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January 2018

CSAFE Sponsored Error Rates Symposium

January 18, 2018 - January 19, 2018
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center Arlington, VA United States + Google Map

Error rate studies are key to establishing validity in many expert-opinion-based forensic disciplines.  The focus of this symposium is to provide a summary of the classical approaches to forensic evidence interpretation and discuss recent methods arising out of the machine learning and biometrics community concerning the use of error rates in the presentation of evidential strength.  Participants will work to develop a draft proposal for how the OSAC Statistics Task Group should advise various disciplinary groups on developing studies to estimate…

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February 2018

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting

February 15, 2018 - February 19, 2018
Austin Convention Center Austin, TX United States + Google Map

The theme of this meeting is "Advancing Science: Discovery to Application." In extraordinary times, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) must come together to advance science with particular force. The scientific enterprise embraces a broad spectrum of activities, from fundamental research to advanced applications. Academia, government, and industry all perform critical roles in moving ideas into innovations. The demands of the twenty-first century, including improved access to sufficient food, clean water, sustainable energy, and health care, can…

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American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Annual Scientific Meeting

February 19, 2018 - February 24, 2018
Washington State Convention Center Seattle, WA United States + Google Map

The meeting theme is “Science Matters” with initiatives that include a continued focus on research, fostering the research culture in forensic science, and expanding and integrating forensic science research within the broader scientific community.  Open sessions include topics such as "Forensic Science in the Public Eye: Diversity, Research, and Communication" to "Accreditation of Forensic Science Academic Programs Through the FEPAC" and scientific sessions include criminalistics, anthropology, engineering sciences, questioned documents, psychiatry and behavioral sciences and more.

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