Dwight R. Worley

Technical Consultant · Research Analyst · Writer


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Technical Consultant


Direct primary and secondary biometrics and identity management research for defense and intelligence agencies, and technology companies. Lead writer and analyst for reports on presentation attacks and fraud detection.

  • Advise companies and government agencies on applying machine learning, computer vision, blockchain, 3D printing, fraud detection, and other state-of-the art technologies to critical problem spaces.
  • Study attack vectors for biometric systems and help coordinate innovative, original research to identify weaknesses and develop effective countermeasures.
  • Mine academic research, patents, and financial documents, and interview executives to get key information first and maintain subject matter expertise. Craft pitches for new research directions.
  • Oversee human subject trials for biometric testing, including recruitment, IRB compliance, data integrity, report writing, payments, and user survey data analysis for thousands of subjects.
March 2015 - Present

Investigative Reporter/Data Analyst

The Journal News

An award-winning journalist, I used data to develop insightful articles on economic, tax, spending, and demographic trends. Also served as newsroom's lead web developer, building microsites, interactive maps, charts, and searchable databases.

  • Conducted quantitative and qualitative research as the data analysis point person for all investigative projects.
  • Compiled, cleaned, and processed large volumes of data; wrote award-winning and uniquely detailed reports on gun ownership, taxes, census surveys, school testing, infrastructure, and immigration.
  • Trained staff in the use of spreadsheets, databases, and data visualization tools.
March 1999 - December 2014

Business Reporter

Florida Today

Wrote daily stock market and business trend stories, improving newspaper's personal finance coverage and earning a seat on the editorial board.

  • Excelled at data analysis and primary research. Stories routinely selected for national distribution.
May 1996 - February 1999
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Pace University

Master of Science, Computer Science
Team capstone project: A System-Wide Keystroke Biometric System - an experimental supervised machine learning system developed to reliably authenticate computer users by their unique typing patterns. My contributions included coding a text-to-XML program in Java, gathering user data, testing, and serving as the primary writer of the final research paper.

Baruch College

Bachelor of Arts, Business Journalism
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A selection of published research reports, newspaper articles, magazines, and web projects. Click images to open.

  • quarterly magazine

    Wrote 80% of content

  • keystroke dynamics report

    Co-lead on team project

  • ida article
  • voting cost article
  • storm recovery article
  • gun owner article
  • gun debate article
  • election website

    Revamp of election website

  • data dashboard

    Data dashboard

  • scholartech website

    Freelance project


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Quantitative & Qualitative Research
  • Human Subjects Research
  • Technical Writing & Editing
  • Scrum, Agile Methodologies
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Methodologies & Scrum
  • Data Visualizations & Dashboards

Honors & Certifications

  • Human Subjects Research Certification, CITI, 2017
  • Certified ScrumMaster, 2015
  • Multimedia storytelling, second place, "A District in Crisis", Best of Gannett, 2012. Team award. Contributions included reporting, writing and data analysis.
  • Frank J. Lo Sacco, Ph.D. Memorial Scholarship, Pace University, 2011. Awarded for academic achievement.
  • Distinguished Investigative Reporting, “A Bridge Too Old,” New York Newspaper Publishers Association, 2006. Contributions included data analysis.
  • Outstanding Achievement in Journalism/Best in Show, “Immigrants In Suburbia,” The Association for Women in Communications, 2005. Contributions included reporting and data analysis.
  • Online Content, second place, “Grading Your Schools,” New York Press Association, 2004