Damien Woodard Ph.D

Dr. Woodard received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, his M.E. in Computer Science and Engineering from Penn State University, and his B.S. in Computer Science and Computer Information Systems from Tulane University. He is currently an Associate Professor within the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Florida where he is a member of the Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research. In 2008, he joined North Carolina A&T State University and University of North Carolina Wilimington in forming the Center of Advanced Studies in the Identity Sciences (CASIS) which is the Office of the Director National Intelligence’s first science and technology based Center of Academic Excellence (CAE). His research interests include Biometrics / Identity Science, Machine Learning Based Cybersecurity, and Signal / Image Analysis. Prior to becoming a faculty member, Dr. Woodard was a Director of Central Intelligence postdoctoral fellow. His postdoctoral research focused on the development of advanced iris recognition systems using high resolution sensors. His current research projects include applications of deep-learning to identity science, mobile device usage based biometric identification, and author attribution (stylometry).