Talk & Networking
CodeClan, in collaboration with the University of Dundee presents an evening with the team from the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science. Technology is changing the way crime can be investigated. Forensic science has a growing array of new tools and techniques which can help investigators understand a sequence of events. Led by the award-winning Niamh Nic Daéid, chartered chemist and authorised forensic scientist, find out how sensor and imaging system, digital footprints sophisticated analysis of big data, machine learning and AI are now helping to detect and even prevent crimes. Christian Cole, brings his passion is in Bioinformatics and Data Science to explain the need for deep data in forensics and why he's running a hackathon to explore the statistical and computational opportunities for the future of forensic investigation. Heather Doran, Public Engagement Manager for Leverhulme is a member of the Public Communication of Science and Technology committee and part of the Local Organising Committee for the PCST Conference
Christian Cole is a Principal Investigator at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS). His expertise and passion is in Bioinformatics and Data Science gained over his postdoctoral career at UMIST, The University of Manchester and, most recently, within the School of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee. In that time, Chris was the founder member and latterly the co-ordinator of the Data Analysis Group; a team dedicated to collaboration on biological projects requiring computational and statistical direction. At LRCFS Chris will be using his multi-disciplinary computational approaches to challenge existing weaknesses in the analysis and interpretation of several forensic evidence types. Chris has a BSc in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry.
Heather Doran is Public Engagement Manager at the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science, University of Dundee. She is a member of the Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) committee and the Local Organising Committee for the PCST Conference 2020. In 2015/2016 she was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship on the communication of science travelling to the USA, Japan and China to explore how major research institutes and individual researchers help foster online engagement through social media. Heather began her involvement in public engagement during her PhD in molecular pharmacology at the University of Aberdeen when she was Editor and co-founder of Au Science Magazine.
Professor Niamh Nic Daeid is Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science. She is a Forensic Chemist with specialisms including fire investigation, clandestine drug chemistry, explosives, and fingerprint enhancement. She also undertakes casework in each of these areas. She has chaired the ENFSI European Working group on fire and explosion Investigation, the INTERPOL forensic science managers symposium and is deputy chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, the Royal Statistical Society and the Chartered Society of Forensic Science. She has received many awards for her work and holds a research grant portfolio in excess of £28 million.
Venue - CodeClan, 37 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2EL
Time - 6-8:30pm