Dr. Raahat Devender Singh

Designation:

Visiting Assistant Professor (Contr)

Specialization:

Digital Visual Media Forensics, Digital Evidence Authentication and Tamper Detection.

Email:

raahat.singh@thapar.edu

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science and Engineering from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India; 2014–2018.
  • Master of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India; 2011–13. 

  • Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from BCET, Punjab Technical University, Punjab, India; 2007–11.

Research Interests:

Current research interests include digital image and video processing, with particular focus on forensic and counter anti–forensic analysis and interpretation of image and video evidence, digital content authentication, integrity verification, tamper detection in digital images and videos, and image and video steganography and steganalysis.

Publications: Research Papers

  • Raahat Devender Singh and Naveen Aggarwal, “Detection and Localization of Copy–Paste Forgeries in Digital Videos”, Forensic Science International, Elsevier, Vol. 281, pp. 75–91, December 2017. ISSN: 0379–0738. SCI IF: 2.269. [Online] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii /S0379073817304309. 

  • Raahat Devender Singh and Naveen Aggarwal, “Optical Flow and Prediction Residual Based Hybrid Forensic System for Inter–Frame Tampering Detection”, Journal of Circuits, Systems and Computers, World Scientific, Vol. 26, No. 7, July 2017. ISSN: 0218–1266 (Print), 1793–6454 (Online). SCI IF: 0.967. [Online] http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142 /S0218126617501079. 

  • Raahat Devender Singh and Naveen Aggarwal, “Detection and Upscale–Crop and Splicing for Digital Video Authentication”, Digital Investigation, Elsevier, Vol. 21, pp. 31–52, June 2017. ISSN: 1742–2876. SCI IF: 2.275 [Online] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii /S1742287617300105.
  • Raahat Devender Singh and Naveen Aggarwal, “Video Content Authentication Techniques: A Comprehensive Survey”, Multimedia Systems, Springer, pp. 1–30, February 2017. ISSN: 0942–4962 (Print), 1432–1882 (Online). SCI IF: 2.132. [Online] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00530 -017-0538-9. 

  • Raahat Devender Singh and Naveen Aggarwal, “Detection of Re–compression, Transcoding and Frame–deletion for Digital Video Authentication”, IEEE Xplore Digital Library, April 2016. ISBN: 978–1–4673–8253–3 (Electronic), 978–1–4673–8251–9 (CD–ROM), 978–1–4673–8252–6 (DVD). [Online] http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7453337/.

  • Raahat Devender Singh and Naveen Aggarwal, “Novel Research in the Field of Shot Boundary Detection – A Survey”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Springer, pp. 457–469, January 2015. ISSN: 2194–5357. [Online] https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-11218-3_41. 


Publications: Research Articles and Book Chapters

  • Raahat Devender Singh, “Digital Visual Media Forensics”, in Cryptographic and Information Security Approaches for Images and Videos, S. Ramakrishnan, Ed., Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, December 3, 2018. [Online] https://www.routledge.com/Cryptographic-and-Information-Security-Approaches-for-Images-and-Videos/ Ramakrishnan/p/book/9781138563841.
  • Raahat Devender Singh, “The Rise and Rise of Fake Videos”, Medium, November 17, 2018. [Online] https://medium.com/@raahat3/the-rise-and-rise-of-fake-videos-baffa8321384.
  • Raahat Devender Singh, “Digital Visual Media Forensics: Has That Evidence Been Manipulated?”, Forensic Magazine, Advantage Business Media, June 6, 2018. [Online] https://www.forensicmag.com/article/2018/06/ digital-visual-media-forensics-hasevidence-been-manipulated?
  • Raahat Devender Singh, “The Race to Regain Credibility in an Era of Doctored Videos and Distorted Realities”, Medium, May 17, 2018. [Online] https://medium.com/@raahat3/the-race-to-reg ain-credibility-in-an-era-of-doctored-videos-and-distorted -realities-54603fdf13d0.
  • Raahat Devender Singh, “Digital Visual Media Forensics and The Theory of Evidence”, Forensic Magazine, Advantage Business Media, March 7, 2018.
 [Online] https://www.forensicmag.com/article/2018/03/ digital-visual-media-forensics-and-theory-evidence.
  • Raahat Devender Singh, “The Art and Science of Digital Visual Media Forensics”, Journal of Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences, Herald Scholarly Open Access, Vol. 3, January 2018. [Online] http://www.heraldopenaccess.us/fulltext/Forensi c-Legal-&-Investigative-Sciences/The-Art-and-Science-of-Digital-Visual-Media-Forensics.pdf.
  • Raahat Devender Singh, “Digital Video Forensics: Uncovering The Truth In a World Of Distorted Realities”, eForensics Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 6, June 2017 (part of an online video forensics course of the same name). [Online] https://eforensicsmag.com/course/digital-video-forensics/. 

