Alex Kilpatrick, PhD
CTO & Co-Founder
Dr. Alex Kilpatrick is responsible for technology development, research, infrastructure, and analysis.
Dr. Kilpatrick was formerly an Air Force officer, performing and managing R&D in the space and software fields, as well as managing the entire Air Force basic research program in Computer Science. He has also developed a variety of advanced components and infrastructure for training systems used by thousands of learners in major US companies, as well as giving invited lectures and a keynote at national training conferences. Dr. Kilpatrick has also conducted research in Social Network Analysis, Ontologies, Intelligent Agents and microelectronic work for DARPA.
Fot the past five years, Dr. Kilpatrick has developed a variety of biometric systems for foreign governments in the Middle East, as well as serving as the Chief Scientist and VP/GM for Ideal Innovations. Inc. He was the sole developer of biometric/security systems for the Jordan International Police Training Center, the Iraq Ministries of the Interior, Petroleum, and Water, the Iraqi High Tribunal, and several fingerprint scanning efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other confidential programs. He also served as the technical lead of the Iraqi Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS), the Iraqi National ID Card proof of concept, and the Iraqi permanent resident ID card. Dr. Kilpatrick has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Jordan twenty-five times in support of system development and research.
Dr. Kilpatrick holds a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, a M.S. in Systems Management (R&D) from the University of Southern California, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University.