Dr. Gloria Washington is an Assistant Professor at Howard University in the Computer Science Department. At Howard, she runs the Affective Biometrics Lab and performs research with her students on affective computing and biometrics. Before coming to Howard University she was an Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Computing Science at Clemson University. She performed research on identifying individuals based solely from pictures of their ears. Dr. Washington has more than fifteen years in Government service and has presented on her research throughout industry. Dr. Washington holds M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from The George Washington University, and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Lincoln University of Missouri.