Thursday, March 03, 2005


It was a busy but inspiring month. At the beginning of the month we had an open day for our relations for the new facility of the NFI. You can view this facility at which is especially made for our Institute. It is a very transparant building, with labs on the outside and offices in the inner part.

Of course some casework, and deadlines of reports that have to be met. Projectplans that should be revised and other kind of administration tasks. Last week it ended with the American Academy of Forensic Science meeting in New Orleans. It was a huge conference with 3500 participants.

We organized a workshop on digital imaging with more than fourty participants. Furthermore I was secretary of the Engineering Sciences section, and now am Chairman of this section for one year. There were developments concerning establishing a digital evidence section, which is seen more and more in forensic science laboratories. In our lab we have 40 employees in this field, which is over 10 percent of the total population of the laboratory.

The week ended with the scientific session, and together with the general session it was on digital evidence. My colleagues of the NFI presented several papers from ear comparison, to three dimensional visualisation. I presented a paper on investigation of integrity of images and a paper on biometric devices.

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