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Biedermann Alex

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Axes de recherche

Evidence and decision science in the law

Probability and decision theory in forensic science

Graphical modelling for evidential reasoning and normative decision analysis in forensic science

Normative decision structures of forensic interpretation in the legal process (NORMDECS)
www.unil.ch/forensicdecision

 

Projets

Projets FNS

Summary
2008 - 2022
Total number of SNSF grants: 14 (6 as main applicant/principal investigator)
Total amount of funds awarded: > 2'288'000 CHF (Swiss Francs) (1'412'986 CHF as main applicant)
A detailed funding record is available on the Data Portal of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF):
https://data.snf.ch/grants/person/55553

Bayes factors for forensic decision analyses with R
10BP12_208532/1, Funding for the Open Access publication of the research monograph "Bayes factors for forensic decision analyses with R" (co-authored with S. Bozza and F. Taroni), edited by Springer Nature as part of the series "Springer Texts in Statistics", main applicant

Normative decision structures of forensic interpretation in the legal process (NORMDECS)
2016 - 2021
BSSGI0_155809, Swiss National Science Foundation Starting Grant 2014, 01/2016-12/2021 (72 months), main applicant
Project website: https://wp.unil.ch/forensicdecision/

Probabilistic inference schemes in forensic handwriting examination: a diagrammatic approach to support evaluation and reporting
2015 - 2016
10001A_156290, 03/2015-10/2016 (18 months), main applicant

Ontology for normative combinations of evidence in forensic science: an approach using graphical probabilistic analyses
2014 - 2016
100014_150276, 02/2014 (24 months), co-applicant

Current challenges of forensic DNA mixture analysis: a probabilistic approach to evaluate results of a novel DNA marker system
2012 - 2014
105315_144557, 11/2012 (24 months), co-applicant

Inference and decision modeling in forensic science
IZ32Z0_143013, International Exploratory Workshop, 10/2012 (2 days), main applicant

Decision-theoretic analysis of forensic sampling criteria using Bayesian decision networks
2011 - 2012
IZK0Z1_139483, 11/2011-01/2012 (3 months), main applicant

How to make rational decisions: Bayesian networks and decision theory in forensic science applications
2009 - 2011
100014_122601, 02/2009 (24 months), co-applicant

Rational decisions in forensic science: case studies and applications
100014_135340, co-applicant

Utilisation des Object-Oriented-Bayesian Networks dans la combinaison des indices scientifiques
100014_124615, co-applicant

Progress in handwriting analysis: towards shape quantification of characters and probabilistic assessment of their evidential value
2008 - 2010
K-11K1_116620, 09/2008 (24 months), co-applicant

Analysis of recurrent complications in the evaluation of Low Copy Number (LCN) DNA profiling results in forensic science: a graphical probability approach
2008 - 2010
105214_120750, 07/2008 (27 months), co-applicant

Bayesian statistical analysis of rare count data for forensic science applications using computational procedures and graphical probability models
IZAI10_121282, 07/2008 (1 month), main applicant

Bayesian networks and the analysis of combinations of items of evidence
2006 - 2009
100015_111736, 08/2006 (30 months), co-applicant

Autres projets

Summary
2012 - 2022
Total number of grants/scholarships: 9 (8 as main applicant)
Total amount of funds awarded: > 88'889 CHF (Swiss Francs)

Decisional dimensions in expert witness testimony
Fondation pour l'Université de Lausanne, research grant ('Exchange In') to support the visiting research stay of Dr. Kyriakos N. Kotsoglou (Northumbria University Law School) at University of Lausanne, 10/2022 (1 week), main applicant

(Un-)interpretability of scientific evidence
Fondation pour l'Université de Lausanne, Research mobility grant, 03-04/2021 (1.5 months), main applicant

(Un-)interpretability of scientific evidence
Société Académique Vaudoise, Research mobility grant, 02-04/2021 (3 months), main applicant

Michigan Grotius Research Scholarship
University of Michigan, Law School, Center for International and Comparative Law, Ann Arbor, MI (USA), 07-08/2018 (1.5 months)

University of Adelaide, "Aim for the Stars" Grant
Visiting research stay at University of Adelaide Law School, Litigation Law Unit, Adelaide (South Australia), 02/2018 (1 month), beneficiary

Think Cloud - Pré-évaluation de Cas Assistée
FIP 2014, Fonds d'innovation pédagogique de l'Université de Lausanne (Teaching Innovation Fund of the University of Lausanne), 03-12/2014 (10 months), main applicant

Potential of error in forensic DNA analyses : comparative study of evaluative approaches using graphical probability models
2013 - 2014
Société Académique Vaudoise, Research mobility grant, 03/'13, 08/2013-02/2014 (8 months), main applicant

Interpretations of probability and the 'problem' of individualization in forensic science
Fondation pour l'Université de Lausanne, main applicant

éICAR - étude Interdisciplinaire de Cas par Annotation de Rapport
FIP 2012, Fonds d'innovation pédagogique de l'Université de Lausanne (Teaching Innovation Fund of the University of Lausanne), main applicant

 

Contrats et Mandats

Scientific consultancy
2022 - 2024
Consultant for the NIJ research project no. 15PNIJ-21-GG-04192-RESS; National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs 2021 Research and Development in Forensic Science for Criminal Justice Purposes; Principal investigator: Dr. David Stoney


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