Curriculum Vitae

Thomas R. Edwards, Ph.D. Physics - Chief Scientist

TREC
Forensic Video Image Enhancement & Analysis
Office 256 859 7385 Cell 256 694 2034
email trec@trec.com  or  trec@mchsi.com
5008 Colemont Lane NE Huntsville, AL 35811-1002


The following material represents expert witness information regarding TREC's Forensic Video Image Enhancement & Analysis, Chief Scientist, including references to Court Cases, Presentations, Workshops, Television Programs, etc.

Thomas R. Edwards is the Chief Scientist, current President, co-founder of TREC, and developer of TREC's Forensic Video Image Analysis  He has developed and implemented analytical techniques for digital image processing and related two dimensional data analysis for over 20 years in aerospace and medical instrumentation.  He has worked as a research scientist with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, holds two patents related to digital data processing and has held consulting appointments with the Linus Pauling Institute of Science and Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, the St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO, the Veterans Administration Hospital, Birmingham, AL, the US Department of Agriculture, Auburn, AL, and the US Army Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal, AL.  His major research goals are all related to improved image analysis techniques.  Dr. Edwards has been developing the theory and application of Two Dimensional Convolute Integers for digital image processing for the past 20 years.  He has also held appointments as Adjunct Associate Professor of Physics and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the Athens State University, respectively.


This report is prepared following the guidelines of the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM), Standard Practice for Reporting Opinions of Technical Experts,
Designation E-620-85, under the jurisdiction of ASTM Committee E-30 on Forensic Sciences, Subcommittee E30-40 Technical Aspects of Products Liability Litigation.

Education:


McNeese State College, Lake Charles, LA, 1954-56
Pennsylvania State University, State College,
         Bachelor of Science, Physics, 1958
Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia, PA, 1958-60
State University of New York at Buffalo, NY,
         Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, 1966

Past Honors:

Post-Doctoral Appointment National Academy of Science
Honorarium Publication Instrument & Control Systems
Invited Speaker 34th Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical
                Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Invited Speaker South Dakota Academy of Science
Invited Speaker Annual Meeting Colorado Public
                Defenders, 1995
Invited Speaker FBI Seminar on Digital Imaging May, 1997

Patents:

U.S. # 3949206, Filtering Device (with H. Zeanah)
U.S. # 4528639, Interstitial Point Generator

Work Experience

TREC, Huntsville, AL June, 1984 to Present, Chief Scientist-Co-founder and developer of Forensic Video Image Analysis technology on SPvI Workstations using TRECWare™
National Aeronautics and Space Administration George C. Marshall Space Flight Center Space Sciences Laboratory, Huntsville, AL, 1966 to 1984

Presentations, Workshops, Seminars and Television Programs

As Forensic Video Image Analysis has emerged, Edwards has presented lectures on the subject to the following (partial list) over the past several years

