Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar fights crime using cyberforensics, a branch of digital forensic science pertaining to evidence found in computers and digital storage media.
Seigfried-Spellar, associate professor of computer and information technology, has become a national leader in the field. She helped to create a free, downloadable toolkit for law enforcement agencies to help them collect digital evidence. She's made opportunities for student researchers to fight human trafficking in the Americas. She's helped investigators who examined disturbing footage from crime scenes or images of crimes against children to deal with post-traumatic stress. And she has also developed a week-long summer camp for girls to inspire them to consider careers in computer programming or cybersecurity.
Episode 012 Hotlinks
- Video: Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar, Purdue’s CyberSleuth (YouTube)
- CIT professor researches how fighting cyberdeviance affects police officers
- Computer and information technology faculty, students collaborate with local law enforcement agencies at High Tech Crime Unit
- Idea challenge: Student teams devise high-tech methods to fight human trafficking
- Student teams recognized for high-tech ideas to mitigate human trafficking
- Purdue’s Cybersecurity Camp for girls returns in June for third year
- Creating AI to help law enforcement investigate online cyberdeviance challenged by quantity, context of language
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