Public lecture | Seeing is Believing? Media Integrity in a Post-Truth World Event as iCalendar

25 March 2019


Venue: Lecture theatre SLT1

Location: Ground floor, Building 303, 38 Princes Street, City Campus

Host: School of Computer Science

Cost: Free. All welcome

Professor Nasir Memon, Hood Fellow, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Hood Fellow, Professor Nasir Memon, from NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Speaker | Professor Nasir Memon, Hood Fellow, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

The emergence of “fake news” along with sophisticated techniques using machine learning to create realistic looking media such as Deep Fakes, has led to a resurgent interest in digital media forensics.

In this talk, Professor Nasir Memon will broadly discuss how media has traditionally been generated and detected. He will then look at new approaches using machine learning for creating media that are leading us to a world where images and video cannot be believed any more as they can evade traditional detection techniques.

Professor Memon will end by discussing approaches that are being developed to return integrity and trust in digital media.

About the speaker

Nasir Memon is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at NYU Tandon School of Engineering.

He is one of the founding members of the Center for Cyber Security (CCS), a collaborative initiative of multiple schools within NYU including. He is the founder of CSAW (the largest student-run cybersecurity event in the world), and the Offensive Security, Incident Response and Internet Security Laboratory (OSIRIS) lab at NYU Tandon.

His research interests include digital forensics, biometrics, data compression, network security, and human behaviour. Memon earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mathematics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India.

He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Nebraska. Professor Memon has published over 250 articles in journals and conference proceedings and holds a dozen patents in image compression and security.

He has won several awards including the Jacobs Excellence in Education award and several best paper awards. He has been on the editorial boards of several journals and was the Editor-In-Chief of Transactions on Information Security and Forensics. He is an IEEE Fellow and an SPIE fellow.