Security consultant and adjunct professor who has developed novel and patented security technologies including for biometric security. An early developer of iris biometrics using video image processing, has a highly multidisciplinary profile that includes extensive experience with programming microcontrollers and other computer systems. Author of more than 200 technical publications in fields spanning chemistry, chemical physics, applied physics, optics, engineering, applied mathematics, statistics, biology, biotechnology, instrumentation, pharmaceutical medicine, environmental science, waste management, paleontology, oceanography, archaeology, safety, security and security management, emergency preparedness, nuclear safeguards, and nuclear nonproliferation.

Formal Education

  • Ph.D. in Physics, University of Colorado
  • M.S. in Physics, University of Colorado
  • B.A. in Physics, Carleton College

Career Highlights

  • One of the first white hat hackers to demonstrate successful attacks on various biometric security devices including iris scans, fingerprints, and hand geometry
  • Holder of various U.S. security clearances for three decades and five- year member of a joint Department of Energy-Department of Defense committee on storage tags and seals
  • A Certified Protection Professional by ASIS International
  • Founder and former head of the Vulnerability Assessment Teams at Argonne National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory, including performance of hundreds of vulnerability assessments for more than fifty sponsors include Departments of Energy, Defense, State, the International Atomic Energy Administration (IAEA), U.S. intelligence agencies, and private companies and NGOs

Expert Qualifications

  • Testifying expert witness in several litigations in U.S. District Courts relating to warehouse thefts, comprising over $100 million in lost cargo
  • Pro bono expert witness for public interest election security litigation in New Jersey Superior Court, including submitting expert report, testifying at deposition and trial