Publications & Presentations

Noblis employees are passionate about our disciplines and it shows in our publications and presentations of research and thought leadership. We research, write, publish, share ideas and thought leadership 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 & Forensic Science

    Hicklin RA, McVicker BC, Parks CL, LeMay J, Richetelli N, Smith M, Buscaglia J, Schwartz Perlman R, Peters EM, Eckenrode BA. “Accuracy, reproducibility, and repeatability of forensic footwear examiner decisions” Forensic Science International 2022, 111418, ISSN 0379-0738.

    Hicklin RA, Winer KR, Kish PE, Parks CL, Chapman W, Dunagan K, Richetelli N, Epstein EG, Ausdemore MA, Busey TA (2021) “Accuracy and Reproducibility of Conclusions by Forensic Bloodstain Pattern Analysts Forensic Science International 2021, 110856, ISSN 0379-0738.

    Busey TA, Heise N, Hicklin RA, Ulery BT, Buscaglia J. “Characterizing missed identifications and errors in latent fingerprint comparisons using eye-tracking data.” PLOS ONE 16(5): e0251674, May 2021.

    Hicklin RA, Kiebuzinski GI, Taylor M. “Best practices in the collection and use of biometric and forensic datasets.” NIST Interagency Report 8361, March 2021.

    Hicklin RA, Ulery BT, Ausdemore M, Buscaglia J. “Why do latent fingerprint examiners differ in their conclusions?” Forensic Science International 320, Nov. 2020.

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

    Kalka ND, Beachler M, Hicklin RA. “LQMetric: A Latent Fingerprint Quality Metric for Predicting AFIS Performance and Assessing the Value of Latent Fingerprints.” Journal of Forensic Identification 70(4) 443-463, Oct 2020.

    Hicklin RA, Ulery BT, Busey TA, Roberts MA, Buscaglia J (2019) “Gaze behavior and cognitive states during fingerprint target group localization.” Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, 2019 4:12.

    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.

    Energy & 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.

    Cybersecurity & Digital Forensics

    Julie Ard, Principal Insider Threat Researcher, Noblis, “Capability-Based Insider Threat Prevention“, presentation given at INFORMS Annual Meeting, November 11, 2020.

    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.

    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.

    Transportation & Autonomous Systems

    Andy Lacher and Alexander Murray, “Trusted Information Integrity as an Enabler of Autonomous Aviation Systems”, paper presented at AUVSI XPONENTIAL, May 6, 2021.

    A. Hudak, S. James and R. Raheb; “Impact of Communication Path Loss to Unmanned Aircraft Swarm Coherency”, paper presented at ICNS Conference, April 20-22, 2021.

    Karl Wunderlich, Ph.D.; “Earned Trust, Priority And The Multi-Machine Maneuver Transaction”; presentation for the Mobility and Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) Innovation Lecture Series, November 2020.

    Karl Wunderlich, Ph.D., Andrew Dudash, David White, James O’Hara, Thomas Mitchell, “Pieces of 8 (Po8) Orchestrated Autonomy Concept: Robot Derby Demonstration”, presented in Munich, Germany as part of the MOBI Grand Challenge, sponsored by the MOBI (Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative) and TIoTA (Trusted IoT Alliance), February 15, 2019.

    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 & 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.