Hany Farid's research focuses on digital forensics, image analysis, and human perception. We are living in an exciting digital age where nearly every aspect of our lives are being affected by breakthroughs in technology. At the same time, these breakthroughs have given rise to complex ethical, legal, and technological questions. Many of these issues arise from the inherent malleability of digital media that allows it to be so easily altered, and from the speed and ease with which material can be distributed across the Web. To this end, Farid's lab has pioneered a new field of study termed digital forensics whose goal is the development of computational and mathematical algorithms for authenticating digital media.
Farid received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Rochester in 1989, his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Following a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, he joined the faculty at Dartmouth College in 1999 where he remained until 2019. He is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.