CEP Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid, World’s Foremost Authority on Hashing Technology, Honored by National Academy of Inventors

Chair of Dartmouth College Department of Computer Science Named NAI Fellow

(New York, NY)  — The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) today congratulated Senior Advisor Dr. Hany Farid on being named a fellow by the prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI). 

Dr. Farid, who serves as a senior advisor to CEP, is being honored for his innovative research in image analysis and digital forensics, a field which he pioneered. For the last year, Dr. Farid has worked with CEP to develop eGLYPH, a new robust hashing technology capable of identifying and quickly removing the most horrific and violent extremist images, video, and audio from the Internet and social media platforms. Dr. Farid previously developed the technology, in use today, that prevents images of child exploitation from being uploaded and shared online.

“Dr. Farid is truly a transformational figure and a person whose vision, drive, and integrity have made the world a safer and better place,” said CEP CEO Ambassador Mark D. Wallace. “We are all incredibly proud and fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from Dr. Farid and we congratulate him on this very deserving and high honor.”

The NAI is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 to recognize and encourage inventors with patents issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, enhance the visibility of academic technology and innovation, encourage the disclosure of intellectual property, educate and mentor innovative students, and translate the inventions of its members to benefit society.

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