From the Back Cover
Providing information on the basics of photography, while also covering the complex concepts particular to forensic science, Understanding Forensic Digital Imaging is a one-stop resource for the forensic expert. With its unparalleled coverage of digital imaging – including a chapter on establishing quality requirements that is more comprehensive than any other source currently available – this book is an essential read for any forensic expert who is required to work with digital images and testify in court.
* Covers topics that are of vital importance to the practicing professional
* Serves as an up-to-date reference in the rapidly evolving world of digital imaging
* Uses clear and concise language so that any reader can understand the technology and science behind digital imaging
* Offers a chapter on “Establishing Quality Requirements, which offers more comprehensive coverage than is currently available in any other source
About the Author
Karen Stein-Ferguson is president of Digital Data Forensics, LLC in Clearwater, Florida. She is a native of Indiana where she graduated from Purdue University with a BS in mathematics and earned her MBA with honors from Indiana University. After graduation, Ms. Stein-Ferguson worked in industry as a systems analyst, business engineer, partner in a software development firm, and other executive management roles. She spent 20 years managing technology departments for several Indiana businesses and Indiana state government agencies. After 15 challenging years in technology, Ms. Stein-Ferguson earned her law degree from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis and was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1994. She accomplished this milestone while working fulltime as the Chief Information Officer at Indianapolis’ largest law firm. In 2004 Ms. Stein-Ferguson added computer forensics to her skill set and is a certified computer examiner through International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE). Computer forensics compliments all her experiences and background perfectly.
Ms. Stein-Ferguson is licensed to practice law in the state of Indiana. She is a member of the Indiana State Bar Association, the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the Clearwater Bar Association, International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners, and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. She is a board member of the Indiana Forensic Science Initiative and Vice-Chair of the General Practice Section of the Indiana State Bar Association. Additionally, Ms. Stein-Ferguson is active in several business organizations and does speaking engagements on computer forensics and legal technology issues in business and the practice of law.
Dr. Jeffrey Huang recently joined Raytheon Company IIS/RIS in supporting the Department of Homeland Security US-VISIT program.
Before Dr. Huang joined Raytheon, he was an assistant professor of Computer Science at Purdue School of Science with joint appointment at the Indiana University School of Informatics, Bioinformatics Program at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
Dr. Huang's research areas include computer vision, pattern recognition, and machine learning on the applications of biometrics, video surveillance, and bioinformatics. During Huang's academic appointment, he received several research grants as a PI or co-PI from National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and National Institute of Health (NIH). His funded projects are related to facial biometrics, video surveillance, and forensic applications. For past 8 years, Dr. Huang taught various computer science courses in the university, including graduate level courses of Data Mining, Biometric Computing, and Bioinformatics. He received Indiana University Trustee Teaching Award in 2003 and was elected as the favorite professor of Computer Science in 2005. Dr. Huang published more than 40 articles in biometric research field. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and Biometrics Consortium.