Patrick Grother is a scientist at the National Institute of Standards in Technology responsible for biometric algorithm evaluation, and biometric performance testing standardisation.
He leads the Face Recognition Vendor Tests which constitute the world’s largest independent public tests of face recognition algorithms. 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 biometric failure analysis, image quality, demographic effects, and scalability.
Patrick co-chairs NIST’s biannual International Face Performance Conference (IFPC) on measurement, metrics and certification. He assists several US Government agencies in biometrics performance assessment and standardisation.
Since 2018, Patrick has served as the chairman of the ISO/IEC/JTC 1 Subcommittee 37 on Biometrics where he has edited six performance testing and data interchange standards. He received the IEC 1906 Award in 2009, the ANSI Lohse IT Medal in 2013, and U.S. Department of Commerce Gold Medals in 2007, 2012 and 2021.