I am a researcher at École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, Université Paris-Saclay, Centre Borelli, CNRS, in Gif-sur-Yvette, France.

My main interests currently are multimedia forensics, machine learning, image and video processing, and computer vision.

Most notably, I invented the concept of Positional Learning, a technique to reveal, mimic and analyse underlying frequency components in images. This technique is seeing great uses in forensics, for forgery detection and AI-generated image detection.

Some of my image forensics methods are being used in the InVID-WeVerify verification plugin for fact-checkers, called by the Poynter Institute (home of the International Fact-Checking Network) “One of the most powerful tools for spotting misinformation online”.

I am heavily invested in the IPOL (Image Processing On Line) journal and demo system for open science and reproducible research. In particular, I have been the main organizer of the IPOL MLBriefs workshop and hackhathon since its creation, in April 2022. Three editions have already taken place, and the fourth edition will take place in late May, 2023. Come and meet us!

Since 2022, I am also involved in the coordination and development of the BrevetAI platform, to offer a learning-by-doing training on artificial intelligence and disseminate knowledge about AI to the public. This platform is being developed as part of the SaclAI-School training program of the Université Paris-Saclay, piloted by the DATAIA institute.

You can contact me at firstname.lastname@ens-paris-saclay.fr (My first name is Quentin, my last name is Bammey).

Positional Learning

Positional Learning

I invented POsitional LeARning (Polar), a novel training scheme for CNNs that implicitly reveals underlying spatial or spectral information and can highlight its inconsistencies. Positional learning has already been applied successfully to AI-generated image detection, and mosaic inconsistency detection, for image forensics.

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