HKU-SCF FinTech Academy is pleased to announce that our face-to-face workshop titled “Financial crime and digital forensics” will be held on October 22, 2023 (Sun) on HKU’s main campus.

Date/Time:  October 22 2023 (Sun), 10:00 – 6:00 pm

Venue: (CBC) Theater C, LG1/F, Chow Yei Ching Building, HKU (MTR HKU Station, Exit A2)

Mode:  Face-to-face

Target participants: General public

Registration: Required

Abstract of the seminar

DFRWS is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to bringing together everyone with a legitimate interest in digital forensics to address the emerging challenges of our field. DFRWS organizes digital forensic conferences, challenges and international collaboration to help drive the direction of research and development.

DFRWS conferences provide a friendly atmosphere to share research papers, practitioner presentations and works in progress. Every gathering includes technical workshops, demos, panels, and other “breakout sessions” covering various issues related to digital forensics.


Dr KP Chow, Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong


Mr Bob Zeidman, President and founder, Zeidman Consulting

Bob Zeidman is the creator of the field of software forensics, having developed the algorithms, technology, and procedures. Software forensics is the science of analyzing software source code or binary code to determine whether intellectual property infringement or theft occurred. Bob has trained over fifty experts worldwide in his tools and techniques, which have been used in over one hundred cases worldwide. He has been a consultant and testifying expert on over 260 cases involving billions of dollars of intellectual property. He is the president and founder of Zeidman Consulting that provides engineering consulting to law firms regarding intellectual property disputes. He is also the president and founder of Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering Corporation, the leading provider of software intellectual property analysis tools. He is the author of “The Software IP Detective’s Handbook: Measurement, Comparison, and Infringement Detection.” Bob has 29 issued patents, three awards from the IEEE, and two bachelor’s degrees, in physics and electrical engineering, from Cornell University and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Prof Matthew Sorell, CTO and Director, Digital Forensic Sciences Australia Pty Ltd

Prof Matthew Sorell is CTO and Director of Digital Forensic Sciences Australia Pty Ltd, based in Adelaide, South Australia. He has been with the University of Adelaide since 1998 and was appointed Adjunct Professor of Digital Forensic Science at the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, in 2018. In 2019 he was appointed scientific advisor to the EU In 2021 he was appointed Honorary Consul of Estonia in Adelaide. In 2023 he is general chair of DFRWS-APAC. Dr Sorell is a Court-recognized subject matter expert in Australia in mobile network records, health and geolocation data, wearable devices and multimedia provenance and authentication.


Prof Kwok Yan Lam, Professor, Nanyang Technological University

Professor Lam is the Associate Vice President (Strategy and Partnerships) and Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. He is concurrently serving as Executive Director of the National Centre for Research in Digital Trust (DTC), Director of the Strategic Centre for Research in Privacy-Preserving Technologies and Systems (SCRIPTS), and Director of NTU’s SPIRIT Smart Nation Research Centre. From August 2020 TO August 2023, Professor Lam also served as a Consultant to the INTERPOL. In 2012, he co-founded Soda Pte Ltd which won the Most Innovative Start Up Award at the RSA 2015 Conference. Prof Lam received his B.Sc. (First Class Honours) from the University of London in 1987 and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 1990. Professor Lam has been an active Cybersecurity researcher since 1980s. His research interests include Distributed and Intelligent Systems, Multivariate Analysis for Behavior Analytics, Cyber-Physical System Security, Distributed Protocols for Blockchain, Biometric Cryptography, Quantum Computing, Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Privacy-Preserving Techniques. In 2020, he authored a Technical Report on the “Application of Quantum Computers for Law Enforcement and Security Communications” for a Singapore Government ministry. Prof Lam is the recipient of the 2022 Singapore Cybersecurity Hall of Fame Award.

Mr Lester Ip, Police Officer, Hong Kong Police Force

Chief Inspector Lester Ip has over 10 years’ experience in cybercrime investigation, cyber security advisory and IT training.  Lester is the project-in-charge of the CyberDefender Campaign, and actively promotes digital literacy across different sectors in the community.

Mr Tony Tse, Police Officer, Hong Kong Police Force

TSE Tsz-fung, Tony is the officer in charge of the MLEC Secretariat and one of the key lecturers of the MLEC course. He is a Bachelor Degree holder of Mathematics with Economics (Loughborough University,2009).He started his career as a financial consultant in the banking sector and joined the Hong Kong Police Force in 2010.For substantial portion, Tony has worked in Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB)and Financial Intelligence and Investigation Bureau(FllB) specializing in the investigation, policy drafting and risk assessment work of fraud, money laundering (ML)and terrorist financing (TF)activities.

Dr Manoranjan Mohanty, Senior Lecturer, Center for Forensic Science, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia

Manoranjan is a senior lecturer in the Center for Forensic Science, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia.  His research interest is in digital forensic science and cybersecurity, with a current focus on source camera attribution, child-explicit content detection, privacy-aware forensics, and AI for forensics.  Manoranjan received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore, Singapore in 2014. After that, he spent a year as an ERCIM Alain Bensoussan research fellow at SICS Swedish ICT, Sweden, and two years as a research fellow at New York University. Before joining UTS, he was a lecturer in digital security at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Manoranjan is working as the Workshop Chair and Academic Outreach Chair for DFRWS APAC 2023.

Prof Daryl Pfeif, Founding Member, Digital Forensics Solutions

Daryl Pfeif is the Founding Partner of Digital Forensics Solutions ( and CEO of Digital Security Associates ( Since 2004, she has been actively engaged in digital forensics and cyber security, supervising forensic and data breach investigations, security audits and analysis, training, research and software development. Daryl is also a founding Board Member and the COO of, a volunteer-driven non-profit organization that coordinates international knowledge sharing and collaborative activities for leaders in education, government, and industry to address emerging challenges and to advance the science in DFIR research and practice. Daryl’s most recent endeavor is the Cyber Sleuth Science Lab, ( an initiative founded in 2016 to introduce DFIR in High School and to empower young women and other underrepresented youth to pursue careers in DFIR and related fields.

Kai Fat Frank Chow, Head of Cyber Security and HKCERT, Hong Kong Productivity Council

Frank Chow has over 20 years of experience in Financial and Service Provider industries spanning across cyber security, technology risk management, IT governance, and business continuity. Frank was awarded the Hong Kong Cyber Security Professionals Awards, ISC2 Asia Pacific Information Security Leadership Awards and BCI Asia Business Continuity Awards in recognition of his commitment in the cyber security and business continuity industries.


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Oct 22 2023


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