Tracking Citizens and Subjects:
Evolving Technologies of Identity
- These lectures are part of the First Annual Caleb and Michele Grimes Conference on Liberal Arts and Public Affairs and co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support of the Yavitz Fund.
Who Are You? Criminal Identification Technologies and Practices from the Nineteenth Century to the Present
Simon Cole is associate professor and chair of Department of Criminology, Law and Society, at University of California at Irvine. He is the author of Suspect Identities: A History of Fingerprinting and Criminal Identification which was awarded the 2003 Rachel Carson Prize by the Society for Social Studies of Science. Most recently, he is a co-author (with Michael Lynch, Ruth McNally & Kathleen Jordan) of Truth Machine: The Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting.
Biometrics for Human Identification: Technology and Policy
Anil Jain is University Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Computer Science & Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Michigan State University. His research interests include pattern recognition, computer vision and biometric recognition. His articles on biometrics have appeared in Scientific American, Nature, IEEE Spectrum, and many other leading journals. He has received a number of awards, including a Guggenheim fellowship, Humboldt Research award, Fulbright fellowship, IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award, W. Wllace McDowell Award, IAPR King-Sun Fu Prize, and ICDM Research Contribution Award for his contributions to pattern recognition and biometrics. Holder of six patents in the area of fingerprints (transferred to IBM in 1999), he is the author of several books, among which are: Handbook of Biometrics (2007), Handbook of Biometrics (2007), Handbook of Face Recognition (2005), Handbook of Fingerprint Recognition 2003), (received the PSP award from the Association of American Publishers).
Surveillance, Public Safety, and Security in a Highly Connected, Sometimes Dangerous, Often Uncertain World
Randall Murch is the associate director of Research Program development at the Center for Technology, Security, and Policy of Virginia Tech, National Capital Region. Following his PhD in Plant Pathology from the University Illinois, Urbana Champaign, he worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he was a Special Agent performing counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and other investigations, in addition to his research as a forensic biologist. He subsequently directed the Advanced Systems and Concepts Office of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency of the Department of Defense, where he led advanced studies on complex current and future challenges of dealing with weapons of mass destruction. In 1996, Prof. Murch created the FBI’s Hazardous Materials Response Unit, the national focal point for the forensic investigation of world mass destruction threats. Most recently, he has worked for the Department of Homeland Security, Directorate of Science and Technology, Office of Research, where he served as Senior Principal Counselor of Science and Technology.
The CSI Effect in Jury Trials
Carol Henderson is the the director, National Clearinghouse for Science, Technology, and the Law, and professor of law at Stetson University College of Law (Gulfport, Florida). A graduate of University of Florida, she is the author of Scientific Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases and other works related to expert testimony and the impact of popular detective shows on juries’ understanding of the law and expectations about the current state of technology.