Welcome to the 2024 Conference of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Find our booth (#505) in the exhibit hall to talk 1:1 and get free resources.

CSAFE Presentations

CSAFE will be giving the following presentations at AAFS. We’d love to meet you in person.
An asterisk (*) denotes a CSAFE researcher or collaborator.

The Intersection of Science and Justice: Does Forensic Science Have a Role in Ensuring Justice for All?
Feb. 21, 10:00–11:30 a.m.
C. Ken Williams, JD, MS; Hon. Bernice Donald, JD; Tiffany Roy, JD, MSFS; Sarah Chu, PhD*; Adele Quigley-McBride, PhD*; John Butler, PhD

A Forensic Analysis on Major Android™ Cloud SDKs (C2)
Feb. 22, 8:50–9:10 a.m.
Chen Shi, PhD*; Yong Guan, PhD*

Results From an Interlaboratory Study to Evaluate Analytical Schemes in ASTM E2329 — Standard Practice for identification of Seized Drugs (B103)
Feb. 22, 9:30–9:45 a.m.
Jeremy S. Triplett, MS, BS; Michael J. Salyards, PhD, MFS*; Sandra E. Rodriguez-Cruz, PhD; Jeremiah Morris, BS; Megan Grabenauer, PhD; Darryl Creel, MS

What Is the Probability That a True Match Will Appear in the Top K Correlations After a Database Search? (B109)
Feb. 22, 11:15–11:30 a.m.
Alicia Laura Carriquiry, PhD*; Heike Hofmann, PhD*; Blanca I. Parker, BS*; Cathryn Barbour, BS*

Quantifying Bayes Factors for Forensic Handwriting Evidence (K16)
Feb. 22, 1:30–1:45 p.m.
Anyesha Ray, BS*; Danica M. Ommen, PhD*

Quantifying Writer Variance Through Rainbow Triangle Graph Decomposition (K17)
Feb. 22, 1:45–2:15 p.m.
Alexandra Arabio, BS*; Alicia Laura Carriquiry, PhD*; Danica M. Ommen, PhD*

Graph Theoretic Techniques for Image Comparisons (D15)
Feb. 22, 2:55–3:25 p.m.
Gautham Venkatasubramanian*; Alicia Laura Carriquiry, PhD*

Presumption of Innocence, Probable Cause, and Prior Probability—Bayes Meets Due Process (G15)
Feb. 22, 4:00–4:30 p.m.
Michael J. Salyards, PhD, MFS*

Error Rate Studies: The Good, the So-So, and the Unacceptable (G30)
Feb. 23, 8:30–9:00 a.m.
Kori Khan, PhD, JD*; Alicia Laura Carriquiry, PhD*

Toward Consistency in Latent Print Examiners’ Naming Conventions and Minutiae Frequency Estimations (B160)
Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
Adele Quigley-McBride, PhD*; Heidi Eldridge, PhD, MS; Brett Gardner, PhD*

The Impact of Multi-Camera Smart Phones on Source Camera Identification (C30)
Feb. 23, 2:50–3:10 p.m.
Stephanie Reinders, PhD*; Danica M. Ommen, PhD*: Alicia Laura Carriquiry, PhD*

Estimating Sufficiency of the Pairwise Euclidian Distance on Sets of Handwritten Documents (K2)
Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Cami Fuglsby, PhD; Christopher P. Saunders, PhD; Danica M. Ommen, PhD*; JoAnn Buscaglia, PhD

Statistics and Forensic Science: From Probability to Black Box Studies to Likelihood Ratios (W16)
Feb. 20, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Michael J. Salyards, PhD, MFS*;
Hal S. Stern, PhD*

The Impact of Zoom on Smart Phone Camera Identification (Y2)
Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Gavin Norton*; Stephanie Reinders, PhD*

Producing Datasets: Capturing Images on Multi-Camera Smart Phones for Source Camera Identification (Y4)
Feb. 21, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Megan McGuire*; Stephanie Reinders, PhD*

A Semi-Automatic Tool for Footwear Impression Alignment (Y51)
Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Hana Lee, BS*; Alicia Laura Carriquiry, PhD*


Forensic Statistics
Learning Opportunities

Our learning opportunities help amplify existing knowledge and build new competencies

  • Learn statistical concepts as they apply to the evaluation of pattern and digital evidence 
  • Discuss challenges and how to overcome them in your daily work

Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners

This asynchronous short course introduces statistical concepts and their applications to forensic science.

Register to begin learning immediately. Materials are available on-demand so you can learn at your own pace.

Instructor: Dr. Hal Stern
University of California, Irvine

Sampling for Forensic Practitioners

This short course examines populations, sampling frames, sampling methods and geometric sampling. The emphasis will be on understanding how these methods are used to aid and enhance current forensic science practices.

Register now to be among the first to experience this asynchronous short course when it launches in April, 2024.

Led by Alicia Carriquiry
Iowa State University

Participants who complete a course receive a Certificate of Completion through the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence.

Inconclusive Decisions and Error Rates
in Forensic Science

Tuesday, February 27
1:00-2:00 p.m. CT

Algorithmic Assessment of Striation Similarity between Wire Cuts

Tuesday, March 19
1:00-2:00 p.m. CT

Every month, CSAFE condenses recent publications to two-page digests, designed specifically to enable forensic examiners to stay up-to-date, take actionable steps, or gain informed knowledge. Download Insights from CSAFE’s website at your leisure.

See a complete list of Opportunities