FIU News recently sat down with Matt Ruddell—adjunct professor of digital forensics at the College of Engineering & Computing (CEC) and a member of the National Forensic Science Technology Center, a program at FIU that specializes in digital forensic course development and instruction—to learn more about digital forensics, the university’s new Digital Forensics Professional Program and his role at FIU.

Ruddell spent 15 years working for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement in the agency’s crime laboratory, 12 of those years in the digital forensics section. Ruddell has worked more than a thousand criminal investigations, involving everything from homicides to sexual assaults, child exploitation cases and crimes involving fraud and drug trafficking. He helped to develop and implement the advanced techniques presently used by law enforcement experts to extract data from previously deemed inaccessible mobile devices.

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