Dr. Asraf is the senior vice president of the biometrics business at Gemalto. Dr. Asraf was previously the head of R&D for 3M Cogent, a wholly owned subsidiary of 3M Company that was recently acquired by Gemalto. Prior to 3M, Dr. Asraf served as director of algorithm and embedded development for Bioscrypt, L-1 Identity Solutions and director of engineering for Safran Morpho. Dr. Asraf also worked for McGill University and the Swedish Defense Research Agency, is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications on optimal detection theory, and inventor of detection and classification related patents. Dr. Asraf holds a Ph.D. in statistical signal processing and electrical engineering from Uppsala University.