Dr. Boult is the El Pomar Endowed Professor of Innovation and Security at U.Colorado Colorado Springs and the co-founder and CEO/CTO of Securics Inc. With more than a dozen patents, 300+ papers and ~8500 citations to his work, his is an established international expert on computer vison, biometrics and cybersecurity. Over his academic career he has received more than $30M in research funding, with $15M more in his companies. Prof in Columbia's CS Department. He moved from Columbia to Lehigh (1994-2003) where he was an endowed professor and eventually founded the Lehigh CS department. He joined UCCS in 2003 as an El Pomar Professor. Over his career he has won 2 teaching awards, multiple research/innovation awards, best paper awards, best reviewer awards, and IEEE service awards. He is a member of the IEEE Golden Core and has been an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and in 2017 was elected as an IEEE Fellow. Dr. Boult is the founder, primary architect, and co-director of the UCCS Bachelor of Innovation Family of Degrees. This awarding family of degrees combines a core of innovation and entrepreneurship with a significant multi-year "team emphasis" and all the rigor of bachelor degrees in their fields. Innovation is not just what he teaches; Dr. Boult is an inventor and serial entrepreneur that has been involved with multiple startup companies with widely deployed software and technology.