ASIS Utilities Committee Annual Meeting, 1994
ASIS North Alabama Chapter, 1994
National Technical Investigators Association, NATIA
       Annual Conferences, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2008
              Regional meetings
                               Pacific Coast once
                               SouthEast twice
                               Mid States once
                               InterMountain twice
Imaging Science and Technology Conferences, 1993, 1995
Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association,
       AFCEA, '93, '94
Huntsville area Chiefs of Police and Sheriffs Huntsville, Al, 1993
Dothan Police Department, Dothan, AL 1994
Regional Organized Crime Information Center, ROCIC, 93,94,95,96
Various Narcotic Association Regional Meetings, 94, 95, 96
Colorado Public Defender Annual Meeting, 1995
Texas Women in Law Enforcement, 1994
LEVA, Law Enforcement Video Association, Baltimore, MD 1994
LETN 30 minute special on "Front Line";
       Law Enforcement   Television Network,1994
FBI, DEA, US Postal Inspection Service, US Customs, US
Marshall’s, US Capitol Police, Washington, DC, area and
       regional locations around the country
US Army Night Vision Laboratory, Fort Belvoir, VA
Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, GA
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Nashville, TN , 1994
Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Tallahassee, FL
Illinois State Forensic Laboratory, Huntsville, AL 1995
US Air Force Office of Special Investigations, USAF-OSI- Bolling
National Institute of Justice Hdq and TAPIC,  DC 1994
Joint Meeting Midwestern and Southern Association of
       Forensic Scientists, ‘95,’97
Oak Ridge National Laboratories Special Projects Office Dec ’95
American Academy of Forensic Science, Annual Meeting
       Nashville, 96
American Society of Industrial Security Annual Conference,
       Atlanta '96, St. Louis '97
International Association of Optical Engineers, SPIE, Boston, Nov '96
Federal Bureau of Investigation Seminar on Digital Imaging
       Las Vegas, May 1997
International Association of Identification
        Georgia State Div, Jekyll Is. ‘97, Carrollton 2009,St. Simons Is. 2015
        Annual Meeting Louisville Ky 2008
Colorado Auto Theft Investigators, Canyon City CO 1999
Roundtable Investigators, Virginia Beach, VA 1999
Audio Engineering Society of America, New York City 1999
National Child Advocacy Center, Huntsville, AL, March 2000
The New York Institute of Forensic Audio, Feb 2000
American Association of Industrial Security Volume IV
       Security Business Practices Reference, Investigations; May, 2001

Associations:

American Association of Industrial Security (ASIS)
               Member - 1994-Present
American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
               Provisional Member - 1996
National Technical Investigators Association (NATIA) -
               Lecturer - 1994-Present
American Society of Testing Materials (ASTM)
               Member - 1996
Law Enforcement Video Association (LEVA)
               Member - 1994-Present
Regional Organized Crime Information Center (ROCIC) -
               Lecturer - 1996
Southeast Regional Narcotics Associations
               Lecturer - 1995-Present
Midwestern and Southern Association of Forensic Scientists-
               Lecturer - 1996, 1997
International Association for Identification, 2008


Court Cases: 1995 to Present
Expert Witness Testimony and Depositions
Thomas R. Edwards

 

 

November, 1995
In the Matter of the State of Alabama

vs. John Hardy and Ulysses Sneed
Morgan County District Attorney's Office
Mr. Bob Burrell and Mr. Paul Mathews
Voice [01](205) 351 4610
Fax ([01](205) 351 4607
December, 1995
In the Matter of the State of Florida

vs. Alexander Henry Suarez
Ms. Samantha Ruiz and Mr. Jay Novick
State Attorney's Office/Dade Co.
Business [01](305)547 0344
Fax [01](305)547 0330
March 1996
In the Matter of the State of Florida

vs. Alexander Henry Suarez
Ms. Samantha Ruiz and Mr. Jay Novick
State Attorney's Office/Dade Co.
Business [01](305)547 0344
Fax [01](305)547 0330
December 1996
In the Matter of the State of Florida

vs. Ignacio Perea
Ms. Samantha Ruiz & Mr. Jay Novick
State Attorney’s Office/Dade Co. Miami
Business [01](305) 547 0344
Fax [01](305) 547 0330
November 1996
In the Matter of State of Florida

vs. Alexander Henry Suarez
Ms. Samantha Ruiz and Mr. Jay Novick
State Attorney’s Office/Dade Co. Miami
Business [01](305) 547 0344
Fax [01](305) 547 0330
March 1997
In the Matter of the State of Florida

vs. Roger Dolan
Mr. Jim Wells/Broward County PD
Public Defender/Ft/Lauderdale
Business [01](954) 831 8809
Fax [01[(954) 831 6778
April 1997 Civil
In the Matter of David Webb et all

vs. U.A.W. and Local 947
Mr. David Baillie, Defendant’s Attorney-
Thomas Mamer & Haughey
Carbondale, IL
Business [01](217) 351 1500
Fax [01](217) 351 2017
July 1997
In the Matter of the State of Florida

vs.
Roger Dolar
Mr. Dennis Siegel/Assistant State Attorney
Broward County Courthouse
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Business [01](954) 831 8809
Fax [01](954) 831 6778
January 1998
In the Matter of the State of Tennessee

vs. William McCarver
Mr. J. Michael Taylor/District Attorney General
Sequatchie County Courthouse Dunlap, TN
Business [01](423) 775 4598
Fax [01](423) 775 27805
August 1998
In the Matter of the State of Georgia vs. Armstrong et al
Mr. Thomas West

