Within the System and Network Engineering program
of the UvA there is a special track devoted to Forensics.
As society becomes more and more intertwined
with the use of computers, so does crime, and so does the
job of law enforcement. The field of forensic intelligence
tries to cope with this development by doing research on new
techniques to solve crimes and to solve new types of crime.
Starting off from the course program shared by the two tracks, you
follow two track specific course namely
Cybercrime and Forensics where you learn how to
acquire data from ICT
infrastructures for investigative purposes in a forensically
sound manner and Visual Analytics where you learn how to
build systems supporting investigators in search of relevant clues by
showing overviews and summaries of the large amounts of data, and
by providing interactive search methods to quickly find relevant information.
You end the track program with a master thesis on a track specific
Forensic experts play a role in various businesses and organizations.
Clearly the Netherlands Forensics Institute, the police and
intelligence agencies are places
where students in the forensic track can continue their career. Next
to that there are many companies developing systems for the judicial
field. Finally, banks, insurance companies, and all other large
organizations increasingly have to deal with the consequence of (Cyber)crime.