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April 2021

Short Course Session 3: Quantitative Tools for Forensic Evidence

Friday, April 23 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

All times are listed in Central Standard Time.  Session 3 Description: Session 3: Quantitative Tools for Forensic Evidence is the third session in the three-session short course, Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners.  The National Academies report in 2009 and the PCAST report in 2016 encouraged consideration of quantitative approaches to assessing forensic evidence. In this session, we review two of the most often-suggested quantitative approaches, the two-stage approach and the likelihood ratio (Bayes factor) approach. Specific topics include: The two-stage…

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May 2021

Webinar: Assessing Footwear Examiner Performance

Thursday, May 13 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our Spring 2021 Webinar Series on Thursday, May 13th, 2021, from 11:00am-Noon CST. The presentation will be “Assessing Footwear Examiner Performance - Randomly Acquired Characteristic (RAC) Examinations.”  Presenter: Corey Katz Graduate Researcher - University of California, Irvine Presentation Description: There has recently been increased attention on the reliability and validity of methods used in the analysis of forensic evidence. Black-box studies, studies in which…

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Webinar: Algorithms in Forensic Science: Challenges, Considerations, and a Path Forward

Tuesday, May 25 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our Spring 2021 Webinar Series on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021, from 12:00-1:00pm CST. The presentation will be “Algorithms in Forensic Science: Challenges, Considerations, and a Path Forward.”  Presenter: Henry Swofford Ph.D. Candidate - University of Lausanne Presentation Description: Over the years, scientific and legal scholars have called for the implementation of algorithms (e.g., statistical methods) in forensic science to provide an empirical foundation to…

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June 2021

CSAFE All Hands Meeting

Tuesday, June 1 at 1:00 pm - Wednesday, June 2 at 4:30 pm CDT
Virtual
Free
2021 CSAFE All Hands Meeting

Save the date for the 2021 Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) All Hands Meeting. Register NOW! Day 1: Tuesday, June 1, 1 p.m.–4 p.m. CDT Day 2: Wednesday, June 2, 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. CDT Meeting Overview The All Hands Meeting will bring together CSAFE's outstanding team of faculty, staff, students and collaborators to highlight our achievements, identify areas for collaboration and discuss goals for the future. The All Hands Meeting will be an excellent opportunity to…

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CSAFE 2021 Field Update

Monday, June 14 at 11:00 am - 3:30 pm CDT
Virtual
Free
CSAFE 2021 Field Update

Save the date for the 2021 Field Update. Register NOW! Monday, June 14, 11 a.m.–3:30 p.m. CDT Meeting Overview The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Science (CSAFE) invites you to the 2021 Field Update to learn more about our activities and accomplishments from the past year. Our team of researchers will highlight the Center's current research projects, and give you information and tools you can use. The Field Update will provide you a chance to give feedback, suggestions…

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