Patrick Grother is a scientist at the National Institute of Standards in Technology within the U.S. Department of Commerce. He is responsible for biometric algorithm evaluation, and biometric performance testing standardization.
He leads the Face Recognition Vendor Tests, the Face-In-Video Evaluation and the Iris Exchange projects. These give quantitative support to developers, end-users and policy makers faced with algorithm selection, performance adequacy assessment, procurement specification.
His current research interests relate to biometric failure analysis: image quality, demographic effects, scalability. He assists several US Government agencies on research, development and evaluation, and co-chairs NIST’s biannual International Face Performance Conference (IFPC 2018) on measurement, metrics and certification.
Since 2018, he has served as the Chairman of the ISO/IEC/JTC 1 Subcommittee 37 on Biometrics and is editor of six standards there. He received the IEC 1906 Award, in 2009, and the ANSI Lohse IT Medal in 2013.