Fay Wolfe’s lecture will introduce the field of digital forensics.
“Digital forensics is the science of acquiring digital evidence through e-mail, hard drives, images, etc.,” said Fay Wolfe.
Fay Wolfe is the founder and director of URI’s Digital Forensics Program, which is one of the first such programs at a major university in the country. He has received more than $8 million in federal grants and been published more than 100 times during his career.
In 2006, Fay Wolfe and his team at the Digital Forensics Center received a $600,000 grant to fight child pornography and steganography from the National Institute of Justice, a branch of the U.S. Department of Justice. Steganography is a technique that can hide messages in innocent looking digital documents such as photographs.
Fay Wolfe has a doctorate and master of science degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University in Massachusetts.