Hany Farid, a Dartmouth professor whose work on image analysis and digital forensics has been the subject of plenty of well-deserved media reports over the years (including several from me, some as recently as last June), has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.
Dartmouth Now has a nice summary of his accomplishments, so I’ll do the internet-y thing and copy it:
Farid is being recognized for his research in image analysis and digital forensics, a field he pioneered at Dartmouth. He has developed mathematical and computational techniques to determine whether images, videos, or audio recordings have been altered. A noteworthy application was Farid’s forensic analysis that demonstrated the authenticity of the controversial photograph of Lee Harvey Oswald holding the alleged assassination rifle. Farid also helped develop a system to find and remove online images pertaining to child exploitation, and is developing a new system to scrub the Internet of extremist-related content.