Digital Forensic Lab


Lab Name and Affiliation

Digital Forensic Lab

The University of Warwick, UK

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Chang-Tsun Li received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering from Chung-Cheng Institute of Technology (CCIT), National Defense University, Taiwan, in 1987, the M.S. degree in computer science from U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, USA, in 1992, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Warwick, UK, in 1998. He was an associate professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering at CCIT during 1998-2002 and a visiting professor of the Department of Computer Science at U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in the second half of 2001. He is currently a professor of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, UK. He was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics (2009 - 2013) and is currently Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal of Image and Video Processing (JIVP), Associate Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Biometrics and Bioinformatics (IJBB) and Associate of Editor of Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS). He is also the coordinator of the international joint project entitled Digital Image and Video Forensics funded through the Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) from June 2010 to may 2014.

Lab Introduction

The Digital Forensics Laboratory is interested in the use of computational methods in solving forensic problems and cybercrime. Our research encompasses Personalisation, Data Mining, Ensemble Modelling, Machine Learning, Case Based Reasoning, Text Mining, Embedded/Real-time Systems in Distributed Systems, Mobile/Ad-hoc/Sensor Network, Event Sequencing, Pattern Recognition, Digital Watermarking, Steganography and Steganalysis, Image Analysis, Bioinformatics, Computer Vision, Source Device Identification, Social and Criminal Network Inference, Digital Forensics Readiness. We have been quite successful in attracting external research funding from industry, EU and national funders such as EPSRC, Technology Strategy Board (TSB), the Nuffield Foundation and the Royal Society. Our work has involved inter-disciplinary collaborations with academics and industrial partners from UK and abroad. Our recent collaborators include the University of Sassari (Italy), the University of Massachusetts Amherst (USA), the University of Cagliari (Italy), Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy), University of Adelaide (Australia), Curtin University of Technology (Australia), Northerneast University (China), Hunan University (China), Nankai University (China), EURECOM (France), Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (Switzerland), Technische Universiteit Delft (The Nethelands), Bogazici University (Turkey), Centre For Science, Society and Citizenship (Italy), Warwick Law School (UK), Department of Psychology (Warwick Univeristy), Forensic Pathways Ltd (UK), XLAB d.o.o. (Slovenia)Netherlands Forensic Institute, Ministry of Justice, West Midlands Police(UK), Servizio Polizia Postale e delle Comunicazioni (Italy), Procura della Repubblica di Genova (Italy), Thales Communications SA (France).

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