Publications & Presentations

Noblis employees are passionate about our disciplines and it shows in our publications of research and thought leadership. We research, write, publish, share ideas, and thrive on the application of our expertise. Our motivation is internal and mission-oriented; it stems from a desire to excel and realize results.

    Life Sciences

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    Biometric and Forensic Science

    Kiebuzinski GI, Hicklin RA, Taylor M. “Making a Case for Effective Latent Print Casework Metrics.” Identification News, 47(2):12-13 (Spring 2017).

    Ulery, B.T. and R.A. Hicklin (Noblis), T. Roberts and J. Buscaglia (FBI Lab) “Factors associated with latent fingerprint exclusion determinations.” Forensic Science International, 275:65-67. June 2017.

    R.A. Hicklin (Noblis), M.A. Roberts, J. Buscaglia (FBI Lab), “Black Box and White Box Forensic Examiner Evaluations Understanding The Details” and “Implications of the Quality, Black Box, and White Box Studies.”  Proceedings. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, New Orleans. February 2017.


    Ulery, B.T., R.A. Hicklin, M.A. Roberts, J. Buscaglia, “Data on the interexaminer variation of minutia markup on latent fingerprints.”  Data in Brief,  8: 158-190. September 2016.

    Ulery, B.T., R.A. Hicklin, M.A. Roberts, J. Buscaglia, “Interexaminer variation of minutia markup of minutia markup on latent fingerprints.”  Forensic Science International,  264:89-99, July 2016.

    C. Adams, K. C. Allen, T. Miller, N. D. Kalka and A. K. Jain, “Grouper: Optimizing Crowdsourced Face Annotations”, CVPR, Workshop on Biometrics, June 26, 2016.

    Blanton, K. C. Allen, T. Miller, N. D. Kalka and A. K. Jain, “A Comparison of Human and Automated Face Verification Accuracy on Unconstrained Image Sets”, CVPR, Workshop on Biometrics, June 26, 2016.


    Ulery, B.T., R.A. Hicklin, M.A. Roberts, J. Buscaglia, “Changes in latent fingerprint examiners’ markup between analysis and comparison.”  Forensic Science International , 247(2014):54-61. Feb 2015. (Preprint)

    Kalka, N. Bartlow, B. Cukic, A. Ross, “A Preliminary Study on Identifying Sensors from Iris Images,” Proc. of IEEE Computer Society Workshop on Biometrics at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Conference, (Boston, USA), June 2015.


    D. Kalka and R.A. Hicklin, “On Relative Distortion in Fingerprint Comparison”. Forensic Science International, Volume 244, 78-84, November 2014.

    Ulery, B.T., R.A. Hicklin, M.A. Roberts, J. Buscaglia, “Measuring what latent fingerprint examiners consider sufficient information for individualization determinations.”  PLoS ONE,  9(11): e110179.  Nov 2014.

    Klare, S. Klum, J.C. Klontz, E. Taborsky, T. Akgul and A. K. Jain, “Suspect Identification Based on Descriptive Facial Attributes”,  Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Biometrics, 2014.

    Best-Rowden, H. Han, C. Otto, B. Klare and A. K. Jain, “Unconstrained Face Recognition: Identifying a Person of Interest from a Media Collection”,  IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 2014.

    Klare, A. Blanton, and B. Klein, “Efficient Face Retrieval using Synecdoches”,  Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Biometrics, 2014.

    Best-Rowden, S. Bisht, J. Klontz, A. K. Jain, “Unconstrained Face Recognition: Establishing Baseline Human Performance via Crowdsourcing”,  Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Biometrics, 2014.

    Energy and Environment

    Marqusee, Ph.D., Jeffrey, Craig Schultz, and Dorothy Robyn, “Power Begins at Home: Assured Energy for U.S. Military Bases”, report commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts, January 12, 2017.


    Ronald C. Porter (Noblis), R. Hunter Anderson, G. Cornell Long, Janet K. Anderson (Air Force Civil Engineer Center). “Occurrence of select perfluoroalkyl substances at U.S. Air Force aqueous film-forming foam release sites other than fire-training areas: Field-validation of critical fate and transport properties”, Chemosphere, pp. 678-685. May 2016.


    Dunn, Colin, Ryan M. Macpherson, and Amy C. Maples. “Benchmarking for Military Buildings.” The Military Engineer, pp. 65-66.  March-April 2015.

