The Experts

Animetrics

Animetrics is a leading developer in advanced facial recognition technology for the military, intelligence, and law enforcement. After the Boston Marathon bombing, one of their facial recognition programs, Forensica GPS, successfully analyzed low-resolution stills of the bombers and identified them.

Website: http://animetrics.com/

Forensica GPS: http://animetrics.com/?content=products/forensicaGPS

Dr. Arun Ross

Dr. Arun Ross is the Director of iPRoBe Lab, located at Michigan State University, and a Professor in the department of computer science and engineering at MSU. Dr. Ross has also served as the Assistant Site Director of the National Science Foundation Center for Identification Technology and Research between 2010 and 2012.

Dr. Ross is an internationally recognized expert in biometrics, computer vision, and machine learning, having co-authored the standard textbook introduction to biometrics and two other handbooks on the same subject. iPRoBe Lab possesses state-of-the-art biometric software.

Website: https://iprobe.cse.msu.edu/index.php

Full CV: https://www.egr.msu.edu/people/profile/rossarun

Dragica Brayovic

Dragica Brayovic is a facial “super-recognizer.” She is the top super-recognizer known in Australia, involved in cutting-edge research on the science of super-recognizers, currently being conducted by Dr. David White at UNSW Sydney.

Ms. Brayovic achieved the highest recorded score by Dr. White in a special test designed to identify super-recognizers.

Dr. Julio Garcia, MD

Dr. Julio Garcia is a world-class, board certified plastic surgeon. In addition to undergraduate studies in biology, Dr. Garcia possesses an art history degree from Northwestern University. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Anti-Aging, and a recipient of the “Leading Physician of the World” award. Named top plastic surgeon in Las Vegas in 2016, he also is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at both the Humana Sunrise and Valley Hospitals in Las Vegas. Finally, he is the physician leader of the medical team for the LVMPD SWAT team.

Website and Full CV: https://lvcosmeticsurgery.com/dr-julio-garcia/

Dr. Joseph Mascaro, DMD

Dr. Mascaro is an oral surgeon with nearly 40 years of experience. His education includes undergraduate training at Cornell University and then graduation from the University of Louisville’s School of Dentistry. Post-graduation, Dr. Mascaro completed a general dental internship at Louisville VA Hospital and received advanced training at the University of Louisville.

During the course of his career, Dr. Mascaro served as President of the Louisville Society of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and held a teaching appointment at University of Louisville School of Dentistry. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and licensed by the Kentucky Board of Dentistry.

Additional professional credentials include membership with the American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Medical Society, Southeast Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Kentucky Dental Association. Dr. Mascaro has also published in the Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Website: https://www.derbycityoralsurgery.com/about/meet-the-doctors/

Lois Gibson

Lois Gibson is one the world’s foremost forensic artists. She holds a BA in fine arts from the University of Texas at Austin with honors in addition to having studied dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and forensic art at the FBI Academy. She holds the 2017 Guinness World Record for most identifications by a forensic artist and has helped the Houston police solve 1,266 cases. Currently she teaches forensic art at Northwestern University and the Institute of Forensic Art in Houston. She is the author of the standard textbook in forensic art.

Website: https://www.loisgibson.com/

Bart Baggett

Bart Baggett is one of the most well-known forensic document examiners in the United States. As a court-qualified expert witness in questioned documents, he has examined over 14,000 documents for over 880 cases. He has made over 1,500 radio and television appearances to discuss handwriting analysis and the science of questioned document examination.

Website: https://bartbaggett.com/

Dr. Ruud Karsten, DDS

Dr. Ruud Karsten, DDS, is a retired periodontist and former Senior Lecturer in periodontology at the Radboud University College of Dental Sciences, The Netherlands, having taught between 1975–2013.

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