Technology and Security - the ICCST.

Rick Lazarick, USA

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Rick Lazarick is a biometrics subject matter expert who supports the US Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate as a consultant. He has in-depth knowledge and expertise in biometric performance testing, standards and emerging identity-related technologies. His recent projects include: developing the experimental design for evaluating the interoperability of non-traditional fingerprint technologies, using human-in-the-loop scenario testing; collaboration with NIST on the development of the evaluation protocol for Face In Video Evaluation (FIVE); technology assessment for mobile biometric devices to be use in DHS deployments for 3-factor authentication and in-the-field biometric enrollment; and support with the development of a tool for investigating child exploitation.

He has 45 years of experience in the engineering profession, applied to security technology in the areas of identity management, biometircs, and airport security, both in and out of the US federal government. Rick has served as the TSA Program Manager for the Airport Access Control Pilot Program, and was one of the founding members of the US INCITS Technical Committee M1 – Biometrics. He was also a member of the US Delegation to the inaugural meeting of the international SC37 subcommittee on Biometrics Standards and served on this committee for 10 years.

He received a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Brown University in 1971, and an M.A. degree in Mathematics from The College of New Jersey.

Rick was the winner of the Carnahan Cup in 2001, and hosted the 2002 ICCST in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA. He is the current Chairman for the 2016 50th Anniversary conference in Orlando FL.