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Cedric Neumann Curriculum Vitae

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN STATISTICS, FORENSIC SCIENCE PROGRAM

107 Whitmore Laboratory, Eberly College of Science, Pennsylvania State
University, University Park PA, 16802
Tel: +1 (814) 863-6769 czn2@psu.edu

CURRENT POSITIONS

Assistant Professor in Statistics, Forensic Science Program From July 2010
The Pennsylvania State University, Eberly college of Science, University Park, PA 16802
Consultant From September 2010
Two N's Forensic LLC, PO Box 10216, State College, PA 16801

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Scientific Manager, in charge of R&D Forensic Interpretation Research Group (7 scientists) 2006 - 2010

The Forensic Science Service, 2960 Trident Court, Birmingham, B37 7YN, UK

  • Statistical interpretation of forensic evidence (DNA, fingerprint, shoemark, voice, face)
  • Validation, implementation and deployment of statistical models in public sector laboratories
  • Signed off as a reporting officer for statistical interpretation of forensic evidence

Lead for development of the digital ink library of the United States Secret Service 2007 - 2009

Ecole des Sciences Criminelles, University of Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland

  • Development of mathematical models and software packages to upgrade the International Ink Library
  • This project was inaugurated by the Under-Secretary of Homeland Security.

Senior Forensic Scientist (R&D) 2004 - 2006

The Forensic Science Service, Birmingham, United Kingdom

Teaching and research assistant - Questioned Documents, Interpretation of Evidence 1998 - 2003

This position involved participation and responsibilities in casework

Ecole des Sciences Criminelles, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland

Visiting scientist in the Forensic Science Division 2001

United States Secret Service, Washington, DC, USA

Visiting Scientist in the Questioned Documents section 1998

Institute of Forensic Research, Ministry of Justice, Krakow, Poland

LANGUAGES

French (mother-tongue), English (living since 2004 in Anglo-Saxon countries), German, Russian

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN STATISTICS, FORENSIC SCIENCE PROGRAM

107 Whitmore Laboratory, Eberly College of Science, Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA, 16802
Tel: +1 (814) 863-6769

czn2@psu.edu

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, BOARDS AND WORKING GROUPS

Conference steering committees

  • European Academy of Forensic Science 2012 2011-2012
  • Impression and Pattern Evidence Symposium 2012 2011-2012

Journal editorial boards

  • Journal of Forensic Identification Since 2007
  • Forensic Science International Since 2011
  • Law, Probability and Risk Since 2011

Professional organisations

  • International Association for Identification (IAI) Since 2007

IAI Board of Directors Since 2010

  • American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) Since 2007
  • International Fingerprint Research Group (IFRG) 2005-2011
  • European Network of Forensic Science Institute - Fingerprint Working Group (ENFSI - FPWG) 2005-2010
  • Forensic Science Society, United Kingdom (FSSoc) 1999-2008

Working groups

  • Scientific Working Group on Friction ridge Analysis, Study and Technology (SWGFAST) Since 2008
  • NIST/NIJ Expert Working Group on Human Factors in Latent Print Analysis 2008-2011

EDUCATION

PhD in Forensic Science (magna cum laude) 2008 "New Perspectives in the Use of Ink Evidence in Forensic Science"

Ecole des Sciences Criminelles, University of Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland MSc in Forensic Science 2002

Ecole des Sciences Criminelles, University of Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland BSc in Forensic Science 1998

Ecole des Sciences Criminelles, University of Lausanne, Lausanne Switzerland

AWARDS

Certificate of Appreciation presented by the Under-Secretary for Homeland Security, in recognition of the important contribution of the Digital Ink Library of the United States Secret Service to U.S. law enforcement. 2009

Excellence Award from the Law Faculty of the University of Lausanne for the PhD research on "New Perspectives in the Use of Ink Evidence in Forensic Science" and its implementation at the United States Secret Service (USSS). 2009

European Network of Forensic Science Institute (ENFSI) Emerging Forensic Scientist Award 2009 2009