Join Dean Rashid Bashir and The Grainger College of Engineering for the inaugural Conversations with Grainger Engineering Faculty event featuring Dr. Gang Wang.
The Conversations with Grainger Engineering Faculty series will bring faculty members to Chicago to share their research and engage in focused discussions with Grainger Engineering constituents during a lunch hour at the Illini Center. For the inaugural event, lunch will be provided.
The first event features Dr. Gang Wang of the Computer Science Department presenting Understanding Deepfake-based Social Engineering: from Users' Perspectives
Deepfake techniques (or broadly, deep generative models) have significantly improved our ability to synthesize media content such as images, videos, audio, and text. However, there is an increasing concern that this ability is also abused by adversaries to generate deceptive content for manipulating public opinions and running social engineering attacks. In this talk, Dr. Wang will discuss his recent collaborative work to investigate this deepfake threat, from users’ perspectives. The goal is to better understand how likely online users would be persuaded by deepfake content in social engineering scenarios and whether and how users’ behaviors change when they are made aware of this threat. They are also exploring what defenses can help to prevent or mitigate harms from deepfake-based attacks.
Registration for this event is requested by October 23. Please follow this link to register.