Digital Forensics Lab / Usability Lab: Demos of practices and procedures for digital forensics and usability testing

Date:
Thursday 21 March 2013

Time:
6.00pm to 9.00pm

Venue:
Room BK0.11, Ground Floor, Buckingham Building, in the School of Computing Labs, University of Portsmouth | Map

Parking - The best place to parkwill be the car park off St James Street / Lion Street (visible as a grey rectangle on the map above)

Speakers:
Dr Jonathan Crellin, with Kate Dingley and Gareth Owens, of the School of Computing, University of Portsmouth

Cost:
Free of charge, for both BCS and Non-BCS members.

Joint event between the BCS Hampshire Branch, Cybercrime Forensics SG and University of Portsmouth.

This event is free, open to all, but please if possible book online or contact: Jonathan.Crellin@port.ac.uk

The School of Computing at the University of Portsmouth has recently commissioned a number of specialist labs. This session looks at two of these. The first part of the session will look at the new Digital Forensics Lab. Through a series of mini demos and practicals we will cover the main features of a digital forensics investigation, including a look at some specialist hardware and software used in investigations. After a coffee break we'll continue with a look at the new Usability Lab, after introducing its main features, we'll run a short demo of a usability evaluation, using gaze tracking and video data to help identify the limitations of a piece of software/ website. The School teaches a range of undergraduate, postgraduate courses, and short career/professional development courses. The new labs are also available for hire for software testing and evaluation.

Jonathan is a principal lecturer in the School of Computing, in charge of post graduate courses. He has worked at the University of Portsmouth since 1996, previously working at the University of Wolverhampton and for the Open University. His main research interest has been in human computer interaction, but he has qualifications in digital forensic investigation, and has publications in HCI, technology supported teaching, and digital forensics teaching