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Dr. Rebecca Mercuri, “Digital Forensics at the Intersection of Public Policy and Civil Rights”

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November 10, 2015 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Bey Hall

Free Event

Co-sponsored by Dept. of Computer Science & Software Engineering (CSSE) and the New Jersey Coast Section of IEEE

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

7 – 9 p.m.

Bey Hall 113 (Young Auditorium)

RSVP Information: Not required, though you may register at Technical Talk – Digital Forensics at the Intersection of Public Policy and Civil Rights.

This event will feature networking and refreshments, guest speaker, and Q & A.

Digital forensics is a rapidly expanding field where practitioners apply scientific techniques in order to investigate and draw conclusions about evidence, with the goal of presenting findings in courtroom settings. The manner in which the forensics expert is required to perform their work is greatly influenced by prior court rulings and government laws, both recent and older ones dating back to the Nation’s founding. Some public policy and civil rights issues related to computers and digital data will be explored using examples from the speaker’s casework, as well as newsworthy current events.


Dr. Rebecca Mercuri is the owner of Notable Software, Inc. where she provides digital forensics investigations and expert witness services for criminal and civil matters, along with computer security and certification compliance evaluations.

Education includes a B.S. in Computer Science from Penn State, M.S. in Computer Science from Drexel University, as well as an M.S. in Engineering and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. During 2003-2005 she was a fellow at Harvard University, performing research on computer security topics, and has testified to local, state and federal government agencies on the many inherent problems with electronic voting systems. Her sworn testimony in Bush v. Gore was cited in briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Dr. Mercuri’s publications include a book chapter on Digital Image Forensics, and numerous Security Watch and Inside Risks articles for the Communications of the ACM magazine, where she also served as a Contributing Editor. Rebecca has held leadership roles with the Association of Computing Machinery, the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the Audio Engineering Society, and is a frequent presenter at conferences and events promoting STEM education. Current hobbies include guitar and vocal music, droning, 3D printing, and amateur/Ham radio.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Hanly, CSSE Secretary at x7501 or

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