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  • Math and statistics department assistant professors Chris Saunders, left, and Cedric Neumann eye a small portion of the math involved in creating formulas that can be used to evaluate forensics evidence. The men received a $780,300 grant from the National Institute of Justice to advance their work.
    Photo by Emily Weber
    Math and statistics department assistant professors Chris Saunders, left, and Cedric Neumann eye a small portion of the math involved in creating formulas that can be used to evaluate forensics evidence. The men received a $780,300 grant from the National Institute of Justice to advance their work.
  • This drawing illustrates how fingerprint features are extracted and organized for statistical analysis. The black dots represent the features, the arrows represent their direction. The gray lines represent the friction ridges on the skin of the finger. The gray letters represent the name of the variables used to represent the features.
    This drawing illustrates how fingerprint features are extracted and organized for statistical analysis. The black dots represent the features, the arrows represent their direction. The gray lines represent the friction ridges on the skin of the finger. The gray letters represent the name of the variables used to represent the features.
  • Assistant professor Chris Saunders of the South Dakota State University Mathematics and Statistics Department
    Assistant professor Chris Saunders of the South Dakota State University Mathematics and Statistics Department
  • Assistant professor Cedric Neumann of the South Dakota State University Mathematics and Statistics Department
    Assistant professor Cedric Neumann of the South Dakota State University Mathematics and Statistics Department




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