The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) will be an exhibitor at the 2022 International Association for Identification (IAI) Annual Educational Conference. The conference will be held July 31-Aug. 6 in Omaha, Neb.
CSAFE will be in booth 529 in the Exhibit Hall from Monday, Aug. 1 through Wednesday, Aug. 3. Attendees will be able to learn more about CSAFE’s work in pattern and digital evidence and pick up free resources. They will also be able to check out demonstrations of CSAFE technology, including a custom-built footwear scanner and a handwriting analysis software app. The CSAFE team will be on hand to discuss potential collaborations and partnerships on several research projects.
CSAFE will also host the mid-week Discipline Social Event in the Ballroom Foyer on Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 5:15-6:15 p.m. The event is open to all attendees; drinks and snacks will be available.
In addition, several CSAFE researchers will be presenting lectures and workshops during the conference. For the full list of CSAFE presentations, visit https://forensicstats.org/news-posts/csafe-researchers-to-give-workshops-and-lectures-at-the-2022-iai-conference/.
For more information about CSAFE attending the IAI Conference, visit forensicstats.org/iai2022.
Check Out CSAFE Technology in Action
During exhibit hours, visitors to the CSAFE will be able to interact with new CSAFE technologies. The researchers who developed these tools will be on hand to give live demonstrations and answer questions. The schedule for the technology demonstrations is:
Footwear Data Collection System
All Exhibitor Hours
Step across the MANTIS Optics Scanner. This tread impression system takes real-time images of the shoe as it comes in contact with the scanner cover plate.
Aug. 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
An automated Android app analysis tool that discovers forensic artifacts generated in the usage of Android apps and identifies potential security threats and privacy data leakage in Android apps.
handwriter Software Demonstration
Aug. 1, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Check out a demo of handwriter: an R package that extracts information and identifies shapes and features from handwritten documents.
Bullet Matching: From Scans to Scores
Aug. 2, 2-4 p.m.
Walk through the steps for assessing land engraved area (LEA) scans for similarity using the bulletr web app — from acquiring scans to getting similarity scores.
Chat with CSAFE Researchers
Attendees can attend scheduled meet-and-greets at the booth with CSAFE researchers. We will announce additional researchers as the conference approaches. For the latest booth event schedule, check CSAFE’s IAI Conference webpage, https://forensicstats.org/iai2022/.
Alicia Carriquiry, CSAFE director
Aug. 3, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
The director and co-founder of CSAFE will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the present and future research of the center. Provide feedback and propose collaboration opportunities during this chat.
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