Short Resumee

Zeno Geradts is a senior forensic scientist at the Netherlands Forensic Institute of the Ministry of Security and Justice at the Forensic Digital Biometrics Traces departement in the area of forensic (video) image processing and biometrics. Currently he works at the team Forensic Big Data Analysis. From September 1st 2014, he is appointed as professor on forensic data science by special appointment at the University of Amsterdam.

Prof.dr. Zeno Geradts works since 1991 at the Netherlands Forensic Institute as a forensic scientist. Since 1997 he works at the digital evidence departement. He is expert witness in image analysis and biometrics and works in the team Forensic Big Data Analysis. In 2002 he received a PhD from the University of Utrecht based on research on computational matching of forensic images. At the AAFS he has been chairman of the Engineering Section and since 2008-2010 chairman of the section Digital Evidence and Multimedia, he was elected by the section as member of the Board of Directors of the AAFS from 2010-2013. He is elected as Vice President of the AAFS 2015-2016 and 2015-2017 as Treasurer. He is chairman of the ENFSI Forensic IT working group. He published many papers in forensic journals and contributions to books and is active on casework as expert witness and projects in digital evidence. Since 2014 he is also appointed for 1 day a week as special chair forensic data sciences at the University of Amsterdam

Specialties: Forensic Science, program manager big data and cyber forensics, forensic ict, digital evidence and multimedia, face comparison, biometrics, video analysis, R&D coordination.



Specialties: Forensic Science, program manager big data and cyber forensics, forensic ict, digital evidence and multimedia, face comparison, biometrics, video analysis, R&D coordination.

Education:

2002        Ph.D. from the University of  Utrecht Dissertation “ Content-Based Information Retrieval from Forensic Image Databases”,Dissertation.pdf  

1988        BS of the TH Rijswijk

Working Experience

1999-now Netherlands Forensic Institute, section Digital Evidence:

Forensic scientist in the areas (video) image processing, photogrammetry and biometrics. R&D-coordinator of projects on Digital Evidence. approximately 30 cases a year on image processing, CCTV-systems, face comparison. Chairman of ENFSI Forensic IT Working group, Director of AAFS Digital Evidence and Multimedia Section, 

1997-1999   Netherlands Forensic Institute, section Digital Evidence: forensic scientist in the field of (video) image processing. Approximately 50 cases a year.

1995-1997 Netherlands Forensic Institute, section Firearms : forensic scientist and involved in R&D-projects on automatic comparison of cartridge cases and bullets. Approximately 40 cases a year. 

1992 – 1995 Netherlands Forensic Institute, section Toolmarks : forensic scientist in the field of shoeprints and toolmarks. In 1994 appointed by the Dutch court to expert witness under permanent oath. R&D-projects in image databases of shoe prints and toolmarks. Approximately 100 cases a year. 

1988- 1992 OCE Nederland BV Venlo 
R&D-projects image processing in digital photocopiers. Furthermore involved in literature research for patent infringement, new developments and new inventions.

Other relevant activities

2015-2016 vice president and membership chair American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS)

2015-  member of the board of Directors of European Division of International Association of Identification

2014-2016 Chairman International Affairs Committee AAFS

2012- member of editorial board Journal of Forensic Science

2010-2013 Director Digital Evidence and Multimedia Section AAFS

2008-2010 Section Chair Digital Evidence and Multimedia Section AAFS

2007 Elected as Chairman Digital evidence and Multimedia Section of the AAFS . Received the Founders award of the Engineering Sciences Section.

2005-2006 Chairman Engineering Sciences Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences

2004- Chairman of ENFSI-Forensic IT working group

2004-2010  Coordinator of WP6 Forensic Implications within the FIDIS (Future of Identification Systems) project of the EU.

2004-2005 Secretary of Engineering Section of the American Academy of Forensic Science www.aafs.org

2003- member of editorial board of Elsevier Journal on Digital Investigation. Since 2008 Handling editor.

2003- 2008 Fellow member of the Engineering section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and from 2007 of the Digital Evidence and Multimedia section

2002- 2004 Vice-chairman of ENFSI Forensic IT Working group (www.enfsi.org)

2000-2005 Chairman of Investigative Image Processing Technical group of SPIE(www.spie.org)

1995 Young investigator award : National Research Institute of Police Science in Tokyo for a project on video image restoration in which we tested several methods, like MTV and Maximum Entropy.

1992-now : webeditor of Zeno's Forensic Page with information on forensic science.

1993-1997 : Secretary of NIRIA, Association for Engineers in the Netherlands, section The Hague

 

Reviewer of articles / proposals of  (only main are listed):

- Journal of Forensic Sciences
- Forensic Science International
- Journal of Digital Investigation
- Pattern Recognition
- Optical Engineering
- The Computer Journal
Transactions on Information Forensics & Security
Journal of Electronic Imaging 
- National Institute of Justice project proposals
- FP7 European Commission project proposals 

Others

Serving as member in many program committees, of conferences, for example

 Chair organizing committee of the "Themadagen Digitaal Rechercheren" (conference for the Digital Investigators approximately 300 participants) for Law Enforement from 2004- 2013