Featured Faculty Member

Hany Farid


Hany Farid joined the I School and the EECS Department as a professor in July 2019. He is also a member in the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Lab, and Center for Innovation in Vision and Optics.

Farid is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and a Fellow of the IEEE and National Academy of Inventors. He is also the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Fourandsix Technologies and a Senior Adviser to the Counter Extremism Project. Prior to joining the I School he was the Albert Bradley 1915 Third Century Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth.

Farid is renowned for his expertise in digital image forensics and is often consulted to weigh in on “deepfake” videos, or AI-synthesized content.

He is the author of numerous papers, books, and opinion editorials. He will teach two introductory courses at the I School in the Fall of 2019, in Programming and Computation and Data Structures and Analytics.


B.S. Applied Mathematics and Computer Science; M.S. Computer Science; Ph.D. Computer Science.

Research Interests

Digital Forensics, Image Analysis, Computer Vision, Human Perception.

Fun Fact: What would your best day look like?

My best day includes riding my road bike through the Berkeley Hills and my beloved Harley Davidson along the coast.

Favorite course you’ve ever taken or taught:

I love teaching introductory courses particularly freshmen and first-year graduate students. These early courses establish the critical foundation upon which all future courses are built and so I feel a particularly strong sense of responsibility and reward when teaching these courses.


Last updated:

January 16, 2020