Contact Information

  • Company: Vision & Graphics Computing, Inc.
  • Phone: (832) 594-7903
  • Cell: (832) 594-7903
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Computers and Information Technology

Specialty Focus: Biometrics, Artificial Intelligence, Face Recognition, Identity, Computer Vision, Image & Signal Processing/Analysis, Video, Intellectual Property, Forensic Science, Deep Learning, Data Science, Technology Transfer, Biomedical, Surveillance

Education: BSc, Physics, University of Athens, Athens, Greece; MSc, Computer Science, Northeastern University, Boston, MA; PhD, Computer Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Years in Practice: 20+

Additional Information

• Kakadiaris’ research team has been a leader in the field of face recognition for more than a decade with contributions in the areas of 3D face (and ear) recognition, 3D-aided 2D Face Recognition, 2D-2D Face Recognition, and profile-based face recognition. Of note is that the team’s 3D-3D face recognition software ranked first in the 3D-shape section of the 2007 Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) organized by NIST, while their 3D-2D method outperforms the state of the art 2D face recognition methods. • Kakadiaris most recently served has as the Director of the Borders, Trade, and Immigration (BTI) Institute, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence led by the University of Houston (UH). As director of the BTI Institute, Ioannis oversaw multiple projects, undertaken by eighteen partners across eight states and the District of Columbia. The portfolio focused on homeland security enterprise research, education, and workforce development by studying complex, multi-disciplinary issues related to crossborder movements of people, goods, data and financial capital. • An innovator, entrepreneur, educator, and a hands-on leader. • Developed long and short-term strategic planning. • Build strong technology & informatics infrastructure and organizational capacity. • Comprehensive strategy framework for transitioning research outputs to corporations and mission-based agencies. • Comprehensive stakeholder engagement strategy based on proactive customer discovery. • Comprehensive strategy to strengthen partner network. • Graduate of the National Science Foundation iCORPs program. • 10+ patents