Elham Tabassi is the Chief of Staff in the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at NIST. ITL, one of six research laboratories within NIST, supports NIST’s mission to promote US innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. ITL cultivates trust in information technology and metrology by conducting research, developing and disseminating standards, measurements, and testing for interoperability, security, usability, and reliability of information systems. As a scientist she has been working on various computer vision research projects with applications in biometrics since 1999. She is a Fellow of Washington Academy of Sciences, and a senior member of IEEE.