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APSIPA U.S. Local Chapter will organize a panel discussion on “Dis/Misinformation Analysis and Countermeasures – A Computational Viewpoint” at 7-8:00 am PST, Mar. 7


Mauro Barni got the PhD in informatics and telecommunications in 1995 from the University of Florence. During the last two decades he has been studying the application of image processing techniques to copyright protection and authentication of multimedia, and the possibility of processing encrypted signals without decrypting them. Lately he has been working on theoretical and practical aspects of adversarial signal processing and machine learning.
He is author of about 350 papers with an h-number equal to 64 (scholar google), and holds five patents in the field of digital watermarking and image authentication. He has been the Editor in Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2015-2017). He was the funding editor of the EURASIP Journal on Information Security. He has been serving as associate editor of many journals including several IEEE Transactions. He has been the chairman of the IEEE Information Forensic and Security Technical Committee (2010-11). He was the technical program chair of ICASSP 2014. He was appointed DL of the IEEE SPS for the years 2013-2014. He is the recipient of the Individual Technical Achievement Award of EURASIP (2016). He is a fellow member of the IEEE.

Zhizheng Wu, has been a Research Scientist at Apple Inc. since 2016, prior to which he was a research fellow at University of Edinburgh from 2014 to 2016. He received his Ph.D. from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. During his studies, he joined Microsoft Research Asia (2007 – 2009) and the University of Eastern Finland (2012) as a visiting scientist and received the best paper award at the Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC) 2012. He co-organised the first Automatic Speaker Verification Spoofing and Countermeasures Challenge (ASVspoof 2015) at Interspeech 2015 and the first Voice Conversion Challenge (VCC 2016) as a special session at Interspeech 2016. He delivered a tutorial on “Spoofing and Anti-Spoofing: A Shared View of Speaker Verification, Speech Synthesis and Voice Conversion” at APSIPA ASC 2015. He is the principal architect of the open-source speech synthesis system, Merlin (

Kazutoshi Sasahara, Ph.D., He received his Ph.D. from The University of Tokyo in 2005. He is an Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. His research interest are computational social science and social innovation.


Yuhong Liu, Associate Professor at Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Santa Clara University, received her B.S. and M.S. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2004 and 2007 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree from University of Rhode Island in 2012. She is the recipient of the 2019 Researcher of the Year Award at School of Engineering, Santa Clara University, and the 2013 University of Rhode Island Graduate School Excellence in Doctoral Research Award.
Her research interests focus on trustworthy computing and cyber security of online social media, Internet-of-things and Blockchain. She has published over 70 papers on prestigious journals and peer reviewed conferences. She has contributed as an organizing committee member for over 10 international conferences and a TPC member for over 20 conferences. She is actively contributing to professional societies including IEEE and Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA). She is currently serving as an IEEE Computer Society Distinguish Visitor (2022-2023), the IEEE Computer Society Member & Geographic Activities (MGA) Board Vice Chair for STC, and the Chair of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Meeting Request Committee. She is also a member of the Multimedia Security and Forensics (MSF) TC for APSIPA, and an APSIPA Distinguished Lecturer (2021-2022). (

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