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CSAFE Researchers will Present at the 2023 ASCLD Symposium

Researchers from the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) will present at the 2023 American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) Symposium. The symposium will be held April 30-May 4 in Austin, Texas.

Statistical Interpretation of Reporting of Fingerprint Evidence: FRStat for Early Adopters
April 30, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

A CSAFE-led workshop, “Statistical Interpretation of Reporting of Fingerprint Evidence: FRStat for Early Adopters,” will be held April 30 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The workshop is designed to help labs implement FRStat, a method for the statistical interpretation and reporting of fingerprint evidence.

Workshop participants will better understand FRStat and how fingerprint evidence may be quantified, policies and procedures and the next steps to ensure the method is accessible by the broader forensic community.

The all-day workshop will be presented by Alicia Carriquiry, CSAFE director; Henry Swofford, lead scientist with the Forensic Science Research Program in the Special Programs Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); and Jeff Salyards, CSAFE research scientist.

Plenary Session
Implementing Blind Proficiency Testing
May 2, 2-2:30 p.m.

Salyards and Robin Mejia, CSAFE co-director, will present “Implementing Blind Proficiency Testing” on May 2 from 2-2:30 p.m. They will discuss the common problems labs face when implementing blind proficiency testing and how to address them, including choosing which disciplines to pilot, how many tests to put through and how to report results.

The presentation will also provide a roadmap for how labs can work together to support the adoption of blind proficiency tests, for example, through shared materials or joint purchasing of reagents and developing a new consortium to support these efforts.

Poster Presentation
EviHunter: Automated Mobile Forensic Toolkit for Android
May 1-4

Chen Shi, graduate student in electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State University, and Yong Guan, professor of electrical and computer engineering at Iowa State, will present the poster “EviHunter: Automated Mobile Forensic Toolkit for Android.” The poster describes a suite of analysis tools that automatically evaluate where and how application data is stored on Android mobile phones and their remote servers.

To learn more about the ASCLD Symposium and to register, visit