Data Science and Fake News


In this one-day course we will introduce you to the concept of Deep Fake technology and its social impacts across society. The day will include some hands-on exercises.

Videos where faces and voices have been swapped/edited are known as Deep Fake. Deep Fake primarily uses two type of technologies, namely artificial intelligence and data processing to fabricate images and sounds in order for the digital content appear to be real. This technology allows one to change face and hair style, gender, age and other attributes using a simple application that can be downloaded on a Smartphone or a PC.

Please note: You are advised to bring your own laptop for participation in the practical elements of this course.

Programme details


Introduction to Data Science and Fake News
Dr Sepi Chakaveh

Tea/coffee break

Application of AI to Fake News
Dr Sepi Chakaveh and Dr Selvakumar Ramachandran

Lunch break

Implementation of your first Deep Fake Application
Dr Sepi Chakaveh and Dr Selvakumar Ramachandran

Tea/coffee break

Implementation of your first Deep Fake Application (continued)
Dr Sepi Chakaveh and Dr Selvakumar Ramachandran

Course disperses


Description Costs
Tuition fee (includes tea/coffee) £105.00
Baguette £6.10


If you are in receipt of a UK state benefit or are a full-time student in the UK you may be eligible for a reduction of 50% of tuition fees.

Concessionary fees for short courses


Dr Sepi Chakaveh


Dr Sepideh Chakaveh is a Departmental Lecturer in Data Science and Course Director for the Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in IT System Analysis and Design (ADITSAD). Sepi has a BSc in Electronic Engineering and a PhD in Experimental Astrophysics and Space Sciences from the University of Kent.

She has extensive experience as a Senior Scientist/Academic working both in the UK and Germany, including Imperial College London, Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, University of Göttingen, Fraunhofer Society and the University of Southampton where she was the co-founder and the former Director of Southampton Data Science Academy, the first UK online data science academy.

Dr Selvakumar Ramachandran




Accommodation is not included in the price, but if you wish to stay with us the night before the course, then please contact our Residential Centre.

Accommodation in Rewley House - all bedrooms are modern, comfortably furnished and each room has tea and coffee making facilities, Freeview television, and Free WiFi and private bath or shower rooms.  Please contact our Residential Centre on +44 (0) 1865 270362 or email for details of availability and discounted prices.