February 2, 2013

Texts & Technology Ph.D. student Mark Pollitt has been active at national and international conferences. On January 29, he presented a paper, “History, Historiography, and the Hermeneutics of the Hard Drive,” at the 9th International Federation of Information Processing, Working Group 11.9 Conference in Orlando.

On February 21, he will present “A Narratological Approach to Digital Forensic Analysis Utilizing Natural Language Toolkit” at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences in Washington, D.C.

During his thirty year career with the Federal government, Pollitt served as military officer in the United States Marine Corps and United States Coast Guard as well as an FBI Special Agent, where he was instrumental in developing the agency’s cybercrime and digital forensics programs. After retirement, he formed his own consulting company and taught as adjunct faculty at several universities. He currently teaches Engineering Technology at Daytona State College in addition to studies in UCF’s Texts & Technology program. His areas of interest are digital forensics, natural language processing and technical communications.

Mark is a graduate of Cornell University, Syracuse University and the Information Resources Management College, National Defense University and has done post-graduate work in forensic science at George Washington University.