Benedetta Tondi received the master degree (cum laude) in Electronics and Communications Engineering at the University of Siena in 2012
and her PhD degree in Information Engineering and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Siena in 2016, with a thesis on the Theoretical Foundations of Adversarial Detection and Applications to Multimedia Forensics, in the area of Multimedia Security.
She is currently Research Associate at the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena. She has been assistant for the course of Information Theory and Coding and Multimedia Security. She is a member of the Visual Information Processing and Protection (VIPP) Group led by Prof. Mauro Barni. She is part of the IEEE Young Professionals and IEEE Signal Processing Society, and a member of the National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications (CNIT). From January 2019, she is also a member of the Information Forensics and Security (IFS) Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
Her research interest focuses on the application of Information-Theoretic methods and Game theory concepts to Forensics and Counter-Forensics analysis and more in general to Multimedia Security, and on Adversarial Signal Processing. Recently, she is working on Machine Learning and Deep Learning applications for Digital Forensics and Counter-Forensics, and on the security of Machine Learning techniques.
From October 2014 to February 2015 she has been a visiting student at the University of Vigo at the Signal Processing in Communications Group (GPSC), working on the study of techniques to reveal attacks in Watermarking Systems. Her stay was funded by a Spanish National Project on Multimedia Security.
She is currently involved in the American DARPA MediFor project, Media Forensics Integrity Analysis programme, 2016-2020, in the research project “Research on JPEG image forensics and anti-forensics via deep learning under adversarial conditions” (general Program: 2019.01—2022.12) founded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), grant number 61872244 and in the PRIN project PREserving Media trustworthiness in the artificial Intelligence ERa (PREMIER) from 2020.
She has been designated reviewer on the technical program committee for several editions of the IEEE GlobalSIP-Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (IEEE ICME), and the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (IEEE ICIP).
She has been member of the Technical Program Committee of the International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (IEEE ICME) 2015,
the International Carnahan Conference on Security Technologies (ICCST) 2017, the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO) 2018, the International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP) 2019 and the Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (IEEE WIFS) 2019, and designated reviewer on the Technical Program Committee for several editions of the IEEE GlobalSIP-Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (IEEE ICME), and the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (IEEE ICIP).
She has been Area Chair (Information Forensics Area) of IEEE ICIP 2019 and ICASSP 2020.
She was co-organizer of the Special Session on "Adversarial Multimedia Forensics" at the Eurasip EUSIPCO 2018 and "Artificial Intelligence for Multimedia Security Applications" at the IEEE ICIP 2019.
She was member of the Organizing Committee of IEEE WIFS 2019.
She is recipient of the Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) 2014, the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) 2015 and at the The Ninth International Conferences on Advances in Multimedia (MMEDIA) 2017. She is winner of the 2017 GTTI PhD Award for the best PhD Theses defended at an Italian University in the areas of Communications Technologies (Signal Processing, Digital Communications, Networking).
She has been guest Editor of the Special Issue on "Dependable Deep Learning for Security-Oriented Applications" in the EURASIP Journal of Information and Security and of the Special Issue on "Information-Theoretic Methods for Deep Learning Based Data Acquisition, Analysis and Security" in the Entropy MDPI journal.
She is Associate Editor of the EURASIP Journal on Information Security and the IET Information Security.
From January 2019, she is Elected Member of the Information Forensics and Security (IFS) Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.