Professor Flynn is the Duda Family Professor of Engineering, professor of computer science and engineering, and concurrent professor of electrical engineering at the University of Notre Dame. As co-director of Notre Dame's Computer Vision Research Laboratory, Professor Flynn's research includes first-of-kind comparisons of face photographs, face thermograms, 3-D face images, iris images, videos of human gait, and even ear and hand shapes. Professor Flynn and his team have assembled the largest database of multi-modal biometrics in the world. Federal agencies have frequently used Professor Flynn’s research and expertise to obtain objective analysis of commercial biometrics technologies. In 2016, Professor Flynn was selected to receive one of five 2016 Technical Achievement Awards from the Computer Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He was recognized for "pioneering techniques for biometric identification and for creating a world-class multi-biometric image database."