Current Board Members

Hans Henseler, Ph.D.

Hans Henseler, Ph.D., Chair

University of Applied Sciences Leiden

Hans is co-founder and CEO of Tracks Inspector, a company that develops and commercializes a software solution that puts digital forensics in the hands of investigators. He is a part-time professor in Digital Forensics & E-Discovery at the Forensic ICT program of the University of Applied Sciences Leiden and is also a board member of the Netherlands Register of Court Experts. In 1992 he founded the Department of Computer Forensic Science at the Netherlands Forensic Science Institute. For several years, during that period, he was vice president of the International Organization on Computer Evidence. From 1998-2000, Hans became director of the Information Systems Division of the Netherlands Organization of Applied Research, specializing in knowledge management, language technology, image processing, and logistics information systems. From 2000-2006 he was the CTO of ZyLAB Technologies where he was responsible for the development, testing and support of ZyLAB’s E-Discovery suite. From 2006-2010, he was a director at PWC Forensic Technology Solutions and was responsible for European E-Discovery and Financial Data Analysis projects. From 2010-2014 he was a partner at cybersecurity form Fox-IT where he was responsible for the Digital Forensics business.

Pavel Gladyshev, Ph.D.

Pavel Gladyshev, Ph.D., Treasurer

Lecturer, University College Dublin

Pavel is a college lecturer at the UCD School of Computer Science and Informatics, where he is directing the GDip/MSc programme in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation – an international distance learning programme for the law enforcement officers specializing in cybercrime investigations. His research interests are in the area of Information Security and Digital Forensics. His current work is focusing on logical foundations of digital forensic analysis and its applications to investigations of cybercrimes. He serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Digital Evidence and the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics. He is as an invited expert of the Irish delegation to the Interpol working party on IT Crime (Europe).

Frank Adelstein

Frank Adelstein, Ph.D., Secretary

NFA Digital

Frank has been involved in computer security and digital forensics for over two decades. He served as Director of Engineering for Cayuga Networks, supervising the engineering team and leading the testing group on a product to detect attacks on web servers for large organizations. As the Technical Director of Computer Security at ATC-NY, he was the principal designer of a live forensic investigation product and worked in the area of live investigation since 2002. He was the principal investigator on numerous research and development projects in security, wireless networking, and intrusion detection, and created and taught several training courses. He has co-authored a book on Mobile and Pervasive Computing and has participated in DFRWS since its inception in 2001. He founded NFA Digital in 2017 and provides consulting in computer security and related areas.

Frank Breitinger, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Lausanne

Frank is an Associate Professor at the University of Lausanne within the Ecole des Sciences Criminelles. He is a reviewer for various conferences and journals, as well as a member of the Board of Referees of the Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation. His research interests are automation for digital forensics, forensics on AI, and fundamentals and data sets. He (co-)authored over 80 peer-reviewed publications in the field of digital forensics and cybersecurity and is the co-author NIST SP 800-168 on Approximate Matching.

Eoghan Casey

Eoghan Casey, Ph.D.

VP, Cybersecurity Strategy & Product Development, Own{Backup}

Eoghan develops innovative solutions for SaaS data protection, incident response, and digital forensics at Own{Backup}. As Chief Scientist (ST) of the DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3), he was responsible for innovation, enhancing capabilities, strategic collaborations, and advancing standards and practices related to DFIR and malware/CTI analysis. As a Professor of Digital Forensic Science and Investigation at University of Lausanne, he has performed teaching, research, and expertise. He has extensive experience working on a wide range of digital investigations, and he has helped organizations investigate and recover from severe security breaches, including network intrusions with international scope. He has delivered expert testimony in civil and criminal matters in the United States, Canada, and international tribunals. He has contributed to development of advanced capabilities for extracting and analyzing digital evidence, including SQLite Dissect and DC3 Advanced Carver (Patent no. 16/014067). He is on the Technical Steering Committee Chair of the Cyber Domain Ontology (CDO), an international open source Linux Foundation community project to advance interoperability and intelligent analysis across the cyber domain.

Daryl Pfeif

Daryl Pfeif

CEO and DFRWS Chief Operations Officer, Digital Forensics Solutions and DFRWS

Daryl has been an integral member of the DFRWS Board of Directors and the Organizing Committee since 2005 when DFRWS became a non-profit organization. As a founding member & CEO of Digital Forensics Solutions, Daryl has been actively engaged in the digital forensics and cybersecurity community since 2004. She supervises all DFS operations including digital forensics investigations, vulnerability assessment, data breach management, training, software development, and research. Prior to entering the field of forensics Daryl spent over fifteen years as a technology consultant with an emphasis on interactive media and 3D animation. She has produced numerous large corporate events, festivals, videos, films, websites, training packages, promotional materials, and print publications.

