Dr. Martin Herman is a Senior Advisor in the Information Technology Laboratory at NIST. He has research experience in the areas of information technology, image processing, computer vision, and artificial intelligence. He manages the NIST Forensic Footwear Research project which is focused on research towards quantitative analysis for footwear evidence evaluation. He is co-leader of the NIST Cloud Computing Forensic program. He previously served as a senior manager at NIST for 13 years, where he was responsible for a large program in information access technologies, including biometrics, speech processing and human language technologies, multimedia information access, information retrieval, image and video processing technologies, visualization and usability testing, human-computer interfaces, and smart spaces.He is a member of the OSAC Footwear and Tire Subcommittee and a member of the U.S. National Footwear Database Evaluation Study Expert Working Group.He has a PhD in computer science from the University of Maryland.