How do evidence law and forensic science interact and shape current approaches to the challenges of the ongoing developments of judicial systems? How can technology boost the scientific usage of forensic traces in the legal process? How is technology going to change educational approaches to learning about science in the law among members of the judiciary and the public at large?
Leading Swiss and Chinese academics and technology developers will address these and many other questions through an exciting and interactive program hosted by swissnex China. The event is jointly organized with the Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science of the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) in Beijing and the School of Criminal Justice of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) in Switzerland, which is the oldest forensic science school in the world.
The Sino-Swiss Evidence Science Innovation Night invites prominent speakers, cutting-edge technology providers and outstanding peers from across China and Switzerland to address the above issues and present frontier developments and innovation in judicial civilization through a collaborative international approach to Evidence Science.
swissnex China, Thursday June 28, 2018
17:00 Doors open
17:30 Welcome speech
17:45 Part 1: Sino-Swiss Evidence Science and beyond: past, present and the future [opening words by Prof. Baosheng Zhang, CUPL]
18:00 Part 2: Footwear mark technology (interactive presentation and hands-on activities for participants) [presented by Mr. Bo Li from Everspry company]
19:00 Part 3: Innovation in continuing education: UNIL’s new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on “Challenging Forensic Science” [presented by Prof. Christophe Champod and the University of Lausanne team]
19:30 Q&A session
19:45 Networking with buffet
Working language: English
Limited places (RSVP required)
Zhang Baosheng is the Co-chairman of Collaborative Innovation Center of Judicial Civilization, Professor, Doctoral Supervisor and Honorary Dean of the Institute of Evidence Law and Forensic Science. He is the former vice president of the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Beijing. He is also the Director of the Key Laboratory of Evidence Law and Forensic Science (CUPL) of the Ministry of Education. Further, he is an adjunct professor of Jilin University of China and Zhejiang University, a visiting research Fellow of University of New South Wales, Harvard University and Northwestern University, a council member of China Law Society, a standing director of Association of Legal Education of China Law Society, a member of the International Association of Procedural Law, and the vice president of the International Association of Evidence Science.
Christophe Champod received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. (summa cum laude) both in Forensic Science, from the University of Lausanne, in 1990 and 1995 respectively. He remained in academia until holding the position of assistant professor in forensic science. From 1999 to 2003, he led the Interpretation Research Group of the Forensic Science Service (UK), before taking a full professorship position at the School of Criminal Justice (ESC) of the University of Lausanne. He is in charge of education and research on identification methods and remains an expert witness in these areas.
He is also operational manager of the ISO/SEC 17025 accredited forensic laboratory of the ESC. He is a Steering Committee member for the International Fingerprint Research Group (IFRG), past member of SWGFAST (Scientific Working Group on Friction Analysis, Study and Technology) and, since 2014, an invited member of Friction Ridge subcommittee (part of the Physics and Pattern Evidence Scientific Area Committee) of the Organization for Scientific Area Committees (OSAC). In 2015, he received the Distinguished ENFSI (European Network of Forensic science) Scientist Award for his contribution to forensic science. His research is devoted to the inferential aspects associated with forensic identification techniques. The value to be attached to forensic evidence is at the core of his interests.
Bo Li is the international department manager of Dalian Everspry Sci & Tech Co.,Ltd, responsible for the company’s overseas business. He graduated from Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Type, UK. In 2011, he was one of the algorithm researchers in the research department. Since 2014, he started to introduce Chinese forensic footwear solutions to overseas law enforcements. He was one of the speakers at the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) SP/TM expert meeting and the International Association of Identification educational conference. The company Everspry is the world leading forensic footwear solution provider, working with law enforcements and forensic research institutes globally.