Golden Richard III, Ph. D.

Golden Richard III, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science and University Research Professor, Louisiana State University

Golden is Professor of Computer Science and Associate Director for Cybersecurity at the Center for Computation and Technology at LSU. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Digital Investigation, and Computers and Security (COSE), and the original developer of Scalpel, a popular file carving tool. His research interests are in digital forensics, malware analysis, reverse engineering, and operating systems internals.

Mark Scanlon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University College Dublin

Mark is an Associate Professor in the UCD School of Computer Science, where he is Programme Director for the law enforcement focused MSc in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation, Principal Investigator at CeADAR, Ireland’s National Centre for Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Founding Director of the Forensics and Security Research Group. Mark’s research interests surround the application of AI to digital evidence discovery and analysis, automated evidence processing, and Network Forensics/Analytics. To date, he has published over 80 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in digital forensics and cybersecurity. He is a Senior Editor with Elsevier’s Forensic Science International: Digital Investigation, a Fulbright Scholar, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Member of the Royal Irish Academy’s Young Academy Ireland. Mark has been a member of the organising committee of DFRWS EU since 2015.

Dr Bradley Schatz

Bradley Schatz, Ph.D.

Director, Schatz Forensic

Dr Bradley Schatz is the director of the independent digital forensics consultancy Schatz Forensic. Since the completion of a PhD in Digital forensics in 2007, his principal role has been as a practitioner of digital forensics in private practice, where he has served primarily legal clients in both civil and criminal matters. His evidence has been accepted as expert opinion in a range of courts within Australia.

He has remained an active researcher advancing the field and has published 16 peer reviewed academic papers and two book chapters all in the area of digital forensics. The practical outcomes of his research have contributed to the mainstreaming of volatile memory analysis, the widespread adoption of the next generation in forensic file format (AFF4), and the Evimetry forensic system, which is used by police, government and corporate forensic and cyber incident response teams globally.

Wietse Venema

Wietse Venema, Ph.D.

Software Engineer, Google

Wietse is known for his software such as the TCP Wrapper and the Postfix mail system. He co-authored the SATAN network scanner and the Coroner’s Toolkit (TCT) for forensic analysis, as well as a book on Forensic Discovery. Wietse received awards from the Free Software Foundation (FSF), the System Administrator’s Guild (SAGE), the Netherlands UNIX User Group (NLUUG), the Information System Security Association (ISSA), as well as a Sendmail innovation award. He served a two-year term as chair of the international Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST).

Former Board Members

Brian Carrier, Ph.D.

Brian Carrier, Ph.D.

Director of Digital Forensics, Basis Technology

Brian leads the Digital Forensics team at Basis Technology to design and develop products and custom systems. He is the author of the book “File System Forensic Analysis” and developer of several open source digital forensic analysis tools, including The Sleuth Kit and the Autopsy Forensic Browser. Brian has a Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University and worked previously for @stake as a research scientist and the technical lead for their digital forensic labs response team. Brian is on the committees of many conferences, workshops and technical working groups.

Matthew Geiger

Matthew Geiger

Director, Research & Development, Qintel

Matthew conducts outcome-driven research and develops specialty software focused on investigative challenges, drawing on more than 15 years of experience in digital forensics, malware analysis, and tool development. Prior to joining Qintel, Matthew was a Senior Security Researcher at SecureWorks, focused on building its capability to respond to targeted intrusion groups in large environments. He was also the operational lead for the CERT Forensics Team at Carnegie Mellon, where he helped plan and participated in a wide range of investigations, including some of the largest U.S. cybercrime cases. Matthew has testified for the prosecution in federal court and has provided reports as an expert in digital forensics. He received the US Secret Service Director’s Award in 2010 for contributions to the service’s investigative mission.

Vassil Roussev, Ph.D.

Professor of Computer Science, University of New Orleans

Vassil is a Professor of Computer Science and the Director of the Greater New Orleans Center for Information Assurance (GNOCIA) at the University of New Orleans. The main research theme of his work is to examine the problem of large-scale forensics investigations from all sides, including better algorithms and data structures, performance-centric forensic tool and infrastructure design, usability, and visualization. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Digital Investigation and is a co-founder of He has over 50 peers reviewed publications in the field of digital forensics and cybersecurity, including an authored book.

Elizabeth Schweinsberg


Elizabeth is Digital Services Expert with the US Digital Service, helping improve technology use by federal agencies.  Previously she was an Incident Responder with Facebook working to keep the internal networks safe from malware, hackers, and the Internet. She has been in the computer industry and in digital forensics for over a decade, working in the past for Google, the US Government, and elsewhere in private sector. When not behind the computer, she can often be found be behind a book or her sewing machine.