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Shahram Orandi (Fed)

Shahram Orandi is a computer scientist and biometric researcher in the Information Access Division of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  Prior to this role, he served as the Chief of the Information Access Division as well as the Group Leader for the Image Group in the Information Access Division.  He is currently working in the area of biometric identification systems research and standards with a concentration in contactless fingerprint capture. 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.


Repeatability of Contactless and Contact Fingerprint Capture

John M. Libert, Shahram Orandi, John Grantham, Kenneth Ko, Bruce Bandini
A new generation of contactless fingerprint capture devices has recently emerged. These devices provide the ability to capture a fingerprint without making

Guidance on Contactless Friction Ridge Image Compression, v1.0

John M. Libert, Shahram Orandi, Kenneth Ko, Bruce Bandini, John Grantham, Craig I. Watson
Nascent technologies show promise in collecting 500 ppi fingerprints in a contactless fashion while yielding various improvements in the collection process over
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022