Didier Meuwly is born in 1968 in Fribourg, Switzerland. After a
classical education (latin/philosophy) at the St-Michel College in
Fribourg, he graduates from the School of Forensic Science (IPS) of the
University of Lausanne in 1993. In 2000 he obtains at IPS his PhD in the
field of forensic automatic speaker recognition.
He works currently at the Forensic Institute of the Ministry of Justice
of the Netherlands (NFI). From 2004 he was leader of a project about the
probabilistic evaluation of fingermark evidence, from 2006 responsible
of the fingerprint section and from 2008 principal scientist of the
From 2002 to 2004, he was a senior forensic scientist within the case
assessment and interpretation group of the Forensic Science Service
(FSS), at the time an executive agency of the British Home Office. His
research activity focused on the development of forensic services based
on biometric data (speech, fingermark and DNA).
From 1999 to 2002 he was responsible of the biometric research group of
the IPS, developing a research activity in the fields of fingermark
detection, forensic automatic speaker recognition and information
technology. During this period he also taught a pre- and postgraduate
course on human individualization.
He is a founding member of 2 working groups of the European Network of
Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI): the Forensic Speech and Audio
Analysis Working Group (FSAAWG) in 1997 and the European Fingerprint
Working Group (EFPWG) in 2000. He is also a member of the International
Fingerprint Research Group (IFRG).