|By Business Wire||
|June 24, 2014 07:00 AM EDT||
Identification Technology Partners, Inc. (IDTP) announced that Edwin T. Upchurch has joined IDTP. Dr. Upchurch has over 40 years of systems design, performance engineering and project management experience, and developed performance engineering methodologies that assure highly complex systems meet designed functional and reliability requirements. Dr. Upchurch successfully applied these methods to biometrics systems including the FBI’s IAFIS, NGI, and the UK’s NAFIS.
“Dr. Upchurch's applied experience in performance analysis supports a critical element for biometrics systems development,” said Paul Collier, founding partner and President of IDTP. “Ed provides an unmatched support capability to our clients with the convergence of biometrics and Big Data in large scale systems. We are proud to have Ed join the IDTP team.”
Dr. Upchurch is a founder of Emu Solutions and currently serves on its Board of Directors. He has been a Faculty Associate at Caltech's Center for Advanced Computing Research (CACR) and a Principal Engineer at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). He has led several high performance computing projects funded by Department of Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), Department of Energy (DOE), US Army, Department of Defense (DOD) and NASA. Dr. Upchurch has had senior technical management responsibilities at Control Data, Computer Science Corporation, Radian, Lockheed Martin, and Shell Oil. He taught performance engineering courses at University of Texas at Austin, Caltech, National University of Singapore and University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. He has provided performance engineering consulting to many firms including NIMA, SAIC, CTA, IBM, American Express, Harris Corp., Oracle, UNISYS, ARAMCO, Singapore Telecoms, British Telecoms, and Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior. Dr. Upchurch received his PhD in Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and holds degrees in computer science and mathematics.
About Identification Technology Partners, Inc.
IDTP is the leading technical consulting firm providing independent subject-matter-expertise in biometrics, secure identity authentication and credentialing system design and testing, including smart cards, cryptography and access control. IDTP is influencing identity system design performance. We make ID work. www.idtp.com