Former professor of electrical and computer engineering and independent consultant with significant expertise in the development of biometric systems and technologies.  Specifically a leading authority in fingerprint identification technologies but also an expert with facial recognition in still images and video streams.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University
  • M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ohio State University
  • M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brown University
  • B.S. in Engineering, Brown University

Career Highlights

  • Biometrics industry pioneer responsible for three product generations of automated fingerprint reading systems, generating over $1B in sales 
  • Inventor of the Biometrics Identification on the Move System (BIMS) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s border entry and exit management including iris, facial, and fingerprint recognitions
  • Completed contract projects for more than a dozen large scale and country-wide biometrics identification solutions deployments
  • Performed more than thirty due diligence, analysis, and planning projects for major investment companies 
  • Led turn-around of Printrak fingerprint identification system business, which culminated in an acquisition of the company by Motorola
  • Creator of a University research lab in AI, computer vision and robotics
  • Named inventor on four issued U.S. patents
  • Author of over one hundred articles and book chapters on biometrics, robotics, neural networks, computer vision, and control systems 

Expert Qualifications

  • Retained as an expert witness more than a dozen times by plaintiffs and defendants alike in a range of civil and criminal litigations in domestic and international disputes
  • Expert witness in several disputes arising out of Illinois’ 2008 Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) law, including a case relating to time-clocks based on fingerprint matching and Facebook’s facial recognition
  • Testified as an expert in the first criminal case in California Superior Court to allow testimony on the issue of comparing the faces in an image from a surveillance camera to a mugshot
  • Has also worked as an expert for patent and trade secrets litigations, including a Russian patent suit against Motorola