Dr Bavarian received his Ph.D., and
Master of Science degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, and attended the Graduate School at
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
Dr. Bavarian is a pioneer and industry leading authority in the field of
Fingerprint Biometric Identification with over 26 years of research and
development experience in academics and industry business management. He
joined Motorola through the acquisition of Printrak International by
Motorola in November of 2000.
Dr. Bavarian is currently
an executive member of the management for the Motorola Biometrics Business
Unit. In the last 12 years, Dr. Bavarian led the development of two product
generations of fingerprint identification systems, each setting the bar on
the new technology standards in the industry for others to follow. He
initially joined Printrak in 1992, as the technical lead for Printrak’s
sixth generation Biometric Identification product line. Sales jumped more
than four times in five years, leading to a successful company public
offering. Dr. Bavarian was featured in the Forbes Magazine April, 1997 issue
as the lead technologist for the turn around of the Printrak International
Automated Fingerprint Identification System Products.
In 2000, Dr. Bavarian was the member of the senior management in charge of
the acquisition and successful integration of Printrak by Motorola. Upon the
completion of this transaction, he initiated the development of the next
generation Multimode (fingerprint, Face and Iris) biometric identification
product called Omnitrak. The product has introduced state of the art
web-based and multi-tier internet model service oriented architecture (SOA)
and for the first time open and scalable technology for combining multiple
modes of biometrics such as face, finger and iris to Biometric
Identification market and received the 2004 Frost & Sullivan Award for
Competitive Strategy Leadership.
Prior to Printrak, Dr. Bavarian was a professor in the Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of California, Irvine for
eight years, where he conducted original research and taught advance
curriculum in Intelligent Systems, Artificial Neural Networks, Computer
Vision and System Theory. During his tenure, Dr. Bavarian published over 80
technical papers and book chapters and received several awards for
outstanding research and teaching.
A few of the successful
career milestones achievements:
• Development of High Speed Fingerprint Matching system for FBI. The fastest
and most accurate search and match engine in industry in 1994.
• Development of the fastest fingerprint image processing for real time
identification using the Texas Instrument Multi-Media DSP chip in 1995.
• Development and installation of the first large-scale Civil Biometric
Identification system for fraud detection and prevention for Los Angeles
Welfare program, later expanded to the California Statewide system.
• Invention of the ExpertMatching technology. The first Knowledge-based (not
Minutiae-based) fingerprint matching technology.
• Development of Omnitrak product, the first Multi-Biometric Identification,
Multi-tier, J2EE compliant Scalable and Service Oriented Architecture
product in the industry.
• Inducted to the Motorola Science Advisory Board for outstanding
contribution to the state-of-the-art in biometrics and fingerprint
• UCI, Distinguished Research Award 1989; and UCI, Engineering Professor of
the year 1988