The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) announced the final agenda and speaker lineup for its annual Field Update on Monday, June 14 from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. CDT.
During the Field Update, CSAFE researchers will discuss the latest advancements in CSAFE research and provide insights from its top publications from the past year. Attendees will also preview research CSAFE teams are beginning to work on for the upcoming year.
In addition, CSAFE will present a special session on applying algorithms to forensic science analysis. In this two-part session, attendees will learn how algorithms are becoming helpful tools and critical considerations for their implementation. Panelists will be available for discussion after each presentation.
The Field Update presentations and speaker lineup include:
Implementing Blind Proficiency Testing in Forensic Laboratories: Motivation, Obstacles, and Recommendations
Robin Mejia, Carnegie Mellon University
Judges and Forensic Science Education: A National Survey
Brandon Garrett, Duke University
Everest—We are Going to Lose Many: A Survey of Fingerprint Examiners’ Attitudes Towards Probabilistic Reporting
Simon Cole, University of California, Irvine
Treatment of Inconclusive Results in Error Rates of Firearms Studies
Heike Hofmann, Iowa State University
A Field Analysis of Laboratory Case Processing: Print Comparison and Examiner Conclusions
Brett Gardner, University of Virginia and Maddisen Neuman, Houston Forensic Science Center
Psychometric Analysis of Forensic Examiner Behavior
Amanda Luby, Swarthmore College
A Clustering Method for Graphical Handwriting Components and Statistical Writership Analysis
Alicia Carriquiry, Iowa State University
EviHunter: An Android Application Forensic Artifacts Database
Yong Guan, Iowa State University
Statistical Methods for the Forensic Analysis of Geolocated Event Data
Padhraic Smyth, University of California, Irvine
Evaluating Foundational Validity of Toolmark Analysis
Maria Cuellar, University of Pennsylvania
Subclass Characterization and Analysis of Firearms
Keith Morris, West Virginia University
Statistical Methods for Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Hal Stern, University of California, Irvine
Statistical Models for the Generation and Interpretation of Footwear Impression Evidence
Charless Fowlkes, University of California, Irvine
The CSAFE Field Update is free and open to the public, but researchers, collaborators and members of the broader forensic and statistics communities are encouraged to attend. To attend the live webcast, register at https://forensicstats.org/event/csafe-2021-field-update.
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