Our Team

Together We Move Forensic Sciences Forward

More than 60 researchers and national practitioners from across four universities and numerous research institutes work together to build strong scientific foundations that enhance forensic science and technology practices. We are statisticians, engineers, lawyers. We are medical professionals, forensic scientists, computer scientists and more. Together we are advancing the forensic science and technology industry.

CSAFE LEADERSHIP

  • Alicia L. Carriquiry Distinguished Professor, Iowa State University | Director of CSAFE

    Alicia Carriquiry is a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a Professor of Statistics at Iowa State University.

  • William F. Eddy John C. Warner Professor of Statistics, Emeritus, Carnegie Mellon University | Co-Director of CSAFE

    William Eddy is the John C. Warner Professor of Statistics, Emeritus, at Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Karen Kafadar Professor and Chair of Statistics at University of Virginia | Co-Director of CSAFE

    Karen Kafadar is a Commonwealth Professor and the Chair of Statistics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

  • Hal S. Stern Professor of Statistics, University of California, Irvine | Co-Director of CSAFE

    Hal Stern is a Professor of Statistics at the University of California – Irvine.

  • Honoring CSAFE Founding Leader, Stephen E. Fienberg Founding Leader

    On December 14, 2016, Stephen Fienberg passed away, but he has left an everlasting impact on the statistics community.

    THE CSAFE RESEARCH TEAM

    • Daniel Attinger
      Daniel Attinger Associate Professor, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Mechanical Engineering
    • Simon Cole
      Simon Cole Professor, University of California Irvine
      Area of Expertise: Law and Criminal Justice
    • Shih-Fu Chang
      Shih-Fu Chang Professor, Columbia University
      Area of Expertise: Blood Pattern
    • Kris De Brabanter
      Kris De Brabanter Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Cyber Forensics
    • Charless Fowlkes
      Charless Fowlkes Associate Professor, University of California Irvine
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Brandon Garrett
      Brandon Garrett L. Neil Williams Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
      Area of Expertise: Law
    • Neil Gong
      Neil Gong Associate Professor, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Cleotilde Gonzalez
      Cleotilde Gonzalez Research Professor and Founding Direction of Dynamic Decision Making Laboratory
      Area of Expertise: Behavioral Decision Making, Learning, Decisions from Experience, Cognitive Modeling
    • Yong Guan
      Yong Guan Associate Professor, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Heike Hofmann
      Heike Hofmann Professor, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Jeffrey Holt
      Jeffrey Holt Professor, University of Virginia
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Joseph Kadane
      Joseph Kadane Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Roy Maxion
      Roy Maxion Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
      Area of Expertise: Computer Science, Machine Learning
    • Anjali Mazumder
      Anjali Mazumder Assistant Research Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Jared S Murray
      Jared S Murray Visiting Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Daniel Murrie
      Daniel Murrie Director, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
      Area of Expertise: Law, Psychiatry, Behavioral Neurosciences
    • Jennifer Newman
      Jennifer Newman Associate Professor, Iowa State University Associate Chair, Department of Mathematics, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Mathematics
    • Yaron Shor
      Yaron Shor CSAFE Collaborator, Israeli Police
    • Deva Ramanan
      Deva Ramanan Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
      Area of Expertise: Computer Vision, Machine Learning
    • Padhraic Smyth
      Padhraic Smyth Professor, University of California Irvine
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Clifford Spiegelman
      Clifford Spiegelman Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M
      Area of Expertise: Forensics
    • Dan Spitzner
      Dan Spitzner Professor, University of Virginia
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • William C Thompson
      William C Thompson Professor, University of California Irvine
      Area of Expertise: Law
    • Min Wu
      Min Wu Professor, University of Maryland
      Area of Expertise: Digital Forensics
    • Sarena Wiesner
      Sarena Wiesner CSAFE Collaborator, Israeli Police Department
    • Robin Mejia
      Robin Mejia Manager Statistics and Human Rights Center, Carnegie Mellon University

      Area of Expertise: Statistics

    NIST Collaborators

    • Simone Gittelson
      Simone Gittelson Statistical Design, Analysis, and Modeling Group, NIST
      Area of Expertise: Shoeprints & Treadmarks
    • Steven Lund
      Steven Lund Statistical Design, Analysis, and Modeling Group, NIST
      Area of Expertise: Shoeprints & Treadmarks
    • Barbara Guttman
      Barbara Guttman Manager, Software Quality Group, NIST

      Area of Expertise: Digital Evidence

    • Xiaoyu Alan Zheng
      Xiaoyu Alan Zheng Mechanical Engineer, NIST

    Staff

    • Stacy Renfro
      Stacy Renfro Program Manager
    • Sarah Carraher
      Sarah Carraher Communications and Outreach Coordinator
    • Marc Peterson
      Marc Peterson Research Administrator

    Post Docs

    • Guillermo Basulto-Elias
      Guillermo Basulto-Elias Post Doc, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Lotem Kaplan
      Lotem Kaplan Post Doc, Carnegie Mellon University
      Area of Expertise: Statistical Foundations
    • John Polansky
      John Polansky Post Doc
      Area of Expertise: Mechanical Engineering
    • Sharon Kelley
      Sharon Kelley Post Doc, University of Virginia
      Area of Expertise: Forensics

    Graduate Students

    • Matt Barno
      Matt Barno Graduate Student, Univeristy of California Irvine
    • Chris Cheng
      Chris Cheng Graduate Student, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Amy Crawford
      Amy Crawford Graduate Student, Iowa State University
    • Maria Cuellar
      Maria Cuellar Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Deandra Francis
      Deandra Francis Graduate Student, Albany State University
      Area of Expertise: Firearms & Toolmarks
    • Chris Galbraith
      Chris Galbraith Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Becky Grady
      Becky Grady Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
      Area of Expertise: Statistical Foundations
    • Eric Hare
      Eric Hare Graduate Student, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Firearms & Toolmarks
    • Micah Jackson
      Micah Jackson Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Haley Jeppson
      Haley Jeppson Graduate Student
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Bailey Kong
      Bailey Kong Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
      Area of Expertise: Statistical Foundations
    • Eric Lai
      Eric Lai Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Colin Lewis-Beck
      Colin Lewis-Beck Graduate Student, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Li Lin
      Li Lin Graduate Student, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Digital Forensics
    • Amanda Luby
      Amanda Luby Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Karen Pan
      Karen Pan Graduate Student, University of Virginia
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Soyoung Park
      Soyoung Park Graduate Student, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Statistical Foundations
    • Kiegan Rice
      Kiegan Rice Graduate Student, Iowa State University
    • Stephanie Reinders
      Stephanie Reinders Graduate Student, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Digital Forensics
    • Neil Spencer
      Neil Spencer Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • James Supancic
      James Supancic Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
      Area of Expertise: Shoeprints & Tread
    • Maria Tackett
      Maria Tackett Graduate Student, University of Virginia
      Area of Expertise: Statistical Foundations
    • Xiao Hui Tai
      Xiao Hui Tai Graduate Student, Carnegie Mellon University
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Samantha Tyner
      Samantha Tyner Graduate Student, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Statistics
    • Zhen Xu
      Zhen Xu Graduate Student, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • Zhen Xu
      Zhen Xu Masters Student, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Computer Engineering
    • Le Zhang
      Le Zhang Graduate Student, Iowa State University
      Area of Expertise: Digital Forensics, Electrical and Computer Engineering