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Post Doc - DARPA Semafor Research Program in Misinformation and Disinformation
Location: Syracuse, New York
Internal Number: 92941
Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications seeks to hire a Post Doc to assist in the research agenda for the DARPA Semafor research program in misinformation and disinformation research. The post doc would work to research and generate falsified multi-modal media data sets for use in the development of AI/ML analytics capable of detection, attribution, and characterization of various forms of falsified media. The manipulated modalities being investigated include text, images, video, and audio formats for both traditional news formats as well as social media and other emerging digital platforms. Proficiency in image, audio and video manipulation is required and experience in the areas of technical propaganda, deepfakes and puppeteering is preferred but not required. The position is a two-year appointment.
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