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 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.

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

NIST Collaborators

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

    Area of Expertise: Digital Evidence

  • Xiaoyu Alan Zheng
    Xiaoyu Alan Zheng Mechanical Engineer, NIST

Staff

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

Post Docs

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

Graduate Students

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