Sunday, September 09, 2007

September 2007

September is a busy month as always. This month I am looking forward to the ENFSI Forensic IT working group meeting in Dublin, where I am the chairman of. We just migrated our information to the new website . It is always more work then expected, and of course one needs to get used to new user interfaces.

On the 1st October we will organize an event on forensic profiling for . This was expected for a long time, however now it will work out, since now we have many contributors ranging from the University of Lausanne, to the London School of Economics, University of Leuven and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels. Forensic profiling as such is a broad topic. However it means for us finding links between evidence by means of searching and linking databases of information. The different aspects from technological to privacy aspects will be handled in this deliverable.

The R&D projects are currently working out well also with a student. On pixel artefacts in cameras we did some new research with a database of cameras. It is nice to see the results, and I hope some if this will be presented at the AAFS in Washington DC.

The projects that I work on for forensic face comparison (comparator and face2face), and defraser for analysis of formats and codecs are now available on . A group of students will work on the software to merge these projects.

Also busy with casework, and for October we have an internal audit where I have to defend eight reports for a committee. This procedure is a kind of internal certification, however it also means work in preparation.