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May 2022

Webinar: Extracting Case-Specific Information from Validation Studies

Tuesday, May 10 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 2022 Webinar Series on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, from 11:00am-Noon CST. The presentation will be “Extracting Case-Specific Information from Validation Studies.”  Presenters: Steve Lund Mathematical Statistician - National Institute of Standards and Technology Hari Iyer Mathematical Statistician - National Institute of Standards and Technology Presentation Description: Forensic disciplines often summarize validation studies using average error rates. However, almost every forensic discipline has…

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April 2022

Webinar: Shining a Light on Black Box Studies

Friday, April 22 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 2022 Webinar Series on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 11:00am-Noon CST. The presentation will be “Shining a Light on Black Box Studies.”  Presenters: Dr. Kori Khan Assistant Professor - Iowa State University Dr. Alicia Carriquiry Director - CSAFE Presentation Description: The American criminal justice system heavily relies on conclusions reached by the forensic science community. In the last ten years, there has…

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Short Course Session 3: Sampling for Forensic Practitioners 2022

Friday, April 8 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

This event will take place on April 8, 2022. A registration form can be found below.  Presenter: Alicia Carriquiry Director of CSAFE Iowa State University About the Short Course: Session 3 is the final session in the three-session short course, Sampling for Forensic Practitioners. Dr. Alicia Carriquiry covers populations and sampling frames, and sampling methods including geometric sampling. The emphasis will be on understanding how these methods are used to aid and enhance current forensic science practices. This short course…

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Short Course Session 2: Sampling for Forensic Practitioners 2022

Friday, April 1 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

This event will take place on April 1, 2022. A registration form can be found below.  Presenter: Alicia Carriquiry Director of CSAFE Iowa State University About the Short Course: Session 2 is the second session in the three-session short course, Sampling for Forensic Practitioners. Dr. Alicia Carriquiry covers populations and sampling frames, and sampling methods including geometric sampling. The emphasis will be on understanding how these methods are used to aid and enhance current forensic science practices. This short course…

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March 2022

Short Course Session 1: Sampling for Forensic Practitioners 2022

Friday, March 25 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

This event will take place on March 25, 2022. A registration form can be found below.  Presenter: Alicia Carriquiry Director of CSAFE Iowa State University About the Short Course: Session 1 is the first session in the three-session short course, Sampling for Forensic Practitioners. Dr. Alicia Carriquiry covers populations and sampling frames, and sampling methods including geometric sampling. The emphasis will be on understanding how these methods are used to aid and enhance current forensic science practices. This short course…

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

Thursday, March 24 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 2022 Webinar Series on Thursday, March 24, 2022, from 11:00am-Noon CST. The presentation will be “Modeling And iNventory of Tread Impression System (MANTIS): The development, deployment and application of an active footwear data collection system.”  Presenters: Dr. Richard Stone Associate Professor - Iowa State University Dr. Susan VanderPlas Assistant Professor - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Presentation Description: This session will detail the development,…

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February 2022

Webinar: Improving Forensic Decision Making: a Human-Cognitive Perspective

Thursday, February 17 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
Online Learning
Free

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our Spring 2022 Webinar Series on Thursday, February 17th, 2022, from Noon-1:00 pm CST. The presentation will be “Improving Forensic Decision Making: a Human-Cognitive Perspective.”  Presenter: Itiel Dror Cognitive Neuroscience Researcher - University College London Presentation Description: Humans play a critical role in forensic decision making. Drawing upon classic cognitive and psychological research on factors that influence and underpin expert decision making, this webinar…

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December 2021

Webinar: Using Mixture Models to Examine Group Differences: An Illustration Involving the Perceived Strength of Forensic Science Evidence

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 9:00 am - 10:00 am CST
Online Learning
Free

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our Spring 2022 Webinar Series on Thursday, December 9th, 2021, from 9:00-10:00 am CT. The presentation will be “Using Mixture Models to Examine Group Differences: An Illustration Involving the Perceived Strength of Forensic Science Evidence.”  Presenter: Naomi Kaplan Damary, PhD Lecturer - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Presentation Description: Forensic examiners compare items to assess whether they originate from a common source. In reaching…

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November 2021

Short Course Session 3: Quantitative Tools for Forensic Evidence

Friday, November 12, 2021 at 10:00 am - Friday, November 19, 2021 at 12:00 pm CST
Online Learning
Free

This event is tentatively scheduled to take place on November, 12, 2021. A registration form can be found below.  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…

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Short Course Session 2: Sampling, Statistics and the Status Quo

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

This event is tentatively scheduled to take place on November, 5, 2021. A registration form can be found below.  Session 2 Description: Session 2: Sampling, Statistics and the Status Quo is the second session in the three-session short course, Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners.  Statistical ideas such as sampling, point and interval estimation of population quantities, and hypothesis testing have direct application in forensic science. In this session, we start from fundamental ideas about variability (and its sources) in measurements…

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