessions and mentoring students to conduct lab sessions for fellow students under my supervision. This rotational activity gave every student a chance to prepare content as a teacher resulting in better understanding.


  • Fingerprint Presentation Attack Detection
  • Machine Learning
  • TensorFlow
  • Python
  • C


I have witnessed my 5 minutes of fame.

  • Best Performance in Fingerprint Presentation Attack Detection

    Govt. Controlled Test - 1, IARPA ODIN Program

  • Recognition for Outstanding Research

    Honorable Mention

    Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, MSU, 2018
  • Research on Latent Value Determination featured in NIST.gov News

    Scientists Automate Key Step in Forensic Fingerprint Analysis

  • CodeWars'13 : Programming Competition

    Winner among 40+ Teams

    IIIT Delhi
  • Best Course Project Awards

    Multimedia Security, Image Analysis, Research Methods

    IIIT Delhi
  • Chairman's Award of Excellence

    Indraprastha International School

    New Delhi, India
  • Pride of Indraprastha

    Indraprastha International School

    New Delhi, India
  • Certificate of Excellence, CBSE

    Awarded to top 0.1% students, All India Level

    New Delhi, India
  • International Informatics Olympiad

    All India Rank - 1 [Std. XI]

    New Delhi, India
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test

    Rank - 1, State Level [Std. VIII], #Participant Schools = 85+

    New Delhi, India


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