Scientific & Advisory

Scientific & Advisory Activities

Current activities include:

  • 2017: Invited to membership on The Marist College Criminal Justice Department Advisory Board – still serving in 2022

Previous activities included:

  • 2017: Invited to membership on the International Association for Identification’s (IAI) Biometrics Information Services Subcommittee
  • 2015: Selected by the National Academies Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences’ Laboratory Assessment Board to participate as a member of their panel to assess the scientific and technical work performed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory (ITL).
  • 2014: Selected to serve as a member of the IT/Multimedia Scientific Area Committee’s (SAC’s) Speaker Recognition Subcommittee within the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). He was then elected as Executive Secretary of the Subcommittee. Please visit the OSAC web site for more information: 
  • 2013: Founding Member of the Scientific Working Group for Forensic and Investigative Speaker Recognition (SWG-Speaker).
  • 2013: Invited to membership on the IAI’s Probability Modeling: Training and Evaluation Committee – he served as a member through August 2015.
  • 2010: Invited to chair the IAI’s Biometrics Information Services Subcommittee and to membership of the IAI’s Science & Practice Committee. Reselected in 2011 to chair the subcommittee again – he then served as a member through August 2015.
  • 2009: Invited to chair the Use Case Committee for the FBI and NIST’s Interagency Symposium for Investigatory Voice Biometrics.
  • 2008: Invited to membership in the Department of Justice / National Institute of Justice’s AFIS Interoperability Experts Panel – a multi-year effort.
  • 2008: Invited to present an Introduction to Biometrics at the US Government Biometric Consortium conference – 7th year in a row.
  • 2007 : Invited expert witness before the National Academy Of Science’s Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community. Resulted in the 2009 report Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward.
  • 2006: Active membership (one of six members) in the UK Home Office / Identification and Passport Services’ Biometric Assurance Group (UK BAG) through the completion of the BAG’s work in June 2009. Her Majesty’s Chief Scientist chaired the quarterly meetings of the BAG.
  • 2004: Invited participant in the multi-year US National Research Council study, Whither Biometrics? Significant report, Biometric Recognition: Challenges and Opportunities, issued by the National Research Council in September 2010.
  • 2003: Invited participant in the US National Science Foundation sponsored Workshop on Future Biometric Research Directions.
  • 2001: Invited lecturer – UCLA Extension School Biometric Identification: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications (invited back in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, & 2006 – as a part time Instructor – rated in the top 10% of instructors each year.)
  • 1997: First Selected as Chair of the IAI’s Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) Committee(Reselected annually as Chair through July 2000.)