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Can you believe your eyes? Given the wide availability of powerful image editing software, people have become increasingly suspicious of photographic evidence, whether it comes in the form of a humorous snapshot forwarded via social media or images from a security camera presented in a court of law. Fourandsix Technologies, Inc. is dedicated to the nascent field of image forensics—the analysis of digital images to determine their origin, editing history, and authenticity, or to reveal latent details that might be hard to discover with the naked eye. Our mission is to provide the tools that allow our customers to find the truth contained within every image.

Our company was founded by the leading experts in the ways that image editing software is used and the ways it can be detected. The result is a high level of practical expertise that we are applying to the very real issues in our photo-saturated culture.

Thursday
May262011

Kevin Connor, President

As a 15-year veteran of the team that builds Photoshop-branded products at Adobe, most recently as V.P. of Product Management, Kevin has a deep understanding and appreciation for both the past of digital imaging and its future. Having guided the development and expansion of Photoshop since before digital cameras were commonplace, he knows exactly what is possible with imaging technology, and how it can be applied both positively and negatively. Kevin holds a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and has more than 20 years of experience in the computer software industry.

Thursday
May262011

Hany Farid, PhD, Chief Technology Officer

At the close of the last decade, Hany’s pioneering research established that it was possible to detect in images traces of tampering that were imperceptible to the human eye, leading the NOVA science program to refer to him as the “father” of digital image forensics. Since then, Hany has continued to advance the state of the art in digital forensics while lending his expertise to law enforcement, the courts, and the media. 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. He was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT for two years.  Since 1999, Hany has served on the faculty at Dartmouth College as a Professor of Computer Science. Hany has published over 100 technical papers in the fields of digital forensics, image processingcomputer vision, and human perception, and is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, a Sloan Fellowship and a Guggenheim Fellowship.