Burak Sahin (President) is a biometric scientist at Daon Inc. He joined Daon following twelve years as a systems analyst at Northrop Grumman Corporation. Mr. Sahin received his B.S. and M.S. degrees, both in Electrical Engineering, at Bogazici University and The Ohio State University. He was a Graduate Research Fellow at the Center for Intelligent Transportation Research at Ohio State where he specialized in H-infinity theory and automated vehicle/highway systems. Mr. Sahin authored and co-authored several research publications during his academic studies and holds current and pending patents on biometric identification technology. He was a member of the Council of Graduate Students at Ohio State and the only student member of the Traffic and Parking Appeals Committee. Mr. Sahin served on the Interim Council of Turkish-American Scientists and Scholars Association during the organization’s establishment meeting in 2004. He volunteered at the Washington, D.C. Turkish Festival in various capacities between 2005 and 2009; he was a member of the ATA-DC Board of Directors (2007-2012) and served as the editor of ATA-DC’s monthly publication.