When Does "Open Source" Really Mean Open Source?

A Case Study in Forensic Science: Finding the “Golden State Killer” What’s open source got to do with it? As a statistician, data scientist, and R-user, I am a big believer in open source tools and open data.

An Introduction to Footwear Impression Evidence for Statisticians

What is footwear impression evidence? In the mess of a crime scene, one of the most abundant pieces of evidence is a shoe outsole impression. A shoe outsole impression is the trace of a shoe that is left behind when the pattern of the sole is transferred in some way to the walking surface.

Figure Skating and Forensic Science: they have more in common than you'd think!

You’re probably wondering where on Earth the title of this post comes from. Well, as a postdoc at CSAFE, I think about forensic science pretty much every day. And as a self-proclaimed lifelong learner, I listen to podcasts pretty much every day.

A CRAN Task View for Forensic Science

I have started a CRAN task view for Forensic Science. The CTV is available on my Github page. I welcome any feedback, additions, and pull requests. CRAN Task View: Forensic Science with R Maintainer: Sam Tyner Contact: sctyner at iastate.