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Wael Abd-Almageed, Ph.D.

Research Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Research Director


Ph.D. with Distinction, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of New Mexico, USA
M.S., Department of Control and Computers, Mansoura University, Egypt
Graduate Diploma in Software Engineering, Information Technology Institute, Egypt
B.S., Department of Electronics Engineering, Mansoura University, Egypt


Dr. AbdAlmageed is a Research Associate Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Research Director with Information Sciences Institute, both are units of USC Viterbi School of Engineering. His research interests include representation learning, debiasing and fair representations, multimedia forensics and visual misinformation (including deepfake and image manipulation detection) and biometrics. Prior to joining ISI, Dr. AbdAlmageed was a research scientist with the University of Maryland at College Park, where he lead several research efforts for various NSF, DARPA and IARPA programs. He obtained his Ph.D. with Distinction from the University of New Mexico in 2003 where he was also awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student award. He has two patents and over 80 publications in top computer vision and high performance computing conferences and journals. Dr. AbdAlmageed is the recipient of 2019 USC Information Sciences Institute Achievement Award.

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Full Vita


Outstanding Graduate Student
Ph.D. with Distinction
USC Information Institute Achievement Award, 2019


Research Associate Professor, USC Viterbi Electrical and Computer Engineering
Research Director, USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute