The Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence (CSAFE) invites researchers, collaborators, and members of the broader forensics and statistics communities to participate in the September Center Wide Webinar on Tuesday, September 24th from 1-2 pm EST. There will be a short introduction from CSAFE center staff followed by the presentation “Feature-based analysis of bloodstain patterns” by Dr. Hal Stern, CSAFE Co-Director. Dr. Stern is a Professor of Statistics and the Vice Provost for Academic Planning at the University of California, Irvine.
Presentation Description: A key task in the analysis of bloodstain pattern analysis is to identify the mechanism by which the stains were created. Examples include impact, gunshot, castoff, and expiration. This webinar will introduce how images of bloodstain patterns can be represented via ellipses and using algorithms to assist with characterizing complex stains. Features defined from characteristics of the ellipses appear to have potential in distinguishing bloodstain patterns created by different mechanisms.