January 24, 2014 · 12:30 PM
Speaker: Dr. Jianye Ge
Computational analysis and interpretation of the forensic data from the crime laboratories are critical for the law enforcement to answer questions, such as where to investigate, who to investigate, if the suspect is the perpetrator, how many criminals are involved, how the crime was committed, etc. As the golden standard technology in forensics, DNA technology has been an essential tool for the law enforcement to solve civil and criminal cases. This seminar will talk about the computational technologies in forensic genetics, and how these computational technologies have been used and will be used in solving cases. Interesting forensic cases will also be introduced.
Dr. Jianye Ge is currently a Senior Staff Algorithm Engineer in the Life Technologies. He received his Ph.D. in Bioinformatics from the University of Cincinnati in 2009 and then worked as Assistant Professor at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. His research relates primarily to computational analysis on life science and forensics data. He has published about 50 academic papers and has served as editors and editorial board members of 6 scientific journals. The software programs he developed have been used by the Federal and State government agencies to assist in solving criminal cases. His work was reported by BBC, Wall Street Journal, Fuji TV, etc.