Talks @ LASIGE: Anderson Rocha

Title: Artificial Intelligence and Digital Forensics: a much-needed alliance

Speaker: Anderson Rocha (Unicamp, Brazil)
When: Tuesday, June 21, 16h15
Where: FCUL, room 6.3.27

Abstract: In this talk, we will discuss a panoramic view of digital forensics in the last 10 years and how it needed to evolve from basic computer vision and simple natural language processing techniques to powerful AI-driven methods to deal with the signs of the new age. We will discuss tampering detection and its evolution, fact-checking, and authorship analysis as well as recent advances in self-supervised learning to deal with large-scale search in some forensics problems.

Bio: Anderson Rocha is a full professor of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Forensics at the Institute of Computing, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil. He is the Director of the Artificial Intelligence Lab.,, and also the Director of the Institute for the 2019-2023 term. He has actively worked as an associate editor of important international journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (TIFS), Elsevier Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCI), and IEEE Signal Processing Letters (SPL), and the IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine. He is an elected affiliate member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences (ABC) and the Brazilian Academy of Forensic Sciences (ABC). He is a two-term elected member of the IEEE Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee (IFS-TC) and its chair for the 2019-2020 term. He is a Microsoft Research and a Google Research Faculty Fellow, important academic recognitions bestowed to researchers by Microsoft Research and Google, respectively. In addition, in 2016, he has been awarded the Tan Chin Tuan (TCT) Fellowship, a recognition promoted by the Tan Chin Tuan Foundation in Singapore. Finally, he is ranked Top-2% among the most influential scientists worldwide, according to recent studies from and Standford/PlosOne.