MCF Summer Seminar - Speaker biographies

Speakers at the MCF Seminar

Dr Victoria Baines is a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University, where her research interests include online safety policy, the future of cybercrime and security rhetoric. She has previously held visiting fellowships at Oxford, and lectured on Stanford’s Trust & Safety Engineering course.

Her background is in law enforcement, firstly in Surrey Police, then as principal analyst at CEOP, and at Europol EC3, where she was responsible for the EU’s analysis of OCSEA. From 2013 to 2017, she worked in Facebook’s law enforcement liaison team.

Victoria authors the Council of Europe’s baseline mapping of national responses to OCSEA, and is Senior Advisor to Disrupting Harm, a joint project of Interpol, ECPAT and UNICEF to assess the threat from and response to OCSEA in 14 countries. She serves on the Advisory Board of INHOPE and is a Trustee of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation.

Hany Farid is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley with a joint appointment in Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and the School of Information. His research focuses on digital forensics, forensic science, misinformation, image analysis, and human perception. He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from the University of Rochester in 1989, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. Following a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT, he joined the faculty at Dartmouth College in 1999 where he remained until 2019. He is the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Mallory Knodel is an author and the Chief Technology Officer at the Center for Democracy and Technology in Washington DC. She chairs the Human Rights Protocol Considerations research group of the Internet Research Task Force and is an expert advisor on cybersecurity to the 33 democratic government members of the Freedom Online Coalition.

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