R. Austin Hicklin is a fellow at Noblis, and has been involved in a broad range of biometric/forensic projects for various U.S. Government agencies since 1995. His work has included development of biometric and forensic standards, evaluations of the reliability and accuracy of latent print examination, automated fingerprint/palmprint identification system engineering and interoperability, assessments of methods for the handling of video and digital image evidence, development of latent print quality metrics, evaluations of biometric identification systems, evaluations of biometric fusion and slap fingerprint segmentation.
His experience also includes designing and developing the universal latent workstation for the FBI, and designing tools for the forensic use of iris and face images. He is the chair of the OSAC Scientific Area Committee for Physics and Pattern Evidence. Mr. Hicklin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, a Master of Science degree in computer science from Virginia Tech, and is completing a doctorate in forensic science from the University of Lausanne.
He was appointed to the FSSB in 2014.