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University of Colorado Denver

National Center for Media Forensics

Training Courses

National Center for Media Forensics

NCMF Computer Teaching Lab


Cognitive and Human Factors in Forensic Decision Making Workshop

April 4-5, 2019, Tuition: $1,200

This workshop focuses on improving Forensic Decision Making, and is tailored to the specific participants. It covers brain and cognitive issues relating to cognitive and human factors issues in decision making. It then connects the cognitive science issues to practical and specific issues in forensic work. In addition to knowledge about the cognitive and human factors in forensic decision making, the program also provides practical solutions to address weaknesses as well as best practices to enhance forensic practices.​​

The National Center for Media Forensics at the University of Colorado Denver is pleased to offer the following regular training courses:

Forensic Analysis and Authentication of Digital Images
March 4-6, 2019Tuition: $1,200

Students explore authentication of digital images with regard to evidence admissibility and counterfeit detection. EXIF data analysis, recompression analysis, PRNU, and more will be discussed. Students are strongly encouraged to bring images from their own cases as well as their own digital cameras.  

Forensic Analysis and Enhancement of Digital Audio
March 7-9, 2019Tuition: $1,200

This course covers practical fundamentals in digital audio theory, forensic audio handling, and enhancement. Specifically, hands-on practice will include: digital evidence tools that can aid in the recovery of digital audio, spectral tools for forensic analysis including the FFT spectrum and spectrogram, and specific filters for noise reduction and stereo source separation. Students will create their own recordings for group problem solving and discussion. 

Forensic Analysis and Authentication of Digital Audio
March 11-13, 2019Tuition: $1,200

Students explore techniques to address challenges in the authentication of digital audio with regard to evidence admissibility and counterfeit detection. Digital data analysis, compression level analysis, and ENF collection and comparison will be discussed.

All courses will meet in person at the National Center for Media Forensics in Denver, CO. Courses will meet from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. each day. 

The deadline for registration is February 25, 2019 by 5:00 pm (MT.) In order to secure a seat in a course, payment must be made in full. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Please note that some of the methods and software discussed and presented may only be available to law enforcement agencies.

Previous experience/formal training with digital evidence is recommended for the two courses in Digital Image and Audio Authentication.

Attendees who successfully complete the exam at the end of each course will receive a letter and certificate of completion of the training. NCMF certificates do not constitute professional certification as a forensic expert.

Contact with any questions.