Biometrics 2016


Erik Bowman, Technical Fellow, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, USA

Erik Bowman

Erik Bowman is a Technical Fellow with Northrop Grumman, focusing his time on research, development, and application of biometric technologies within large-scale identity missions. Prior to his current research work, Mr Bowman served as the Chief Engineer for Northrop Grumman on the US Army’s Department of Defense Automated Biometric Identification System. In this position, his responsibilities included coordination and advancing all technical aspects on the program including infrastructure engineering, software development, systems engineering, and verification. In addition to the Army’s multimodal biometric matching system, Mr Bowman served as a subject matter expert on a large-scale biometric program in the UK, producing a detailed biometric accuracy test plan to test the accuracy of fingerprint and face modalities.

Additionally, Mr Bowman was the principal investigator for research and development projects in biometrics and identity management from 2004 to 2009. During his time as a principal investigator, Mr Bowman led the development efforts of multimodal fusion algorithms and approaches to face matching using multiple video-based cameras. He holds two patents in identity management and earned an MBA in Global Impact Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and a BS from Saint Joseph’s University.