Towards Identity Resolution: The Challenge of Name Matching

Abstract: Comparing two pieces of text and assessing if they are the same is straightforward. However, imagine the two pieces of text are names and we want to determine if they refer to the same person. Perhaps one name includes a middle name, they are written in different scripts and there are misspellings. Determining that the names match the same identity now becomes a harder challenge. Addressing this challenge is central to the fields of sanctions compliance and anti-money laundering. This talk will describe ways to meet this challenge.

Bio: Gil Irizarry is a Director of Engineering at Basis Technology, responsible for name and identity matching technology. He has over 25 years of experience in software development and engineering management, including CSM (certified scrum master) and PMP (project management professional) certifications. Gil has degrees from Cornell and Harvard Universities and a certificate in management from MIT's Sloan School of Management.