Here at MISL, we conduct research that provides information verification and security in scenarios when an information source cannot be trusted.
The majority of our research is in digital multimedia forensics. Digital multimedia forensics involves the developing mathematical techniques to identify multimedia forgeries such as falsified images and videos. This research is particularly important because widely available editing software enables multimedia forgers to create perceptually realistic forgeries. We also perform research on anti-forensic operations designed to fool forensic techniques. By studying anti-forensics, researchers can identify and address weaknesses in existing forensic techniques as well as develop techniques capable of identifying the use of anti-forensics.