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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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CSAFE 2020 All Hands Meeting

The 2020 All Hands Meeting was held May 12 and 13, 2020 and served as the closing to the last 5 years of CSAFE research and focused on kicking off
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An algorithm to compare two‐dimensional footwear outsole images using maximum cliques and speeded‐up robust feature

Footwear examiners are tasked with comparing an outsole impression (Q) left at a crime scene with an impression (K) from a database or from the suspect’s shoe. We propose a
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Statistical Learning Algorithms for Forensic Scientists

The goals of this workshop are to: (1) introduce attendees to the basics of supervised learning algorithms in the context of forensic applications, including firearms and footwear examination and trace
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Similarity between outsole impressions using SURF

The learning objectives of this presentation include the following: Introduce an objective method to quantify the similarity between two outsole impressions, show that this algorithm is accurate and reliable even
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