Jason M. Grant is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Middlebury College. His research areas include computer vision and biometrics. His research focuses on detection of dangerous and abnormal crowd behavior in large crowds, especially at sporting events and mega-concerts, using computer vision techniques. He also has conducted research in the area of face recognition, including the study of identical twins and hierarchical structure of facial features (gender, ethnicity, and race). Previously to joining Middlebury, he conducted his graduate studies in the Computer Vision Research Lab at the University of Notre Dame and earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Outside of the office you can find him at the gym, on a mountain or in the woods with his dog, or playing the piano.