  • Raahat Devender Singh and Naveen Aggarwal, “On the Role of Dempster–Shafer Theory of Evidence in Digital Visual Media Forensics”, eForensics Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 3, March 2017. [Online] https://eforensicsmag.com/download/archaeolo gy-live-response/. 

  • Raahat Devender Singh and Naveen Aggarwal, “The Science of Discerning the Real from the Fake”, Forensic Magazine, Advantage Business Media, December 2016.
 [Online] https://www.forensicmag.com/article/2016/12/ science-discerning-real-fake. 


Conference Presentations

  • “Novel Research in the Field of Shot Boundary Detection – A Survey”, presented during the 3rd International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics in September of 2104 at GCET, Greater Noida, India.
  • “Digital Signatures, Watermarks, and Fingerprints as Forgery detection Tools: Limitations and Issues”, presented during the 1st International Conference on Futuristic Trends in Computational Analysis and Knowledge Management in February of 2015 at Amity University, Greater Noida, India. 

  • “Detection of Re–compression, Transcoding and Frame–deletion for Digital Video Authentication”, presented during the 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Engineering and Computational Sciences in December of 2015 at UIET, PU, Chandigarh, India. 


Publications as Co-Author

  • Staffy Kingra, Naveen Aggarwal, and Raahat Devender Singh, “Video Inter–frame Forgery Detection: A Survey”, Indian Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 9, No. 44, November 2016. ISSN: 0974–6846 (Print), 0974–5645 (Online). IC IF: 5.07. [Online] http://www.indjst.org/index.php/indjst/article/ view/105142. 

  • Staffy Kingra, Naveen Aggarwal, and Raahat Devender Singh, “Inter–frame Forgery Detection for Surveillance and Mobile Recorded Videos”, International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2017. ISSN: 2088–8708. SNIP: 1.144. [Online] http://iaesjournal.com/online//index.php/IJECE/ article/view/13056. 

  • Staffy Kingra, Naveen Aggarwal, and Raahat Devender Singh, “Inter–frame Forgery Detection Using Motion and Brightness Gradients”, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer, pp. 1–20, May 2017. ISSN: 1380–7501 (Print), 1573–7721 (Online). SCI IF: 2.1. [Online] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11042 -017-4762-2. 


Other Academic Activities

Online Courses: Three comprehensive online video forensic courses, titled “Digital Video Forensics: Uncovering the Truth in a World Of Distorted Realities” “Digital Visual Media Forensics: Lessons in Anti–Forensics & Counter Anti–Forensics”, and “Introduction to Fusion–Based Digital Visual Media Forensics”, developed and taught in association with eForensics Magazine, a division of Hakin9 Media, based in Warsaw, Poland. The courses are taken by participants from around the globe having a broad array of educational backgrounds, ranging from diploma holders to bachelor and master students (in both computer science and non–computer science related streams), and from forensic analysts with years of industry experience to general enthusiasts with no specific technical knowledge.

Review Work: Active reviewer for major publication houses, including IEEE Access, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Journal of Forensic Science and Criminology, Taylor and Francis, KSII Transactions, Elsevier Journal of Visual Language and Computing, Journal of Computational Methods in Science and Engineering, and Herald Journal of Forensic, Legal & Investigative Sciences.

Awards and Other Achievements

  • Research Appreciation Award, Panjab University Award and Degree Ceremony, May 2018.
  • First Prize for oral presentation on the topic “Digital Video Forensics: Discerning the Real from the Fake”, 11th Chandigarh Science Congress (CHASCON), Panjab University, Chandigarh, March 2017.
  • Interviews by India Science Wire, Forensic Focus, and the Hindu in 2017, in regards to one of my papers (titled Detection and Localization of Copy–Paste Forgeries in Digital Videos).

Interviews available at:

  • https://www.forensicfocus.com/News/article/sid=3039/
  • http://vigyanprasar.gov.in/isw/video_forgeries_story.html
  • https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/new-techniques-developed-to-check-video-forgeries/article 9968569.ece
  • https://www.firstpost.com/tech/news-analysis/scientists-develop-new-techniques-to-check-for-video-forgeries-4221341.html