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Boston Investigation

April 19, 2013

Manhunt Unverway for Marathon Bombing Suspects –- Brooke Rogers, News 4 interviews Jeff Smith. http://denver.cbslocal.com/video/8792028-manhunt-under-way-for-marathon-bombing-suspects/​

April 18, 2013

Jeff Smith on CNN's Erin Burnett news hour  CNN 4/18/13 and again on News 4 on 4/18/13

April 17, 2013 

Colorado Media Forensics Expert Shares Insight On Boston Investigation
Colorado News 4
Jeff Smith from CAM’s National Center on Media Forensics comments on the video and cell phone tracking of the suspects in the Boston Marathon Explosion.

February 18-22, 2013
Washington, DC

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MSRA-MF students, graduates, and faculty at the American Academy of Forensics Science Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC February 18-22, 2013.​



2-img_0859_206px.jpgMSRA-MF students and graduates attend a workshop at the AAFS conference in Washington, DC, February 19, 2013.  The workshop, "Mobile Devices Examination", was co-taught by Sam Brothers of the Dept. of Homeland Security (photographed with a fan of playing cards).  His expert card tricks were a welcomed break during the 8 hour workshop.​



3-IMG_0861_206x156px.jpgNCMF Faculty Catalin Grigoras, Jeff Smith, and Marc Rogers pictured with their entries in the recently released "Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences 2nd Ed." (Elsevier).  Catalin and Jeff co-wrote the chapters "Audio Enhancement and Authentication" and "Digital Image Enhancement and Authentication" for this seminal work for which Marc is the Digital Evidence section editor.  The four volume Encyclopedia was released at the AAFS conference in Washington, DC.


​​February 8 - "Digital Media Help Detectives Solve Crimes"

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/02/08/digital-media-help-detectives-solve-crimes/​

Jeff Smith was interviewed by local CBS 4 affiliate on February 8. 


​​February 2 – "Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax: Mastermind Explains Voice Behind Fake Girlfriend"

Jeff Smith was interviewed as an expert on Saturday's "Good Morning America" by Lindsey Davis, ABC News in New York. In the interview, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo admits he was the mastermind behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax.  From the voicemail, Smith says there is no way Te'o could have known that the voice​ wasn't a woman but a man:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/manti-teo-hoax-mastermind-explains-voice-fake-girlfriend-18385268​


On January 4, Jeff Smith, associate director of the NCMF, was interviewed by Valerie Castro, a reporter for CBS4News about a recent incident involving captured cell phone video that could provide valuable evidence in a hit-and-run case. Smith demonstrated how the video cellphone evidence could be gathered and evaluated to prove or disprove a mother's claim about the whereabouts of her daughter​ during the hit-and-run.

You can watch the video or read the article:


On December 11, 2012, in a recent BBC News article about audio forensics "The Hum That Helps to Fight Crime" referenced National Center for Media Forensics Director, Dr. Catalin Grigoras's pioneering work in audio authenticity and the Electric Network Frequency (ENF).

To read more please visit:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20629671​

Introduction to Media Forensics Presentation​​
December 6, 2012
4:00-5:00 pm 
University of Colorado Denver 
King Center, Room 103

Come meet industry partner Target and learn about this emerging field, the Master’s program in Media Forensics, job opportunities in law enforcement, intelligence, corporate security, and more…

Free presentation.

NCMF Hosts Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence​ Meeting
January 14-17, 2013
Denver, CO ​