Dr. Andreas Wolf studied mathematics and computer science at Humboldt University in Berlin and Technical University Munich, where he received his doctorate in computer science in 1999. In his dissertation, he dealt with parallel automated reasoning, a special aspect of artificial intelligence. In the past, he worked in technology-oriented positions with IT companies in Munich, Jena and Berlin, focusing on IT security and in particular on biometric technologies.
He initiated the first European certification of a product for biometric speaker recognition according to Common Criteria. Today Dr. Wolf works as Principal Scientist Biometrics with Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Berlin. He has published several book and journal contributions as well as conference papers and received more than 20 patents. He teaches applied biometrics at the Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science of the Free University of Berlin.
He is one of the German DIN experts delegated to the ISO/IEC JTC 1 committees SC 17, SC 27, SC 31 and SC 37 and to the European standardization committee CEN/TC 224. He is chairman of ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 27 "Information security, cybersecurity and data protection", convenor of CEN/TC 224/WG 19 "Breeder documents" and editor or co-editor of several standards, including the ICAO Technical Report on Portrait Quality and the biometric face image data formats ISO/IEC 19794-5/39794-5 which are used in all electronic ID documents.