University of Maryland Researcher builds on Electric Network Frequency (ENF) techniques developed by NCMF Director Catalin Grigoras
June 9, 2015
Terp Magazine Article: Fingerprints of Power
"A pioneering Romanian researcher in ENF analysis, Catalin Grigoras, demonstrated that the extracted ENF signal, among other uses, shows roughly where a recording was made by analyzing frequencies from different electrical grids—such as the twin grids that serve the eastern and western halves of the United States."
NCMF provides key analysis in confirming Amnesty
International investigations into pro-Russian war crimes in eastern Ukraine
April 9, 2015
Amnesty International Press Release: New
evidence of summary killing of Ukrainian soldiers must spark urgent
Amnesty International representative: "I can't stress
enough how helpful your analysis was – it made us much more comfortable
referencing the phone conversation/interview, in addition to all the other
research we had. All of this helps with our calls for accountability and
advocacy work. Thanks again for your speedy help with this!"
Annual Scientific Meeting
The NCMF traveled
to Orlando, Florida for the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) 67th
Annual Scientific Meeting.Pictured left to right: Roger Schermerhorn (student),
Jeff Smith (faculty), Amy Popejoy (student), Marcus Rogers (faculty), Dan
Rappaport (graduate), and Megan Pippin (student).
NCMF Interviewed by CNN on Analysis of ISIS Videos
January 28, 2015
The National Center for Media Forensics (NCMF) continues to forensically analyze ISIS hostage videos. NCMF Director Catalin Grigoras and Associate Director Jeff Smith provide insight on the sophistication of the filming and conduct speaker recognition analysis. CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront interviewed Jeff Smith about their findings.
Visit to Denver Crime Laboratory
October 22, 2014
Students from the Fall 2014 MSRA-MF cohort visit the Denver Crime Laboratory. Special thanks to Michael Bush in the Forensic imaging Unit for the tour and learning experience.
CU Denver's NCMF Study ISIS Terrorist Videos for Clues
September 2, 2014
CU Denver's National Center for Media Forensics (NCMF) has been analyzing footage from the latest horrific ISIS execution video to gain insight on the sophistication of the filming of the act itself. NCMF Director Catalin Grigoras and Associate Director Jeff Smith are searching for clues on how the terrorists create the film, the identity of the perpetrator, where the terrorists might have appropriated the equipment, and any edits of the film. For more information from on the ongoing work of the NCMF and researcher's findings collected from the two ISIS videos please visit:
Manhunt Underway for Marathon Bombing Suspects Brooke Rogers, News 4 interviews Jeff Smith.
Jeff Smith on CNN's Erin Burnett News Hour CNN.
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.
American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2013 Annual Meeting
February 18-22, 2013
MSRA-MF students, graduates, and faculty at the American Academy of Forensics Science Annual Scientific Meeting in Washington, DC February 18-22, 2013.
MSRA-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.
NCMF 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.
"Manti Te'o Girlfriend Hoax: Mastermind Explains Voice Behind Fake Girlfriend"
February 2, 2013
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.
On January 4, 2013, Jeff Smith, Associate Director of the NCMF, was interviewed by Valerie Castro, a reporter for CBS4 News 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.
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).