Javier Preciozzi received a Degree in computer engineering from the Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, in 2002, the master’s degree in applied mathematics from ENS Cachan, Cachan, France, in 2005, and the master’s degree in computer science and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Universidad de la República, in 2006 and 2016, respectively.
Javier was CTO at the Uruguayan National Civil Identity Agency from 2008 to 2016. He has participated in all major projects taking place between these years; the incorporation of an AFIS system in 2008, the country-wide implementation of the informatization of the entire agency in 2011, the implementation of eID card in 2014, and the implementation of the ePassport in 2015.
Since 2015, he has worked as an international independent ICT consultant specializing in Identity Management Systems and Biometrics. Since 2017, he has been the ICT consultant for IDB, for the NIDS project in Jamaica.
He is also an adjoint professor at the School of Engineers at the Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay. One of his main research interests is biometrics, with several publications on international peer-reviewed journals and conferences.