Patrick Grother | Biometrics Evaluator
NIST | United States

Patrick Grother, Biometrics Evaluator, NIST

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.

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Identity Week London 2020 - Day 2 @ 10:50

Identity Week London 2020 - Day 2 @ 17:05

Panel: Implementing Fair and Inclusive Biometric Systems

For all its potential solutions, some biometric technology has discriminated against certain groups by misidentifying them, raising concerns around unconscious racial and gender bias. Accuracy may be improving, but what are the remaining barriers around using biometrics so that all members of society benefit?
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:45 GMT
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:45 GMT
last published: 05/Mar/20 10:45 GMT

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