Presentation is on what facial recognition essentially is and how it works and how it is used currently. Richard W. Vorder Bruegge, Senior Physical Scientist in the FBI Operational Technology Division (OTD), will provide a learning experience for the audience to understand the technology behind facial recognition and the potential vulnerabilities and security issues behind it.
Instructor: Richard W. Vorder Bruegge is a Senior Physical Scientist in the Operational Technology Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he is responsible for overseeing science and technology developments in the imaging sciences, as well as consulting on other more general science and technology issues across the FBI. He has worked at the FBI since 1995 and has testified as an expert witness in state, federal, and foreign courts over 60 times.
Dr. Vorder Bruegge has a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in Geological Sciences from Brown University, as well as a Bachelor of Sciences in Engineering from Brown. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and in 2010 he was named a Director of National Intelligence Science and Technology Fellow for his work in facial recognition and identification.
From 2014 to 2021 served as Chair of the Digital & Multimedia Scientific Area Committee in the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science and thus served as a member of the Forensic Science Standards Board. He previously served as the Chair of the Scientific Working Group on Imaging Technology (2000-2006) and Chair of the Facial Identification Scientific Working Group (2009-2015).