This year looks very nice, with several new opportunities. The combination of casework and research projects is always challenging and bringing new solutions which can be used in casework. Current projects on biometric spoofing as well as on drone forensics give some new insights.
I look forward to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in February, where I am currently Vice President. Together with Laura Liptai and the Theoretical Forensic Science Committee of the Forensic Science Foundation, we prepared a workshop with new developments in forensic science that we expect might have impact in the next years. Furthermore, I am also chairman of the International Affairs Committee, and look forward to meet our international colleagues. The major efforts of the OSACs to improve the standards of forensic science, are also important for the forensic community, and international collaboration remains important. Also within ENFSI (the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes) major efforts have been made on best practice guides.
Prof. dr. Zeno Geradts is a senior forensic scientist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute of the Ministry of Justice at the Digital Evidence and Biometrics section in the area of forensic (video) image processing and biometrics and works also on Forensic big data analysis. From September 1st 2014, he is appointed as professor on forensic data science by special appointment at the University of Amsterdam.
Zeno Geradts works since 1991 at the Netherlands Forensic Institute as a forensic scientist. Since 1997 he works at the digital evidence departement. He is expert witness in image analysis and biometrics as well as R&D coordinator in digital evidence and program manager Big Data and Intelligent Data Analysis. In 2002 he received a PhD from the University of Utrecht based on research on computational matching of forensic images. At the AAFS he has been chairman of the Engineering Section and since 2008-2010 chairman of the section Digital Evidence and Multimedia, he was elected by the section as member of the Board of Directors of the AAFS from 2010-2013. He is elected as Vice Oresident of the AAFS 2015-2016. He is chairman of the ENFSI Forensic IT working group. He published many papers in forensic journals and contributions to books and is active on casework as expert witness and projects in digital evidence. Since 2014 he is also appointed for 1 day a week as special chair forensic data sciences at the University of Amsterdam
Specialties: Forensic Science, program manager big data and cyber forensics, forensic ict, digital evidence and multimedia, face comparison, biometrics, video analysis, R&D coordination.