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Didier Meuwly is born in 1968 in Fribourg, Switzerland. After a classical education (Latin/Philosophy), he educated as a criminalist and criminologist (1993) and obtained his PhD (2000) at the School of Forensic Science (IPS) of the University of Lausanne. Currently he shares his time between the Forensic Institute of the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands (Netherlands Forensic Institute), where he is a principal scientist, and the University of Twente, where he holds the chair of Forensic Biometrics. He specialises into the automation and validation of the probabilistic evaluation of forensic evidence, and more particularly of biometric traces.
He was previously the leader of a project about the probabilistic evaluation of fingermark evidence, and responsible of the fingerprint section within the NFI. From 2002 to 2004, he worked as a senior forensic scientist within the R&D department of the Forensic Science Service (UK-FSS), at the time an executive agency of the British Home Office. From 1999 to 2002 he was responsible of the biometric research group of the IPS.
is a founding member of 2 working groups of the European Network of Forensic
Science Institutes (ENFSI): The Forensic Speech and Audio Analysis Working
Group (FSAAWG) in 1997 and the European Fingerprint Working Group (EFPWG) in
2000. He is still active within the EFWPG. He is also a member of the editorial
board and a guest editor of Forensic Science International (FSI).