Yevgeniy B. Sirotin, Ph.D., is a senior scientist manager in SAIC’s Defense and Civilian Customer Group, specifically supporting the Department of Homeland security Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T) as the principal investigator at the Maryland Test Facility.
Sirotin’s customer work focuses on developing and applying operationally relevant metrics to measure technology performance through efficient testing representative of customer use cases.
His current research topics are in the field of biometrics and identity. They include research on biometric AI bias and how to best introduce biometric AI into human workflows or “human algorithm teaming.” He is currently a co-editor of a new standard for measuring demographic effects in biometric systems (ISO/IEC 19795-10).
Prior to joining SAIC, Sirotin was a presidential fellow in neuroscience at Rockefeller University, where he investigated the neurobiology of behavior and perception.
Sirotin started his industry career in 2014 as a human factors scientist supporting the DHS S&T, where he designed large-scale scenario evaluations of biometric technologies for use in travel environments.
Sirotin earned his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Brandeis University and his doctorate in neurobiology and behavior from Columbia University.
Sirotin has been published more than 84 times, spanning the disciplines of behavior and human-computer interaction. His past research has covered mathematical psychology, neurophysiology, psychometrics, biometrics, and human factors.
Outside of work, Sirotin spends time with his wife and two sons, enjoying