Zeno Geradts works since 1991 at the Netherlands Forensic Institute as a forensic scientist. He is expert witness in image analysis and biometrics (e.g. facial comparison) as well as R&D coordinator in digital evidence. In 2002 he received a PhD from the University of Utrecht based on research on computational matching of images from shoeprints, toolmarks, drugs pills and cartridge cases. He started in toolmarks where he wrote several hundreds of reports and in 1995 he switched to firearms and since 1997 he works at the digital evidence and biometrics department.
At the American Academy of Forensic Sciences he has been chairman of the Engineering Section and since 2008 he has been chairman of the new section Digital Evidence and Multimedia and from 2010-2013 Director of the section. He is chairman of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes Forensic IT working group. He (co-) authored in many publications and presented a wide variety of papers and workshops and is active on casework as expert witness and projects in digital evidence and multimedia (such as camera identification, repairing video streams, image analysis, heart beat detection from CCTV).
2002 Ph.D. from the University of Utrecht Dissertation “ Content-Based Information Retrieval from Forensic Image Databases”,Dissertation.pdf
1988 BS of the TH Rijswijk
1999-now Netherlands Forensic Institute, section Digital Evidence:
Forensic scientist in the areas (video) image processing, photogrammetry and biometrics. R&D-coordinator of projects on Digital Evidence. approximately 30 cases a year on image processing, CCTV-systems, face comparison. Chairman of ENFSI Forensic IT Working group, Director of AAFS Digital Evidence and Multimedia Section,
1997-1999 Netherlands Forensic Institute, section Digital Evidence: forensic scientist in the field of (video) image processing. Approximately 50 cases a year.
1995-1997 Netherlands Forensic Institute, section Firearms : forensic scientist and involved in R&D-projects on automatic comparison of cartridge cases and bullets. Approximately 40 cases a year.
1992 – 1995 Netherlands Forensic Institute, section Toolmarks : forensic scientist in the field of shoeprints and toolmarks. In 1994 appointed by the Dutch court to expert witness under permanent oath. R&D-projects in image databases of shoe prints and toolmarks. Approximately 100 cases a year.
1988- 1992 OCE Nederland BV Venlo
R&D-projects image processing in digital photocopiers. Furthermore involved in literature research for patent infringement, new developments and new inventions.
Other relevant activities
2012- member of editorial board Journal of Forensic Science
2010- Director Digital Evidence and Multimedia Section AAFS
2008-2010 Section Chair Digital Evidence and Multimedia Section AAFS
2007 Elected as Chairman Digital evidence and Multimedia Section of the AAFS . Received the Founders award of the Engineering Sciences Section.
2005-2006 Chairman Engineering Sciences Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences
2004- Chairman of ENFSI-Forensic IT working group
2004-2010 Coordinator of WP6 Forensic Implications within the FIDIS (Future of Identification Systems) project of the EU.
2004-2005 Secretary of Engineering Section of the American Academy of Forensic Science www.aafs.org
2003- member of editorial board of Elsevier Journal on Digital Investigation. Since 2008 Handling editor.
2003- 2008 Fellow member of the Engineering section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and from 2007 of the Digital Evidence and Multimedia section
2002- 2004 Vice-chairman of ENFSI Forensic IT Working group (www.enfsi.org)
2000-2005 Chairman of Investigative Image Processing Technical group of SPIE(www.spie.org)
1995 Young investigator award : National Research Institute of Police Science in Tokyo for a project on video image restoration in which we tested several methods, like MTV and Maximum Entropy.
1992-now : webeditor of Zeno's Forensic Page with information on forensic science.
1993-1997 : Secretary of NIRIA, Association for Engineers in the Netherlands, section The Hague
Reviewer of articles / proposals of (only main are listed):
- Journal of Forensic Sciences
- Forensic Science International
- Journal of Digital Investigation
- Pattern Recognition
- Optical Engineering
- The Computer Journal
- Transactions on Information Forensics & Security
- Journal of Electronic Imaging
- National Institute of Justice project proposals
- FP7 European Commission project proposals
Serving as member in many program committees, for example (some of the most recent):
ACM Multimedia 2012, IWCC 2012 International Workshop on Cyber Crime (IWCC) European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC) 2012, First International Workshop on Automated Forensic Handwriting Analysis (AFHA 2011) IWCF since 2008,4th International Conference on Digital Forensic & Cyber Crime, E-forensics 2010, The 2009 International Workshop on Forensics for Future Generation Communication
Chair organizing committee of the "Themadagen Digitaal Rechercheren" (conference for the Digital Investigators approximately 240 participants) for Law Enforement from 2004- now
Chair of the "Landelijke Videodag" (in Dutch), a meeting for Law Enforcement on new developments in Forensic Video and Imaging since 2003