Job Description

This work is part of a new national collaborative project in France ANR ASTRID Guerre Cognitive, proposed by EURECOM specialized in computer vision and IRCAM specialized in audio, entitled: “Fight against deepfakes of French personalities”.

Recent challenges have shown that it is extremely difficult to develop universal detectors for deepfake videos - such as the deepfakes used to forge a person's identity. When the detectors are exposed to videos generated by a new algorithm, i.e. unseen during the training phase, the performance remains limited. For the video part, the algorithms check frames one by one, without considering facial dynamics. This is a major weakness of deepfake video generators. The present project aims at implementing and training customized deepfake detection algorithms on individuals for which many real and fake audio-video sequences are available and/or can be created. Based on state-of-the-art audio and video algorithms, the thesis will focus on considering the temporal evolution of audio-visual signals and their synchronization in the generation and detection of deepfakes. The objective is to demonstrate that by using audio and video simultaneously and focusing on a specific person during training and detection, it is possible to design efficient detectors even against unseen generators.

• Education Level / Degree : phd
• Field / specialty: Image processing / Computer Vision / Artificial Intelligence

The application must include:
• Detailed curriculum,
• Name and address of 2 references.
Applications should be submitted by e-mail to with the reference : DS/JLD/deepfake2/022023

EURECOM is a major Engineering School and a Research Center in digital sciences founded in 1991 as a consortium in the international technology park of Sophia Antipolis. The IMT is a founding member of the GIE. Teaching and research activities are organized around 3 promising fields: digital security, communication systems and Data Science.
EURECOM has a staff of 150 (researchers and support teams) and welcomes 400 international students on the Campus Sophia Tech, the largest information science and technology campus of the region. EURECOM enjoys a privileged geographical environment on the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur), between sea and mountains, at the heart of a dynamic and multidisciplinary ecosystem that promotes high-level scientific and technological innovation.

Job Information

jean-luc DUGELAY
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450 Route Des Colles, 06410 Biot, France
Closing Date
June 1, 2023