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
William F. Eddy
John C. Warner Professor of Statistics, Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University | Co-Director of CSAFE
Karen Kafadar
Professor and Chair of Statistics at University of Virginia | Co-Director of CSAFE
Hal S. Stern
Professor of Statistics, University of California, Irvine | Co-Director of CSAFE
Stephen E. Fienberg
Founding Leader

THE CSAFE RESEARCH TEAM

Daniel Attinger
Associate Professor, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Mechanical Engineering
Shih-Fu Chang
Professor, Columbia University
Area of Expertise: Blood Pattern
Simon Cole
Professor, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Law and Criminal Justice
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
Assistant Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Robin Mejia
Manager of the Statistics and Humans Rights Center , 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 Other Affiliations: University of Virginia
Jennifer Newman
Associate Professor, Iowa State University Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Mathematics
Danica Ommen
Danica Ommen
Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Deva Ramanan
Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Area of Expertise: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
Yaron Shor
CSAFE Collaborator, Israeli Police
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
Sarena Wiesner
CSAFE Collaborator, Israeli Police Department
Min Wu
Professor, University of Maryland
Area of Expertise: Digital Forensics

NIST Collaborators

Simone Gittelson
Statistical Design, Analysis, and Modeling Group, NIST
Area of Expertise: Shoeprints & Treadmarks
Barbara Guttman
Manager, Software Quality Group, NIST
Area of Expertise: Digital Evidence
Steven Lund
Statistical Design, Analysis, and Modeling Group, NIST
Area of Expertise: Shoeprints & Treadmarks
Xiaoyu Alan Zheng
Mechanical Engineer, NIST

Staff

Sarah Carraher
Sarah Carraher
Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Harlie Jud
Administrative Specialist
Marc Peterson
Research Administrator
Stacy Renfro
Stacy Renfro
Program Manager

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
Sharon Kelley
Post Doc, University of Virginia
Area of Expertise: Forensics
John Polansky
Post Doc
Area of Expertise: Mechanical Engineering
Samantha Tyner
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Statistics

Graduate Students

Matt Barno
Graduate Student, Univeristy of California Irvine
Nick Berry
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Statistics
Alyse Bertenthal
Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
Area of Expertise: Criminology, Law and Society
Wenhao Chen
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Digital Evidence
Chris Cheng
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Amy Crawford
Amy Crawford
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Statistics
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
Stephanie Reinders
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Digital Forensics
Kiegan Rice
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
Martin Silerio-Vazquez
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Statistics
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
Zhen Xu
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Le Zhang
Graduate Student, Iowa State University
Area of Expertise: Digital Forensics, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Undergrads