First International Workshop on Automated Forensic Handwriting Analysis (AFHA 2011)
17-18 September 2011, Beijing, China
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Reinoud D. Stoel

Netherlands Forensic Institute
Laan van Ypenburg 6, 2497 GP The Hague, The Netherlands

Reinoud Stoel was trained as a psychologist and received his doctorate in psychometrics in 2003. After obtaining his PhD he had a position as Assistant Professor Methods and Statistics at the University of Amsterdam, and in 2008 he started as a forensic statistician. He is currently team leader of the statistics group of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI). He has developed into a psychometrician and statistician with broad practical experience in both teaching, and research (from psychology and behavioral genetics to forensics), with many publications in peer-reviewed international journals. In his current position he provides teaching in statistics (interpretation of evidence) to experts, police officers, judges and lawyers, as well as statistical consultancy in both forensic casework and research. His current main research interests are the development of methods that minimize cognitive bias and context effects in forensic casework, the application of psychometric models in forensic science, and empirical research in forensic handwriting analysis.