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Wael Abd-Almageed

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Research Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


  • Doctoral Degree, Computer vision and machine learning


Dr. AbdAlmageed is a Research Associate Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Research Director at the Information Sciences Institute, both are units of USC Viterbi School of Engineering. From 2004 to 2013, he was a research scientist with the University of Maryland at College Park. He obtained his B.S. in electrical engineering in 1994 and his M.S. in computer engineering in 1997; both from Mansoura University in Egypt. He also obtained a graduate software engineering diploma in 1997 from the Information Technology Institute in Egypt via a scholarship granted to distinguished graduates from Egyptian universities. In 2003, he obtained his Ph.D., with Distinction, in computer engineering from the University of New Mexico, where he was also awarded the Outstanding Graduate Student award. His research interests include representation learning, debiasing and fair representations, multimedia forensics and visual misinformation identification (such as deepfake and image manipulation detection) and face recognition and biometric anti-spoofing. Dr. AbdAlmageed has been leading several multi-institution research efforts including DARPA’s MediFor, GARD and LwLL and IARPA’s Janus, Odin and BRIAR. He has over 90 publications in top computer vision, machine learning and biometrics conferences and journals, including CVPR, NeurIPS, ICCV, ECCV, ACMMM, PAMI, TBIOM and ICB. Dr. AbdAlmageed is the recipient of 2019 USC Information Sciences Institute Achievement Award.

My name can be expressed by /waŹ”ill/ using the International Phonetic Alphabet


  • 2019 USC Information Sciences Institute Achievement Award
  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering - Systems

  • ISI 675
  • Information Science Institute
  • 4676 Admiralty Way Marina Del Rey Ca 90292

Contact Information
  • (310) 448-8332
  • wamageed@isi.edu


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