Business [01](706)653 4336
Fax [01](706)653 4345
September 1998
In the Matter of the State of Colorado
vs. Lisa Moore
Ms. Dana M.Casper Office of the State Public Defender
Englewood, CO 80112
Business [01] (303) 799 9001
Fax [01] (303) 792 0822
November  1998 Civil
In the Matter of Gretta King vs. Four Seasons Hotel Boston, MA
Mr. Edwin F Landers, Jr
Morrison, Mahoney and Miller
Business [01] (617) 439 7583
Fax [01] (617) 439 7590
June 1999
In the Matter of the State of New Hampshire

vs. Peter Dugas
Ms. Brenda LaPoint
Hillsborough County Attorney's Office
30 Spring Street
Nashua, NH 03061
Business [01] (603) 594-3250
Fax [01] (603) 594-3254
June 1999
In the Matter of the State of New Hampshire vs. Peter Dugas

Ms. Brenda LaPoint
Hillsborough County Attorney's Office
30 Spring Street
Nashua, NH 03061
Business [01] (603) 594-3250
Fax [01] (603) 594-3254
October, 2000 Civil Federal
In the Matter of Ruffin vs. Fuller
Jonathan Evan Goldberg
Davis, Polk and Wardwell
450 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Business 1 [01] (212) 450-4000
February, 2002 Civil State
In the Matter of 
the City of Huntsville, AL vs.
Gene Groves 
Mr. Robert Tuten
Attorney at Law ad hoc for the city
223 East Side Square
Huntsville, AL 35801
Business [01] (256) 536-6009
April, 2002  Criminal State
In the Matter of 
the State of Tennessee vs. Robert Evans
Mr. Jerry Kitchen
Assistant Attorney General
201 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Business [01] (901) 545-5924
July 24, 2003 Criminal State
In the Matter of the State of Louisiana vs Terry Martinez
Mr. Chris Riviere
Mr. Phillip Spence
Houma, LA
 March, 2004 Criminal State
 In the Matter of the State of Louisiana vs 
 Terry Martinez
 Mr. Michael Ellis Houston, TX
 Thibodaux, LA
 September 8, 2007 Criminal State
 In the Matter of the State of North Dakota vs
 Moe Gibbs  Bismarck, ND
 Jeff Bredahl, Dennis Fisher
 Fargo, ND
 October, 2007 Civil State
 In the Matter of the State of Florida vs Baker
 Scott Rath Assistant State Attorney
 Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 May 2008 Criminal State
 In the Matter of the State of Mass vs William
 Santos 
 Mrs. Eileen Agnes
 Lowell, MA

January, 2010, Criminal-Federal
In the Matter of Debroah Masten vs US Government
 Aaron Smith Attorney
St. Louis, Missouri

August, 2010 Criminal State
In the Matter of Jeffrey Stovall vs the State of Georgia
Eric Eberhardt Attorney
Athens, Georgia

(Sites of TREC’s Forensic Video Image Analysis Technology)

                                 U. S. Postal Inspection Service-National Forensic Laboratory
                                                                  (
3rd unit installation 2005)
                                FBI-Engineering Research Facility (technology only)
                                U. S. Customs Inspection Service (2nd unit installation late 96)
                                Internal Revenue Service Inspection
                                Houston Police Department Identification Division
                                South Carolina Law Enforcement Department
                                Miami Metro-Dade County Police Department (August ’96)
                                New York State Police Academy (Feb, 1999)