Monday, October 11, 2010

Forensic Education: Upcoming Audio Forensics Workshop

I would like to pass along the following announcement:

The National Center for Media Forensics at the University of Colorado Denver will be holding an Audio Forensics Workshop December 13-15, 2010 in Denver, CO.  This course is an introduction to digital audio, acoustics, audio evidence admissibility, and recorded speech enhancement.  It is the perfect experience for those new to the field, practitioners needing to review forensic audio theory and practice, or those accustomed to working with other types of digital and multimedia evidence.  Course topics include:
·       Introduction to Media Forensics
-        Overview and principles in Media Forensics
-        Admissibility of audio evidence
·       Foundations for Forensic Audio Enhancement
-        Sound and acoustics
-        Audio recording and playback
-        Digitization of sound
-        Signal processing and enhancement algorithms

·       Demonstration and Practice
-        Digital evidence seizure and acquisition
-        Enhancement practice
-        Notes and report writing
-        Preparation of enhanced material
The course will be co-taught by Dr. Catalin Grigoras and Jeff M. Smith.  The cost for this class is $850 and graduate level university credit will be given upon completion.