    Wassman, Bob “Defense Should Follow Private Sector’s Energy Efficiency Lead” National Defense, February 2015.


    Barry, Judith A. “Proven Sustainability Approaches Advance Mission at Navy Installations Efforts Include Energy & Water Conservation, Green Building Management Practices”.  Currents, pp 54-57. Winter 2014.


    Marqusee, Dr. Jeffrey and Rear Admiral David Titley, USN (Ret.), “Did we learn from Hurricane Sandy?”,The Virginian-Pilot  online, November 29, 2013.

    Barry, Judith A. “Sustainability Approaches Proven Successful at Naval Installations.” Currents, pp 62-66. Summer 2013.

    Brown, Erica and Andrew Rak. “The Scan-Watch-Action Approach to Emerging Contaminants.”  Water Online,  pp 38-39. March 2013.

    Goldblum, D. K., M. Cora, and A. Rak. 2013.  “Assessing Ecological Risk from Mercury in Little Bay Estuary: A Study from Fort Totten in New York.”  Environmental Quality Management, Fall 2013.

    National Security and Intelligence

    Samuel Gross (Noblis), Joshua Harrington, and Laurel Minot, “Sums of Polynomial Residues”,  Irish Mathematical Society Bulletin, 79, Summer 2017, pp 31-37.

    Samuel Gross, Daniel Negron, Mark Sanders, Erica Maciejewski, “Topics in Cryptography”, presentation at BloomCon 2017, digital forensics conference at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

    Negron, D. (Noblis) and M. Collins (RedJack), “Mushrooms Not Honey: Making Deceptive Defenses More Toxic for Attackers.” (YouTube video) Presented at RSA Conference. February 2017.

    Mork, A. Rosenthal, and A. Chapman, “How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Embrace the Chaos.” Presented at Northeast Database Day. January 2017.


    Samuel S. Gross (Noblis) and Joshua Harrington (Department of Mathematics Cedar Crest College), “Special Numbers in the Ring Zn.” Journal of Integer Sequences, Vol. 18 (2015), Article 15.11.3.

    Shanmuga Sozhamannan, Mitchell Y. Holland,Adrienne T. Hall,Daniel A. Negrón, Mychal Ivancich, Jeffrey W. Koehler, Timothy D. Minogue, Catherine E. Campbell, Walter J. Berger, George W. Christopher, Bruce G. Goodwin, Michael A. Smith, “Evaluation of Signature Erosion in Ebola Virus Due to Genomic Drift and Its Impact on the Performance of Diagnostic Assays.” Published in Viruses. June 2015.

    Allen, Andrea R. (Noblis), Lamont Booker, and Gary A. Rockwood (2015).  “Acute Cyanide Toxicity.”  Chapter 1 in Toxicology of Cyanides and Cyanogens: Experimental, Applied and Clinical Aspects, pp 1-14.


    Steven Gordon, David Garbin, Denise Masi, and Patrick McGregor. 2014. “UMTS Load Control with Access Class Barring”, MILCOM 2014, October 6-9, 2014, Baltimore, MD.

    Transportation Systems

    Vasudevan, Meenakshy and Michael Brooks, Amy Jacobi, Michael Mercer, and Kathy Thompson. “US-Japan Collaborative Research on Evaluation Tools and Methods.” Published by the U.S. Department of Transportation. April 2016. 

    McGurrin, Mike. “Open and shut. Open Traffic Data: oxymoron or new paradigm?” Thinking Highways (North America), pp. 14-16. July 2015. 


    Telecommunications and Networking

    Folkedal, T.C. “Valuing the Butterfly: Seven Steps Government Agencies Can Use to Get Better Returns on Technology Transformations,”, May 2020.

    Soltys, J., “Technology’s Central Nervous System Needs Attention Now,”, February, 2020.

    Folkedal, T.C.   “Cloud Economics”, Cloud Strategy, Winter 2016.

    Morris, W.; Petersons, I.; Soltys, J. “A Systematic Approach to Protest Proof Acquisitions,”  Acquisition Excellence Conference, March 2015.

     Soltys, J.  “The Value of a ‘Home Inspector’ for IT Acquisitions,”  Federal Computer Weekly (FCW), May 2013.