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Dr. Jonathon Phillips

Electronic Engineer


Dr. Jonathon Phillips is a leading technologist in the fields of computer vision, biometrics, face recognition, and human identification. He was program manager for the first face recognition program, FERET, while at the Army Research Laboratory. He moved to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he was program manager for the Face Recognition Grand Challenge and Iris Challenge Evaluation (ICE) technology development programs, and test director for the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) 2006 and ICE 2006 technology evaluations. He was also test director for the FRVT 2002, for which he was awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Medal. While on loan from NIST, Dr. Phillips was the DARPA program manager for the HumanID program for which he was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. He is now the NIST program manager for the new Multiple Biometrics Grand Challenge (MBGC) Program. His work has been reported in print media of record including the New York Times and the Economist. Dr. Phillips is an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, and guest editor of an issue of Proceedings of the IEEE on biometrics. In 2008 he was selected as an International Association for Pattern Recognition Fellow.


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