Status: Ongoing, Funded by: DARPA
Host: University of Notre Dame

The Semantic Forensics research project (SemaFor) is an endeavor funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), whose goal is to leverage forensic tools to perform the detection of the existence, atribution of the authorship, and characterization of the intention of manipulated digital media.

Working together with the Universities of Purdue, Siena, Campinas (Unicamp), Naples Federico II, and the Politécnico di Milano, our team leads the development of solutions to the problem of digital document analysis (such as scientific papers, news articles, patents, grants, etc.). By combining ideas from the topics of image retrieval, digital image forensics, natural language processing, and deep learning, we aim at proposing multimodal methods to spot semantic inconsistencies within the content of documents.

Research Team

  • Prof. Walter Scheirer (PI)
  • Prof. Anderson Rocha (PI)
  • Prof. Kevin Bowyer (PI)
  • Prof. Tim Weninger (PI)
  • Prof. Daniel Moreira (PI)
  • William Theisen (PhD Student)
  • Trenton Ford (PhD Student)
  • Rosaura VidalMata (PhD Student)
  • Priscila Saboia (PhD Student)
  • João P. Cardenuto (PhD Student)
Daniel Moreira
Daniel Moreira
Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Computer scientist with interests in (but not limited to) Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Media Forensics, and Biometrics.