Mei Lee Ngan

Mei Lee Ngan

Computer Scientist

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Mei Ngan is a scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD.  Her research focus includes evaluation of face recognition and tattoo recognition technologies.  She is currently involved in a number of key face recognition testing activities at NIST, including the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) project.  Mei has authored and co-authored several technical publications, including outcomes from large-scale evaluation of one-to-many face identification algorithms, performance of facial age and gender estimation algorithms, and publication of a seminal open tattoo database for developing tattoo recognition research, which she received the Special Contribution Award for at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Identity, Security and Behavior Analysis (ISBA).


Leveraging Facial Recognition Technology for Public Safety and Homeland Security Missions

Wednesday, June 26th
Facial recognition has proven to be a force multiplier for efforts to protect the homeland and assist law enforcement, enhancing the mission capabilities, efficiency and effectiveness of operations in diverse ways. Hear from public safety and homeland security officials on how the federal government is leveraging the benefits from facial recognition technology and what the future holds for use of this key biometric technology.