Dr. Joseph Atick "is Executive Vice President and Chief Strategic Officer of L-1 Identity Solutions, where he sets overall strategic direction for product development, technology investment and support of merger and acquisition activities. Dr. Atick is known as one of the early pioneers of the biometrics industry, having seen through its early phases through the validation and commercialization growth phase we are witnessing now. Prior to joining L-1 Identity Solutions, Dr. Atick served as President and CEO of Identix, today an L-1 Identity Solutions Company. Prior to that, he had co-founded one of the original facial recognition companies, Visionics Corporation. Over the years, Dr. Atick co-founded and managed several companies focused on technology transfer and development, and has served as a technical advisor to many high-tech enterprises and organizations, including NATO. He had also led the Computational Neuroscience Laboratory at Rockefeller University and the Neural Cybernetics Group at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. Atick is a highly sought after speaker at high level industry conferences and a frequent commentator in the media. He has also been asked to testify several times before congressional committees. Dr. Atick holds a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics from Stanford University."