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Modeling And iNventory of Tread Impression System (MANTIS): The development, deployment and application of an active footwear data collection system

This CSAFE webinar was held on March 24, 2022. Presenters: Dr. Richard Stone Iowa State University Dr. Susan Vanderplas University of Nebraska, Lincoln Presentation Description: This webinar details the development,
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Evaluating the Reliability of Randomly Acquired Characteristics (RACs) Identification in Footwear Impression Evidence

Presented at American Association of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 2021
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Footwear Research in CSAFE

This presentation provided an overview of CSAFE’s footwear research and was presented at IAI in 2021
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The effect of image descriptors on the performance of classifiers of footwear outsole image pairs

Shoe prints are commonly found at the scene of a crime and can sometimes help link a suspect to the scene. Because prints tend to be partially observed or smudgy,
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CSAFE 2021 Field Update

CSAFE 2021 Field Update

The 2021 Field Update was held June 14, 2021, and served as the closing to the first year of CSAFE 2.0. CSAFE brought together researchers, forensic science partners and interested
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Assessing Footwear Examiner Performance

This CSAFE webinar was held on May 13, 2021. Presenter: Corey Katz Graduate Researcher, University of California, Irvine Presentation Description: There has recently been increased attention on the reliability and
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Open Forensic Science in R

This book is for anyone looking to do forensic science analysis in a data-driven and open way. Whether you are a student, teacher, or scientist, this book is for you. We take
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Quantifying the similarity of 2D images using edge pixels: An application to the forensic comparison of footwear impressions

We propose a novel method to quantify the similarity between an impression (Q) from an unknown source and a test impression (K) from a known source. Using the property of
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Quantifying the similarity of 2D images using edge pixels: An application to the forensic comparison of footwear impressions

We propose a novel method to quantify the similarity between an impression (Q) from an unknown source and a test impression (K) from a known source. Using the property of
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A database of two-dimensional images of footwear outsole impressions

Footwear outsole images were obtained from 150 pairs of used shoes. The motivation for constructing the database was to enable a statistical analysis of two-dimensional (2D) images of shoe outsoles,
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