Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2013

50  Texas State University  (19846)

Principal Investigator: Dr Daniel J Wescott

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 417,595

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 3/1/12 <> 2/28/14

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: College of Liberal Arts

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Anthropology

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR A MULTI-FACTORIAL AGE-AT-DEATH ESTIMATION METHOD US

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: U.S. Dept of Justice Office of Justice Programs
CFDA Link: DOJ
16.560

Program Title: none
CFDA Linked: National Institute of Justice Research, Evaluation, and Development Project Grants

Note:

The purpose of this project is to facilitate accurate multi-factorial age-at-death estimations based on human skeletal remains in the field of forensic anthropology by providing a standardized, easy-to-use, and interpretable method of combining multiple indicators of age and information about the quality of the bone, the accuracy of the different methods, and inter-observer error. The goal of the project is to develop a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI) that uses already established algorithms based on fuzzy integrals and provides forensic scientists with a multi-factorial age-at-death estimation, confidence in the estimation, informative graphs and a standardized reproducible way to generate linguistic descriptions of the age-at-death estimations in medicolegal death investigations involving skeletal remains. Accurate and precise estimations of chronological age-at-death based on skeletal remains are vital in forensic anthropological analyses to help narrow the search of potential missing persons and to aid in the identification of the skeleton.

Discussion: No discussion notes

 

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