I am is born in Fribourg, Switzerland. After a classical education (Latin / Philosophy), I graduated as a criminalist and criminologist (1993) and received his PhD (2000), both at the School of Forensic Science (Ecole de Sciences Criminelles) of the University of Lausanne. I  share my time between The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, where I am a principal scientist, and the University of Twente, where I hold the chair of Forensic Biometrics.
I was previously responsible for the fingerprint section within the NFI and the leader of a project about the probabilistic evaluation of fingerprint evidence. From 2002 to 2004 I worked as a senior forensic scientist at the R&D department of the Forensic Science Service (UK-FSS), then an executive agency of the British Ministry of the Interior.
I serve as an associate editor for Forensic Science International (FSI) and is a member of the R&D standing committee of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI-RDSC). I am is also a member of the ISO Technical Committee 272 Forensic Science, developing the ISO standard 21043.


  • Computer Science

    • Forensics
    • Biometrics
    • Evaluation
    • Forensic Evidence
    • Fingerprint Identification
    • Likelihood Ratio
    • Application
  • Medicine and Dentistry

    • Gait


Ancillary activities

  • Nederlands Forensisch InstituutHoofd activiteit

I specialises in the automation and validation of the probabilistic evaluation of forensic evidence, and more specifically from biometric traces.


Editorial - Proceedings EAFS 2022 - StockholmForensic science international, Article 111901 (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Meuwly, D. Forensic Evaluation in Court: The Desirability of Explanation and the Necessity of ValidationIn Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Forensic Sciences. Wiley. Ypma, R. J. F., Ramos, D. & Meuwly, D.Forensic interpretation framework for body and gait analysis: feature extraction, frequency and distinctivenessAustralian Journal of Forensic Sciences (E-pub ahead of print/First online). Seckiner, D., Mallett, X., Roux, C., Gittelson, S., Maynard, P. & Meuwly, D.
A strawman with machine learning for a brain: A response to Biedermann (2022) the strange persistence of (source) “identification” claims in forensic literatureForensic Science International: Synergy, 4, Article 100230. Morrison, G. S., Ramos, D., Ypma, R. J., Basu, N., de Bie, K., Enzinger, E., Geradts, Z., Meuwly, D., van der Vloed, D., Vergeer, P. & Weber, P.
Consensus on validation of forensic voice comparisonScience and Justice, 61(3), 299-309. Morrison, G. S., Enzinger, E., Hughes, V., Jessen, M., Meuwly, D., Neumann, C., Planting, S., Thompson, W. C., van der Vloed, D., Ypma, R. J. F., Zhang, C., Anonymous, A. & Anonymous, B.

Research profiles

Course Introduction to Biometrics

Forensic biometrics - the use of biometric data in forensic applications

Master course Cybercrime, Cybersecurity & Risk Management

Case Assessment and Interpretation in digital forensic science

Courses academic year 2023/2024

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Courses academic year 2022/2023


Visiting address

University of Twente

Zilverling (building no. 11), room 4090
Hallenweg 19
7522 NH Enschede

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