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Catalin Grigoras

Director of the National Center for Media Forensics Associate Professor
  • College of Arts & Media
  • Music and Entertainment Studies (CAM)


Primary Phone:303-315-7400

Mailing Address:
  • CU Denver

Arts Building

1150 10th Street

Denver, CO 80204

As Associate Professor and Director of the National Center for Media Forensics, Grigoras has the privilege to coordinate the Center’s activity, including education and scientific projects. His research encompasses digital signal processing in forensic multimedia, including digital recording authentication, audio/image analysis, enhancement, and automatic speaker recognition. His research into digital signal processing has resulted in advanced methods to authenticate digital audio/video recordings and semiautomatic systems for forensic speaker recognition.

Grigoras was chairman of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes – Forensic Speech and Audio Analysis Working Group from 2007-2009. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) – Digital and Multimedia Sciences Section; and the Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE) – Audio Committee. He has published numerous forensic audio/video articles and is a co-author of Best Practice Guidelines for ENF Analysis in Forensic Authentication of Digital Evidence (2009). Funding sponsors include Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ).

Areas of Expertise

Media Forensics

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Politehnica University of Bucharest
MS; Electrical Engineering
Ph.D.; Digital Signal Processing

University of Cambridge
Post Ph.D.; Media Forensics


CAM Faculty Excellence for Research



College of Arts & Media

CU Denver

Arts Building

1150 10th Street

Suite 177

Denver, CO 80204


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