Thirimachos Bourlai is an associate professor in the Lane Department of Computer Science and Engineering at WVU. As of August 1st 2020, Dr. Bourlai, will be an Associate Professor at the University of Georgia. He serves as an adjunct assistant professor in the WVU School of Medicine - Department of Ophthalmology, the Department of Forensic and Investigative Science, and the Department of Chemical Engineering. He is also the founder and director of the Multi-Spectral Imagery Lab. Dr. Bourlai, is the Series Editor of the Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications – book series by Springer (2015 – now), an Associate Editor of the IET Electronics Letters Journal, an Associate Editor of the Pattern Recognition Letters (Elsevier), the VP on Education of the IEEE Biometrics Council, an Advisory Board Member of the IDGA Biometrics and Law Enforcement Conference, and a member of the Academic Research and Innovation Expert Group of the Biometrics Institute. Finally, he is a reviewer for a number of premier journals and conferences in computer vision, biometrics and related areas. He has published 3 books (Springer - “Face Recognition Across the Imaging Spectrum, 2016”, “Surveillance in Action, 2018”, and “Securing Social Identity in Mobile Platforms, 2020”), has 3 patents, and about 120+ journals, conference papers, book chapters and magazine articles.