Friday, February 22, 2013

February 2013

The American Academy of Forensic Sciences is having a meeting in Washington DC with more than 4000 people that registered. During this meeting I chaired a workshop on image analysis - 3D imaging and virtopsies and with a nice discussion on Bayesian reasoning versus Baconian and Pascalian reasoning by William Oliver MD who was the co chair. Also during the meeting there were some papers with Likelihood Ratios being given, so it appears the methods are evolving. Once challenge that remains is determining the priors.

Furthermore I have a presentation on camera identification on social networks and one on biometric comparison of hands. It appears the session of the section Digital and Multimedia Sciences is well attended, and with the papers on social networks, there was very much interest.

I also finalized my term of 3 years as a director of the Digital and Multimedia Sciences section, which was an honor for me to do.