News

Laboratories currently on-line with Lab Retriever:

Jefferson County Regional Crime Laboratory, CO

Denver Police Department Crime Laboratory, CO

Lake County Crime Laboratory, OH

Cayman Islands Health Services Authority Forensic Science Laboratory

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory

Bode-Cellmark Forensics

Non-exhaustive list of Lab Retriever testimony

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PRESENTATIONS AND TRAINING

Jan 23, 2018, RTI IPTES – 1-day workshop: Foundations of the interpretation of pattern and trace evidence (source and activity levels.

Feb 22, 2018 AAFS – Cross-validating probabilstic genotyping software

Feb 23, 2018 AAFS – Is it stutter or is it real? Only the profile donor knows for sure

Sept 7, 2017  ICFIS – Comparison of open source software for assessing the weight of evidence

August 8-11, 2017  Denver DA DNA laboratory 3.5-day training on forensic statistics, likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out

July 24, 2017   NIST Error Management conference – Comparing Open-Source Free-of-Charge Software Programs for Assessing the Weight of Evidence (full day workshop)

July 26, 2017 NIST Eror Management conference – Comparison of open source software for assessing the weight of evidence

July 26, 2017, NIST Error Management conference – Is it Real or is it Stutter? Only the Profile Donor knows for Sure

May 25, 2017  Cook Co. Public Defender /  Loyola University School of Law Forensic Conference – Validation in Forensic Science, Theory & Practice

May 9, 2017  CAC – Is it Stutter or is it Real? Only the Profile Donor knows for Sure

May 9, 2017 CAC – Undergraduate Research in Forensic Science

2016  Publication of An assessment of the information content of likelihood ratios derived from complex mixtures 

2016  Publication of Validation of probabilistic Genotyping software for use in foresnic DNA casework: definitions and illustrations.

Sept. 29, 2016  SWAFS – 1-day training on forensic statistics, likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out

June 15, 2016  1-day training on forensic statistics, likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out, AFDAA Summer workshop.

June 11-12, 2016  2-day training on forensic statistics, likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out, Allegheny Co., PA.

June 28-30, 2016  3-day training on forensic statistics, likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out, Lab Retriever statistical software, Johnson Co., KS

Feb 25, 2016  AAFS – Mixture interpretation and statistics town hall meeting

Jan 21, 2015  1-day training on forensic statistics, likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out, Lab Retriever statistical software, AFDAA Winter workshop.

Jan 15, 2016  Presentation to Presidents Counsel of Advisors in Science and Technology (PCAST)

September 18, 2014 Publication of Lab Retriever: a software tool for calculating likelihood ratios incorporating a probability of drop-out for forensic DNA profiles

March 23-25  3 day training on LR statistics and Lab Retriever at the Cayman Islands Health Authority Forensic DNA Laboratory

2015 AAFS Defining the limits of forensic DNA profile interpretation: An assessment of the information content inherent in complex mixtures

November 6, 2014 SFPD 1-day Workshop on Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out, including introduction to Lab Retriever

September 29, 2014  24th International Symposium on Human Identification, Phoenix, AZ – Presenter: (Almost) Everything you wanted to know about probabilistic software (but were afraid to ask)

Presentation about Lab Retriever, dealing with relatives, and some considerations for choosing software

September 25, 2014 SAFS – 1/2-day Workshop on Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out, including introduction to Lab Retriever

September 9-11, 2014 3 day training on LR statistics and Lab Retriever at the Jefferson Co. Regional Crime Laboratory, CO

August 19-22, 2014  ICFIS – Oral Presentation: A practical solution to training U.S. forensic DNA practitioners on implementing probabilistic approaches to weighting forensic DNA evidence

August 19-22, 2014  ICFIS – August 19-22, 2014  ICFIS – Oral Presentation: Lab Retriever: A software tool to estimate the 
quantitative evidential value of complex DNA profiles (Including a case example

August 19-22, 2014  ICFIS – Poster: Toward practical implementation of an empirical drop-out model for casework: comparison of benchmark vs. estimated probabilities of allelic drop-out.

July 21-24, 2014  3 day training on LR statistics and Lab Retriever at the OR State Police DNA Laboratory

June 9, 2014  MWAFS – 1-day Workshop on Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out, including introduction to Lab Retriever

May 21-22, 2014  NEAFS – 1.5-day Workshop on Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out, including introduction to Lab Retriever

May 20, 2014  MAAFS – 1/2-day Workshop on Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out, including introduction to Lab Retriever

May 15, 2014  CAC – Study group   A continuing discussion of complex samples: Examples of difficult profiles requiring differing approaches

April 18, 2014   Analysis of allelic drop-out using the Identifiler ® and PowerPlex® 16 forensic STR typing systems available as an in-press accepted manuscript.

February 13, 2014  Santa Clara County Crime Laboratory   1-day Workshop on Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out, including introduction to Lab Retriever

October 10, 2013 24th International Symposium on Human Identification, Atlanta, GA – Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a P(Do) using the free program Lab Retriever

July 14-17, 2013  3 day training on LR statistics and Lab Retriever at the Denver DA DNA Laboratory

May 21, 2013  CAC – workshop in Pasadena, CA   Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out: Theory and Practice   Introduction to Lab Retriever

January 18, 2013  AAFS – workshop in Washington D.C   Calculating Likelihood Ratios Incorporating a Probability of Drop-out: Introducing Lab Retriever, a free and user-friendly software program