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Assistant Professor Thomas E. Kadri has received a $180,487 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund his research project on digital evidence and constitutional privacy rights. The project, “A Socio-Technical Framework for Handling Digital Evidence with Security and Privacy Assurances,” will involve interdisciplinary collaboration between Kadri and a team of computer scientists at Augusta University School of Computer and Cyber Sciences. NSF’s Designing Accountable Software Systems (DASS) program solicits foundational research aimed towards a deeper understanding of the relationship between software systems and the complex social and legal contexts within which they operate. Kadri will conduct research into relevant legal frameworks, specifically focusing on whether technology can ensure that warrants to search digital devices comport with First and Fourth Amendment privacy rights.