National Center for Forensic Science

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Conference Speakers

Dr. Adam B. Hall
Dr. Karen Kafadar
Dr. Michael Sigman



















Dr. Adam B. Hall is the director of the Core Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis at Northeastern University where he teaches courses and conducts research in various areas of forensic chemistry and instrumental analysis. He received a Bachelors degree in Chemistry from Stonehill College, a Masters degree in Chemistry from Northeastern University and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry, also from Northeastern. Prior to his academic career, he was employed as a forensic chemist by the Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory, within the crime scene response unit and the arson/explosives unit for a period of 5 years.

Dr. Karen Kafadar is a Commonwealth Professor and the Chair of Statistics at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. She received her BS in mathematics and MS in statistics at Stanford University, and her PhD in statistics from Princeton University. Kafadar started her statistics career in the Statistical Engineering Division at the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) and recently served as a Guest Researcher (NIST-Boulder). She currently serves on the NIST OSAC’s Forensic Science Standards Board and chairs the American Statistical Association’s Committee on Statistics in Forensic Science.

Dr. Michael Sigman is the Director of the National Center for Forensic Science and a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Central Florida. He received his BS in Chemistry from Southwest Missouri State University, his PhD from Florida State University and conducted his NIH Postdoctoral research at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He currently serves on the NIST Committee on Ignitable Liquids and Explosives.