Patrick Grother

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Mr. Patrick Grother is a scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) where he is responsible for work on biometric standards and testing. He leads the IRis EXchange, Face Recognition Vendor Test, and Face in Video Evaluation (FIVE) programs for iris and face recognition technologies that support biometrics in national scale identity management. Additionally, he co-chairs NIST’s International Face Performance Conference on measurement, metrics, and certification. Patrick also assists a number of US Government agencies in research, development, and evaluation, and he has briefed senior government officials, the Army, and Defense Science Boards. He serves as chair of the SC37 committee on biometrics and is editor of six International Organization for Standardization standards there. Patrick also edits the biometrics specifications for the US Government’s Personal Identity Verification credentialing program, for which he received his second Department of Commerce Gold Medal. He also received the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 1906 award in 2009 and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Lohse IT Medal in 2013.

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