Georgia Tech CSE Assistant Professor Srijan Kumar

Combating Deep Fakes and Supercharged Scammers

Srijan Kumar fights fire with fire. As criminals weaponize AI to defraud and victimize people with misinformation, malware, and other online threats, Kumar and his research colleagues develop and deploy advanced AI-powered cybersecurity and privacy tools to thwart online bad actors.

Kumar is an assistant professor in the School of Computational Science and Engineering. In episode two of Tech Talks, a series produced by Georgia Tech Research, Kumar shares his perspective on this trend with show host Breon Martin during the three-minute and 38-second video interview. He also offers tips on how people can protect themselves from evolving online threats.

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“What’s changed with AI is that fraudsters, scammers, spammers, and other bad actors can do personalized attacks and personalized deception at a speed and scale that was not imaginable before,” said Kumar.

Kumar earned a National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2023, which supports his ongoing efforts to detect and counter misinformation on social media platforms.