Untangling Forensic Truths

Jason Gilder, '07 Ph.D. Computer Science and Engineering

Jason GilderJason Gilder, Ph.D. is a Systems Engineer at Forensic Bioinformatics, Inc.  He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering in 2001, a Master's degree in Computer Science in 2003, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering in 2007 (all from Wright State University). 

The entirety of his graduate research work was in the field of forensic DNA analysis.  Gilder is the first full-time employee of Forensic Bioinformatics and he is the primary author of the Genophiler® automated DNA software analysis system.  He has used Genophiler® to analyze the electronic data in more than 700 DNA cases over the past seven years and has provided expert testimony and lectures frequently at CLE seminars. 

Gilder continues to perform research in the areas of forensic DNA interpretation and population genetics.  He also continues to develop new software tools (such as GenoStat®) and has published multiple scholarly papers and authored a chapter in Wiley's Encyclopedia of Forensic Science.

Gilder also has been involved in the review of the following cases: Washington D.C. Beltway sniper, the Jaidyn Leskie Coroner's Inquest in Australia, the Omagh IRA bombing in Northern Ireland, and the Deventer murder case in The Netherlands.  In addition, he works closely with the Innocence Project and has been involved with exoneration cases, including most recently Paul House in May 2009.