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December 2020

Crossing Forensic Borders Lecture Series – CSAFE Session

December 16, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Zoom

CSAFE is participating in the Crossing Forensic Borders Lecture Series, a unique series by academic forensic science and education centers around the globe. More about the series here. The CSAFE session will take place on Wednesday, December 16 from 9-11 am CST. Schedule: 9:00 - 9:15 am – CSAFE Overview - Dr. Alicia Carriquiry, CSAFE Director 9:15 - 9:40 am – Using 3D Alignment to Describe Wear Between Two Shoe Scans - Eryn Blagg, CSAFE Graduate Student Researcher, Iowa State…

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CSAFE December Center Wide Webinar

December 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our December Center Wide Webinar on Tuesday, December 8 from 11-12 pm CST. We will have a short introduction from CSAFE Director Alicia Carriquiry followed by the presentation “Mock Juror Perceptions of Forensics”.  Presenters: Brandon Garrett - L. Neil Williams Professor of Law, Faculty Director at the Wilson Center for Science and Justice Nicholas Scurich - Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, Vice Chair…

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November 2020

Forensics@NIST 2020

November 5, 2020 - November 6, 2020
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Join CSAFE researchers, NIST researchers and more from the forensic science community virtually on Thursday November 5th and Friday November 6th, 2020 for Forensics@NIST 2020. CSAFE team members will present an overview of our research on November 5th from 10:00 -11:10 am EST.  10 am EST – CSAFE Research Update – Alicia Carriquiry, ISU 10:15 am EST – CSAFE Footwear  Impression Analysis – Charless Fowlkes, UCI 10:30 am EST – CSAFE Firearms and Toolmarks– Heike Hofmann, ISU 10:45 am EST…

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September 2020

Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science Public Update Meeting

September 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual
Free

Please join us for the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science Public Update Meeting on September 30, 2020. OSAC works to strengthen forensic science by facilitating the development of technically sound standards and promoting the use of those standards by the forensic science community. OSAC's more than 550 members and 275 affiliates draft and evaluate forensic science standards through a transparent, consensus-based process that allows for participation and comment by all stakeholders. This event will feature presentations from the chairs of OSAC's Forensic Science Standards…

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CSAFE September Center Wide Webinar

September 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our September Center Wide Webinar on Monday, September 21st from 11-12 pm CST. We will have a short introduction from CSAFE Director Alicia Carriquiry followed by the presentation “The Ethical Algorithm” by Michael Kearns, Professor in the Computer and Information Science department at the University of Pennsylvania. Presentation Description: Many recent mainstream media articles and popular books have raised alarms over anti-social algorithmic behavior, especially…

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May 2020

CSAFE 2020 All Hands Meeting

May 12, 2020 - May 13, 2020
Zoom

  Registration for the 2020 All Hands Meeting is now available. The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) will host the All Hands Meeting May 12-13, 2020 via Zoom. Meeting Overview The All Hands Meeting will serve as the closing to the last 5 years of CSAFE research and focus on kicking off new initiatives for the next phase of the center, CSAFE 2.0. CSAFE hopes to bring together its outstanding team of researchers, our forensic science…

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January 2020

Webinar: Crime Lab Proficiency Testing and Quality Management

January 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our January Center Wide Webinar. Webinar Overview:  In the wake of recent reports documenting the vulnerability of forensic science methodologies to human error (e.g., NAS, 2009; PCAST, 2016), the field has sometimes pointed to proficiency testing as evidence of disciplines’ validity and/or reliability.  However, current proficiency procedures have been criticized on multiple fronts, with some scholars calling for blind proficiency testing (e.g., Koehler, 2008;…

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November 2019

CSAFE November Center Wide Webinar

November 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom

CSAFE November Center Wide Meeting CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our November Center Wide Webinar on Wednesday, November 13th from 11-12pm CST. We will have a short introduction from CSAFE center staff followed by the presentation "DNA Mixture Interpretation: Thoughts and Lessons Learned from a NIST Scientific Foundation Review" by Dr. John Butler, NIST Special Programs Office, and Dr. Hari Iyer, NIST Statistical Design, Analysis and Modeling Group. Registration…

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AAAS Update on Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Decade of Development

November 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
AAAS Headquarters, 1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington DC, United States
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Join the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Innocence Project and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in collaboration with the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), for a one-day conference commemorating the 10th anniversary of the pathbreaking NASEM report “Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward,” a report that challenged the way forensic science is conducted and the way it is presented in the courts. Featured sessions will address…

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October 2019

CSAFE October Center Wide Webinar

October 24, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom

CSAFE October Center Wide Meeting CSAFE invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in our October Center Wide Webinar on Thursday, October 24th from 12-1pm CST. We will have a short introduction from CSAFE center staff followed by the presentation “An Overview of CSAFE's Publically Available Datasets” : Webinar Description Forensic scientists and researchers can now directly implement CSAFE data into their laboratory work. CSAFE forensic databases are publically available and can be…

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