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2020 Gold Medal Award


The group is recognized for their excellence in catalyzing continuous dramatic improvement in face recognition technology through measurement and standards. NIST’s Face Recognition program has consistently provided groundbreaking and objective measurements of both the capabilities and the limitations of face recognition technology. Industry has relied on these measurements to guide its technological advancements. Government depends upon these measurements to underpin sound federal policy.


Patrick Grother

Supervisory Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

P. Jonathon Phillips

Electronics Engineer
Laboratory Programs, Information Technology Laboratory, Information Access Division

Mei Lee Ngan

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Kayee Hanaoka

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Amy N. Yates

Information Technology Laboratory

Amanda Carina Hahn

Social Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory