Sharath Pankanti received the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Michigan State University, East Lansing, in 1995. He joined IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, in 1995 and was with the IBM Advanced Identification Project until 1999. During 2000–2001, he worked on “footprints”—a system for tracking people based on their infrared emission. From 2001 to 2003, he worked on PeopleVision, a system for detecting and tracking individuals in indoor and outdoor environments. From 2003 to 2004, he worked on large-scale biometric indexing systems and since 2005, has worked on object recognition and human interface designs for effective security and convenience. He has co-edited a comprehensive book on biometrics Biometrics: Personal Identification (Kluwer, 1999) and coauthored A Guide to Biometrics (Springer, 2004).