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Forsensic Mathematics and the World Trade Center Project

  • Time:

    4:00 p.m.
  • Date:

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012
  • Location:

    Smyth Hall, Room 361
Jonathan Hoyle

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Speaker: Jonathan Hoyle Macintosh Software Architect Eastman Kodak Company

Ten years ago, 2,753 people were killed from the attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11. The victim identification process was the largest and most complex forensic project in history. This presentation will describe the events of 9/11 from a forensic perspective and detail the mathematics of DNA victim identification. These include DNA Fingerprinting, Kinship Analysis,and other genetic applications of Forensic Mathematics.

About the speaker: In 2001, Jonathan Hoyle was Senior Software Engineer and Mathematician at Gene Codes Forensics and was responsible for implementing the mathematical algorithms used in M-FISys, the forensic software written specifically for the World Trade Center project. Jonathan received his bachelor's degree at the University of Delaware and his master's at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Event Info

Sponsored By:
Science and Mathematics Scholars Program (SaMS)
Contact Information:
Dr. Matt Koetz Assistant Professor Department of Mathematics 585-389-2666
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