Dr Vica Papp

 Principal Data Scientist, MBIE

Vica Papp

Dr Vica Papp is a dual forensic-biometric identification specialist. Their doctoral work at Rice University and post-doctoral research at NZILBB at the University of Canterbury focussed on mapping social-behavioural traits on the acoustic speech signal, such as drug use and speaker height. 

Since 2009 they’ve served as an independent forensic expert in speaker comparison in anonymous recordings and authorship analysis of anonymous documents. They are currently a Principal Data Scientist at MBIE where they test, optimise, and consult on high-throughput biographic entity resolution and biometric identification solutions in the face and fingerprint domains. 

They are the elected President of the NZ Forensic Science Society, and the elected Vice President of DINZ. When not working, they roam the South Island high country or dance Argentine tango.

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