Speakers » Prof.dr. Didier Meuwly

Prof.dr. Didier Meuwly

Professor, Forensic Biometrics Chair, University of Twente, The Netherlands

PANEL – Identity innovations: Plotting a course for the future

The identity industry continues to move forward at lightning pace, with new technologies promising to revolutionise the way that services are accessed and the way people transact – between each other, online, in commercial settings, and with public administrations.
This panel looks to the future. It will consider what identity innovations are likely to gain traction. It will ask what role secure government-issued credentials will play. And it will help identify the key trends that will enable identity industry stakeholders plot a course for the future.


Didier Meuwly is educated as a criminalist and criminologist (MSc - 1993) and obtained his PhD (2000) at the School of Forensic Science (IPS) of the University of Lausanne. Currently, he shares his time between the Forensic Institute of the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands (Netherlands Forensic Institute), where he is a principal scientist, and the University of Twente, where he holds the chair of Forensic Biometrics. He specialises in the automation and validation of the probabilistic evaluation of forensic evidence, and more particularly of biometric traces.
From 2002 to 2004, he worked as a senior forensic scientist within the R&D department of the Forensic Science Service (UK-FSS), at the time an executive agency of the British Home Office.
He is a founding member of two working groups of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI): The Forensic Speech and Audio Analysis Working Group (FSAAWG) in 1997 and the European Fingerprint Working Group (EFPWG) in 2000. He is the editor of an ISO standard and has served as expert in several committees including legislative commissions in the Netherlands and international scientific committees. He is also a member of the editorial board and a guest editor of Forensic Science International (FSI).


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