Cedric Neumann completed is Ph.D. in Forensic Science at the University of Lausanne in 2008. He implemented his thesis work on the multivariate analysis and interpretation of ink evidence on behalf of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the United States Secret Service. He was the scientific manager for the Statistics and Interpretation Research Group of the British Forensic Science Service from 2006-2010 where he was involved in statistical research related to the quantification of DNA, fingerprint, shoeprint and other types of evidence. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Statistics at the South Dakota State University, where he leads multiple projects on the interpretation of trace and pattern evidence. During his free time, Cedric has consulted in multiple cases on behalf of prosecution and defense, and has provided statistical training to attorneys and forensic scientists. Cedric received several awards, including the 2009 ENFSI Emerging Scientist Award and the 2016 Berg SDSU Young Faculty Award.