IEEE Biometrics Council is happy to introduce the new Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions of Biometrics and Identity Science. The new Editor-in-Chief is Professor Emeritus Mark Nixon and his term will be from July 2024 to June 2027.

Mark S. Nixon is a Professor Emeritus in the Vision, Learning and Control research group in the School of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Southampton UK. His research interests are in image processing, biometrics and computer vision. His team pioneered gait as a biometric and were amongst the pioneers of ear biometrics. His team develops new techniques for static and moving shape extraction, which have found application in automatic face and automatic gait recognition and in medical image analysis. He was previously the President of the IEEE Biometrics Council and Vice Chair IEEE PSPB. He is a Fellow of the IAPR (for services to biometrics and computer vision) and the Distinguished Fellow of the BMVA 2015. He has been chair/program co-chair BMVC’98, ICPR’04, IEEE BTAS’10, ICPR’16, IEEE ISBA’16, IAPR/IEEE IJCB’17, and ICB’19 and will co-chair IJCB 2025.

We are delighted to have you among us. On behalf of the Biometrics Council, we would like to extend our warmest welcome and good wishes!