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2022 Dr. Willie E. May Award for Distinguished Career at NIST

Jonathan Phillips Distinguished Career


Dr. Phillips is recognized for his leadership, innovation, and technical foresight in pioneering evidence-based decision making for face recognition and biometric algorithms. From organizing one of the first Face Recognition Technology Evaluation programs in 1993, through modern-day assessment of human examiners and their biometric decision-making practices, Dr. Phillips’ ongoing research programs have focused the field’s research directions to uncover limitations, build trust, and establish best practices for biometrics measurement and evaluation.


P. Jonathon Phillips

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