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[CCICADA-announce] Announcement: Reconnect 2014 Program

Christine Spassione spassion at dimacs.rutgers.edu
Thu Dec 12 14:29:16 EST 2013


RECONNECT Workshop 2014
Forensics

Where:  Massachusetts Maritime Academy in Buzzards Bay, MA
When:   June 1-7, 2014

About Reconnect:

The CCICADA Summer Reconnect Workshops expose faculty teaching 
undergraduates to the role of the mathematical and computer sciences in 
homeland security and provide an opportunity to researchers in 
government or industry to learn about recent material in various areas. 
Topics are presented in a weeklong series of lectures and activities; 
participants are involved in both research activities and in writing 
materials useful in the classroom or to share with their colleagues. 
Participants may develop materials for publication in either the CCICADA 
Technical Reports Series or the Educational Modules Series published by 
the DIMACS Center at Rutgers University.

Topic:

Forensics was traditionally described as training in the skills of 
public advocacy, including the development of evidence, and thus found 
one of its important venues in the law courts.  As such, the term 
forensic has become associated with the art and science of legal 
evidence and argument. Today, CSI has brought attention to the field of 
criminal forensics as they attempt to solve crimes on television often 
three times a week.  Forensics includes legal evidence and argument in a 
variety of areas, from criminal justice, to cyber forensics, to maritime 
forensics, to environmental forensics, and more. The Reconnect 2014 will 
choose of few of these areas and discuss the tools used. For example, 
fingerprint analysis uses graph theory, cyber forensics uses cryptology, 
CT scans are used across many forensics areas especially in marine 
mammal forensics, etc.

Organizers:

Dr. Midge Cozzens, Research Professor at DIMACS Rutgers University
Dr. Laura Kelleher, Professor of Mathematics, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Speakers:

Dr. Gene Fiorini, Associate Director of DIMACS
Dr. Joe DiRenzo III, Senior Advisor to the Area Commander for Science, 
Technology and Innovation Coast Guard Atlantic Area (LANT-097)
Others including from Woods Hole, the Coast Guard TBA, and more

Registration fees, lodging, meals and travel: Academic participants: 
registration, lodging in single rooms and meals will be provided through 
DHS funding. Government participants: $350. For-Profit Corporation 
participants: $500 (includes all meals from Sunday dinner to Saturday 
lunch). Limited funds are expected to be available to provide partial 
support for travel.

Deadline for Applications is February 28, 2014 or until all slots are 
filled. Applications will be submitted online found on the Reconnect web 
page, and will be reviewed as they are received. Please email Midge 
Cozzens if you are interested.

For more information: Christine Spassione (spassion at dimacs.rutgers.edu) 
or Midge Cozzens (midge6930 at comcast.net) or visit the Reconnect web page 
http://ccicada.org/Reconnect/2014/.
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