Shahram Orandi is a computer scientist and Chief of the Information Access Division in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Prior to this role, he served as the Group Leader for the Image Group working in the area of biometric identification systems research, and standards. His research interests include sensor science, biometric data capture & processing, data compression, and identity classification. Throughout his professional career, Shahram has supported the design, development and testing of various large scale biometric identification and credentialing systems supporting civilian and law enforcement applications. Prior to entering civil service, Shahram had worked in the commercial sector on medical claims systems, accident injury modelling and electronic health management systems, and commercial power plant accident management systems. Shahram holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.