Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2023, $553,851)
SRI International proposes to implement "Mitigating Demographic Bias in Forensic Speaker Identification." The purpose of this project is to thoroughly characterize demographic bias in forensic speaker identification and develop strategies to mitigate or eliminate such biases. Project activities include research into sources of bias, model development, intern mentorship, and presentations (and paper publication) at conferences. Expected outcomes include an understanding of sources of demographic bias in all parts of speaker identification model development as well as improved models for speaker identification with reduced or eliminated bias. CA/NCF
- Optimizing Analytical Parameters for Detection of Chronic and Single Dose Drug Exposure in Forensic Hair Analysis
- Impact of Relic DNA on Forensic Microbiome Applications in Criminal Investigations
- "Examining the Effects of Back-End Release Discretion on Prison Populations and Length of Stay: A State-by-State Analysis"