The 2020 All Hands Meeting was held May 12 and 13, 2020 and served as the closing to the last 5 years of CSAFE research and focused on kicking off new initiatives for the next phase of the center, CSAFE 2.0.

CSAFE brought together researchers, forensic science partners and interested community members to highlight the organization’s achievements, identify areas for collaboration, and discuss goals for the future. It was an opportunity to connect with innovative experts in statistical foundations, pattern and digital evidence, and training and education to learn from each other and discuss potential collaborations.

The recordings of the research updates are available below. All videos along with other CSAFE webinars can be viewed on the CSAFE YouTube.

Opening and Kick-off for CSAFE 2.0

Dr. Alicia Carriquiry, CSAFE, Iowa State University and Robert Ramotowski, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Session 1: Firearms and Toolmark Analysis

Dr. Heike Hofmann, CSAFE, Iowa State University 

Session 2: Footwear Impression Analysis

Dr. Charless Fowlkes, CSAFE, University of California, Irvine

Session 3: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Dr. Hal Stern, CSAFE, University of California, Irvine

Session 4: Handwriting Analysis

Dr. Alicia Carriquiry, CSAFE, Iowa State University

Keynote Presentation

Lynn Garcia, General Counsel, Texas Forensic Science Commission

Session 5: Latent Print Analysis

Dr. Karen Kafadar, CSAFE, University of Virginia

Session 6: Digital Evidence

Dr. Padhraic Smyth, CSAFE, University of California, Irvine

Session 7: Statistics

Dr. Danica Ommen, CSAFE, Iowa State University 

Session 8: Implementation and Practice

Brandon Garrett, CSAFE, Duke University School of Law 

Session 9: Education and Training

Dr. Robin Mejia, CSAFE, Carnegie Mellon University 


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