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Patrick Flynn

Patrick J Flynn

Duda Family Professor of Engineering

College of Engineering


Phone: 574-631-8803

Office: 323B Cushing Hall


Ph.D, Michigan State University, 1990

M.S., Computer Science, Michigan State University, 1986

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University, 1985


Patrick J. Flynn received the B.S. in Electrical Engineering (1985), the M.S. in Computer Science (1986), and the Ph.D. in Computer Science (1990) from Michigan State University, East Lansing. He has held faculty positions at Notre Dame (1990-1991, 2001-present), Washington State University (1991-1998), and Ohio State University (1998-2001). His research interests include computer vision, biometrics, and image processing.

Dr. Flynn is an IEEE Fellow, an IAPR Fellow, and a past Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security,  IEEE Trans. on Image Processing,  IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Pattern Recognition and Pattern Recognition Letters. He is also a past Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Trans. on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. He has received outstanding teaching awards from Washington State University and the University of Notre Dame.

Summary of Activities/Interests

  • Computer Vision
  • Biometrics
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Scientific Visualization
  • Mobile Application Development


College of Arts and Letters, Engineering Launch New Interdisciplinary Minor in Computing and Digital Technologies

December 11, 2014

The College of Arts and Letters and the College of Engineering at the University of Notre Dame will launch an interdisciplinary minor in computing and digital technologies (CDT) starting in fall 2015.

Notre Dame Collaborations Receive Seed Grants for High-Impact Research

September 3, 2014

The Advanced Diagnostics & Therapeutics initiative at the University of Notre Dame is pleased to announce that it has awarded seed funding to five new research projects across three interdisciplinary themes: precision medicine, environmental health, and mobile diagnostics. In each case, the funds will be used to gather preliminary data and validation of innovative ideas proposed by Notre Dame faculty and their collaborators to solve difficult real-world problems.

Flynn Named Duda Professor of Engineering

August 26, 2014

Patrick J. Flynn, professor of computer science and engineering and concurrent professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame, has been named the Duda Family Professor of Engineering in recognition of his long-standing contributions to foundational knowledge in computer vision and biometrics, as well as his outstanding contributions to students and the learning environment.