I am in my second and final year as a graduate student in the MS CSIS program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The program involves interdisciplinary studies in Computer Science and Information Systems, and is a part of the Cameron School of Business. Over the course of this year, I will be completing my course work and beginning my thesis under the direction of Dr. Karl Ricanek. My research focus is on Active Shape Models. In particular, I will be designing and implementing an open source project which will both create ASMs and produce automatic landmarks for use in the feature extraction process of facial images.