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April 2021

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

Friday, April 9 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

All times are listed in Central Standard Time.  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 used in forensic analysis, and discuss methods to ameliorate, quantify, model,…

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Webinar: IRT for Forensics: A re-analysis of the FBI “Black Box” Study

Thursday, April 8 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 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, April 8, 2021, from 1:00pm-2:00pm CST. The presentation will be “IRT for Forensics: A re-analysis of the FBI “Black Box” Study.”  Presenter: Amanda Luby Assistant Professor in Statistics, Swarthmore College Presentation Description: In this webinar, Amanda Luby will explore how Item Response Theory (IRT), a class of statistical methods used prominently in educational testing, can be used…

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March 2021

Short Course Session 1: Probability Concepts and their Relevance to Forensic Science

Friday, March 26 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Online Learning
Free

All session times are listed in Central Standard Time. Session 1 Description: Session 1: Probability Concepts and their Relevance to Forensic Science is the first session in the three-session short course, Statistical Thinking for Forensic Practitioners.  Probability is the mathematical language of uncertainty. Probabilities are used to describe the frequency or likelihood of events or to characterize measurement uncertainty. In this first session, we introduce the laws of probability and their application in forensic settings. Specific topics include: Definition and…

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Source Code on Trial Symposium

Friday, March 12 at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Online Learning
Free

Friday, March 12, 2021 - 2:30-4:00pm CST Presenters: Introductory Speaker: Edward Imwinkelried Panelists: Rebecca Wexler, Mark Perlin, Ric Simmons and Kelley Kulick Presentation Description: Over a decade has passed since The National Academy of Forensic Science’s report, Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward, called on the scientific community to examine the scientific foundations and limitations of various forensic disciplines. The report spurred important collaborations between the criminal justice and scientific communities. As a result, new probabilistic…

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Webinar: Handwriting Analysis in CSAFE

Thursday, March 11 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CST
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, March 11, 2021, from 1:00pm-2:00pm CST. The presentation will be “Handwriting Analysis at CSAFE.”  Presenter: Alicia Carriquiry Distinguished Professor and President's Chair in Statistics, CSAFE Director Presentation Description: Forensic handwriting analysis relies on the principle of individuality: no two writers produce identical writing, and given enough quality and quantity of writing, it is possible to infer whether…

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February 2021

Webinar: Treatment of Inconclusive Results in Error Rates of Firearm Studies

Wednesday, February 10 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
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 Wednesday, February 10, 2021, from 11:00am-12:00pm CST. The presentation will be “Treatment of Inconclusive Results in Error Rates of Firearm Studies.”  Presenters: Heike Hofmann Professor and Kingland Faculty Fellow, Iowa State University Susan VanderPlas Research Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln Alicia Carriquiry Distinguished Professor and President's Chair in Statistics, CSAFE Director Presentation Description: In the past decade,…

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December 2020

Crossing Forensic Borders Lecture Series – CSAFE Session

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST
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

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
Online Learning

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

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - Friday, 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

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm CDT
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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