Our Team

Together We Move Forensic Sciences Forward

More than 60 researchers and national practitioners from across four universities and numerous research institutes work together to build strong scientific foundations that enhance forensic science and technology practices. We are statisticians, engineers, lawyers. We are medical professionals, forensic scientists, computer scientists and more. Together we are advancing the forensic science and technology industry.

CSAFE LEADERSHIP

Alicia L. Carriquiry
Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University | Director of CSAFE

Alicia Carriquiry is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Statistics at Iowa State University.

William F. Eddy
John C. Warner Professor of Statistics, Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University | Co-Director of CSAFE

William Eddy is the John C. Warner Professor of Statistics, Emeritus, at Carnegie Mellon University.

Karen Kafadar
Karen Kafadar
Professor and Chair of Statistics at University of Virginia | Co-Director of CSAFE

Karen Kafadar is a Commonwealth Professor and the Chair of Statistics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Hal S. Stern
Professor of Statistics, University of California, Irvine | Co-Director of CSAFE

Hal Stern is a Professor of Statistics at the University of California – Irvine.

Founding Leader, Stephen E. Fienberg
Founding Leader

On December 14, 2016, Stephen Fienberg passed away, but he has left an everlasting impact on the statistics community.

THE CSAFE RESEARCH TEAM

Daniel Attinger
Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Mechanical Engineering
Simon Cole
Professor, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Law and Criminal Justice
Shih-Fu Chang
Professor, Columbia University
Area of Expertise: Blood Pattern
Kris De Brabanter
Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Cyber Forensics
Charles Fowlkes
Associate Professor, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Brandon Garrett
Professor, University of Virginia
Area of Expertise: Law
Neil Gong
Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Cleotilde Gonzalez
Research Professor and Founding Direction of Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory
Area of Expertise: Behavioral Decision Making, Learning, Decisions from Experience, Cognitive Modeling
Yong Guan
Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Heike Hofmann
Professor, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Jeffrey Holt
Professor, University of Virginia
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Joseph Kadane
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Roy Maxion
Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Area of Expertise: Computer Science, Machine Learning
Anjali Mazumder
Research Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Jared S Murray
Visiting Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Daniel Murrie
Director, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
Area of Expertise: Law, Psychiatry, Behavioral Neurosciences
Jennifer Newman
Associate Professor, Iowa State University Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Mathematics
Yaron Shor
CSAFE Collaborator, Israeli Police
Deva Ramanan
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Area of Expertise: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
Padhraic Smyth
Professor, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Clifford Spiegelman
Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M
Area of Expertise: Forensics
Dan Spitzner
Professor, University of Virginia
Area of Expertise: Statistics
William C Thompson
Professor, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Law
Min Wu
Professor, University of Maryland
Area of Expertise: Digital Forensics
Sarena Wiesner
CSAFE Collaborator, Israeli Police Department

NIST Collaborators

Simone Gittelson
Statistical Design, Analysis, and Modeling Group, NIST
Area of Expertise: Shoeprints & Treadmarks
Steven Lund
Statistical Design, Analysis, and Modeling Group, NIST
Area of Expertise: Shoeprints & Treadmarks
Barbara Guttman
Manager, Software Quality Group, NIST

Area of Expertise: Digital Evidence

Xiaoyu Alan Zheng
Mechanical Engineer, NIST

Staff

Mary Jane McCunn
Administrative Specialist II
Stacy Renfro
Program Manager
Sarah Carraher
Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Marc Peterson Research
Administrator

Post Docs

Guillermo Basulto-Elias
Post Doc, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Lotem Kaplan
Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University
Area of Expertise: Statistical Foundations
John Polansky
Post Doc
Area of Expertise: Mechanical Engineering
Sharon Kelley
Post Doc, University of Virginia
Area of Expertise: Forensics

Graduate Students

Matt Barno
Graduate Student, Univeristy of California Irvine
Alyse Bertenthal
Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Criminology, Law and Society
Chris Cheng
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Amy Crawford
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Maria Cuellar
Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Deandra Francis
Graduate Student, Albany State University
Area of Expertise: Firearms & Toolmarks
Chris Galbraith
Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Becky Grady
Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Statistical Foundations
Eric Hare
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Firearms & Toolmarks
Micah Jackson
Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Haley Jeppson
Graduate Student
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Bailey Kong
Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Statistical Foundations
Eric Lai
Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Colin Lewis-Beck
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Li Lin
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Digital Forensics
Amanda Luby
Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Karen Pan
Graduate Student, University of Virginia
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Soyoung Park
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Statistical Foundations
Kiegan Rice
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Stephanie Reinders
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Digital Forensics
Neil Spencer
Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
James Supancic
Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Shoeprints & Tread
Maria Tackett
Graduate Student, University of Virginia
Area of Expertise: Statistical Foundations
Xiao Hui Tai
Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Samantha Tyner
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Zhen Xu
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Zhen Xu
Masters Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Computer Engineering
Le Zhang
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Digital Forensics, Electrical and Computer Engineering