Invited Speakers

We are very pleased to announce that the following Colleagues have accepted our invitation to give a plenary presentation at EAFS 2022.

Distinguished Professor Claude Roux
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia and The Centre for Forensic Science, Australia

Title of Presentation: The Role and Value of the Forensic Science Laboratory in an Ever-Changing World
Date for the Plenary Presentation: Tuesday 31st May, 2022


Claude Roux is a Professor of Forensic Science and the founding Director of the Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Technology Sydney. His research activities cover a broad spectrum of forensic science, including microtraces and chemical criminalistics, documents, fingerprints, forensic intelligence and the contribution of forensic science to policing and security. His professional motivation has been largely driven by his vision of forensic science as a distinctive academic and holistic research-based discipline.

Claude has a long history of establishing strong partnership with a variety of government and industry organisations. He has published more than 190 refereed papers and 26 book chapters.

His research has been funded by the Australian Research Council, the Australian Defence Science and Technology Group, the US Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office and the US National Institute of Justice.

Claude is a member of a number of expert and advisory groups in Australia and overseas. He is the current President of the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS), immediate Past-President of the Australian & NZ Forensic Science Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Criminal Court. He earned his undergraduate and PhD degrees in forensic science and criminology from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Distinguished Professor Claude Roux

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid
University of Dundee, UK and The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science (LRCFS)

Title of Presentation: “I’m not sure that you understood what I think it was that I just said” – the critical importance of communication in forensic science.
Date for the Plenary Presentation: Wednesday 1st June, 2022


Professor Niamh Nic Daeid is an award winning Chartered Chemist and Authorised forensic scientist.

She is a Professor of Forensic Science and Director of the Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee. She has been involved in forensic science education, research and casework for over 25 years.

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and holds fellowships of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Chartered Society of Forensic Science, the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, the Royal Statistical Society and the UK Association of Fire Investigators.  Niamh has previously chaired the ENFSI working group for fire and explosion investigation and the INTERPOL forensic science managers symposium.  She was vice chair of the scientific advisory board of the International Criminal Court for 6 years and acts as an advisor to the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNODC).  She is an appointed Commissioner on the Dundee Drugs Commission investigating drug related deaths in Dundee. Niamh has received a range awards including the ENFSI distinguished scientist award, the Pete Ganci award for services to fire investigation and the Stephen Fry Award for public engagement.  Her Centre was awarded a UK National Gold Watermark for public engagement in 2019.

She has published over 200 peer reviewed research papers and book chapters and holds a research grant portfolio in excess of £28 million.

Professor Niamh Nic Daeid

Professor Fredrik Heintz
Linköping University (LiU), Sweden

Title of Presentation: A European Perspective on Artificial Intelligence in Law Enforcement 
Date for the Plenary Presentation: Thursday 2nd June.


Fredrik Heintz is a Professor of Computer Science at Linköping University, Sweden. He leads the Reasoning and Learning group. His research focus is artificial intelligence especially Trustworthy AI and the intersection between knowledge representation and machine learning.

He is the Director of the Graduate School for the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP), coordinator of the TAILOR ICT-48 network developing the scientific foundations of Trustworthy AI, and the President of the Swedish AI Society. He is also very active in education activities both at the university level and in promoting AI, computer science and computational thinking in primary, secondary and professional education. Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).

Professor Fredrik Heintz


General questions
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