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Wael Abd-Almageed

Research associate professor, Viterbi School Of Engineering, University of Southern California

Dr. AbdAlmageed is a Research Associate Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a research Team Leader and Supervising Computer Scientist 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 70 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.


  • –present
    Research Team Lead and Senior Scientist, University of Southern California