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Dr. Raymond J. Hsieh


  • B.A.: Forensic Science, Central Police University-Taiwan
  • M.S.: Information Technology, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D.: Informatics: Information Communication Technology & Computer Mediated Communication, State University of New York at Buffalo


Dr. Hsieh joined Cal U in 2005. He teaches courses on Cyber Crime Investigation, Cyber Criminology, Computer Forensics, Criminal Investigation, Introduction of Forensics, Crime Scene Imaging and several courses related to law enforcement. He also provides a forensic pro bono service to local law enforcement agencies.

Dr. Hsieh earned his Ph.D. in Informatics (Information Communication Technology) from SUNY-Buffalo.  His M.S. is in Information Technology: Forensic Digital Imaging from Rochester Institute of Technology, New York, and his B.S. in Forensic Science from Central Police University in Taiwan, from which world-renowned forensic scientist Dr. Henry Lee also graduated.

In addition to Cal U and SUNY-Buffalo, he has also held academic positions at Taiwan Central Police University and Taiwan Provincial Police College.  Dr. Hsieh's employment history isn't strictly academic; it also highlights a career with the Criminal Investigation Bureau in Taiwan. With the Bureau, he served as a forensic expert and police officer, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel. As an intern, he worked in the National Forensic Laboratory in Chicago, Dr. Henry Lee Forensics Institute.

Dr. Hsieh provides consultations and instruction on computer forensics and forensic video analysis to local and international organizations and police departments. He provided his forensics consultation and lectured at the  Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), Taiwan, and the Kaohsiung Metropolitan Police Department. He also has provided services to the Washington Country, Pa., District Attorney's Office; City of Pittsburgh Police Department; and other police departments in western Pennsylvania.

Dr. Hsieh not only presented in several professional conferences, but he is also involved the international forensic community. He has chaired the Workshop of Computer Forensics of IEEE international annual Conference on ISI (Intelligence and Security Informatics) since 2008 and has co-chaired forensic conferences in China and Taiwan. He has been a technical program committee member of the International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing; International Conference on Forensic Applications and Techniques in Telecommunications Information; and Pacific Asia Workshop on Intelligence and Security Informatics. 

He was invited Grand Awards Judge for Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (for category of Computer Science/Computational Science, Computer Graphics).

Dr. Hsieh serves as the academic advisor for Criminal Justice students, and Forensic Science and Criminal Justice student clubs.

Certifications and Memberships

Dr. Hsieh was certified as Computer Forensic Examiner. He also holds numerous professional forensic certifications, including: Computer Forensic, Forensics Video Analysis, Multimedia; Blood Patterns analysis, Forensic Audio and Video Signal Processing & analysis and Criminal Investigation.


Dr. Hsieh has published two books and one chapter book. One is for “Cognitive Mapping & Comparison- an Example of online legal Polices “by VDM Publishing, Beau-Bassin Mauritius, Germany (ISBN: 978-3-639-13448-3), and the second is for “Intelligence and Security Informatics “by Springer Berlin Heidelberg, Germany (ISBN-10: 3-540-69136-7). His book chapter of Forensic Technology by Hampton Press, USA (ISBN: 978-1-61289-080-7).

His professional affiliations include membership in: the IAI (International Association for Identification); the CIS (Canadian Identification Society); HTCIA (International High Technology Crime Investigation Association) , LEVA (Law Enforcement & Emergency Services Video Association) and ASIS (International Advanced Security Worldwide).

Dr. Hsieh has been appointed as an Editorial Reviewer for Seven International Computer Forensics Journals:
the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics; The Journal of Network and Computer Application (JNCA); The Journal of Communication and Computer (Print ISBN:1548-7709); The Journal of Information Science; The Journal of Decision Support Systems; IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (J-SAC) Special Issue on Advances in Digital Forensics for Communications and Networking; The Journal of Advances in Multimedia by Engineering Index.

Research Interests

  • Online Security and Privacy Policy
  • Cognitive Analysis and Comparison by Multidimensional Scaling and Perceptual Mapping
  • Computer Forensics
  • Digital Image Authentication System
  • Forensic Video Analysis, Cyber Security and Privacy.

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Justice, Law & Society

Academic Program(s)

  • B.S. Justice Studies
  • M.A. Social Science in Applied Criminology

Contact Information



Azorsky Hall 119