New NFRF-funded project sees Trustworthy AI Lab collaborate with forensic scientists

Drs Lewis and Stotesbury, pictured on campus at Ontario Tech University, combine expertise in Artificial Intelligence and Forensic Science for this important new federally-funded project.

Thanks to a grant from the New Frontiers in Research Fund (NFRF) Exploration Stream, Trustworthy AI Lab researchers will be collaborating with Dr. Theresa Stotesbury, forensic scientist in the Faculty of Science to improve reliability of bloodstain analyses at crime scenes. This important new project will apply unsupervised machine learning techniques to establish a new data-driven taxonomy for the causes of bloodstains. Of particular relevance to Canada is to explore and model how bloodstains are conserved as the environment varies, for example in extreme temperatures and on snowy and icy surfaces.

Read more at the Ontario Tech news site.