Aiming at developing a system for the military that would detect doctored images and videos and determine specifically how they were manipulated, the DARPA MediFor project is an international collaboration among University of Notre Dame, New York University, University of Southern California, University of Siena in Italy, Politecnico di Milano in Italy, and University of Campinas, in Brazil. The goal is to come up with an “end-to-end” system capable of handling millions of videos and images in an automated fashion.
This is a 4-year program funded by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and by the US Air Force Research Lab. (AFRL). Prof. Anderson Rocha, from RECOD, is part of the program and a co-principal investigator of the project, along with professors Walter Scheirer, Kevin W. Bowyer, and Patrick J. Flynn from the University of Notre Dame; C.-C. Jay Kuo from the University of Southern California; Paolo Bestagini and Stefano Tubaro at Politecnico di Milano in Italy; Mauro Barni at the University of Siena in Italy; and Nasir Memon at the New York University.
According to Edward Delp, Purdue’s Charles William Harrison Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, “This team has some of the most senior and skilled people out there in the field, some of whom helped to create the area of media forensics”.
- October 17, 2016: Does my eye deceive me? Not with these digital forensics tools
- August 29, 2016 edition of ACM TechNews
- Purdue professor helps military detect doctored pictures, videos
- November 21-27, 2016: Esforço antifalsificação. Jornal da Unicamp. (in Portuguese)