The University of Surrey Department of Computing's Watermarking and Multimedia Security research group receives a boost to its work this month with a visit from Professor Yun Qing Shi of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology. The visit is being sponsored by the Royal Society, and will help enhance the awareness of digital watermarking research in the UK.
Professor Shi will be visiting the Department from 30 July through to 19 August. During his visit, he will provide three tutorials on 'Fragile and Semi-fragile Reversible Data Hiding', 'Steganography and Steganalysis', and 'Digital Forensics', each key areas in multimedia security that the Watermarking and Multimedia Security group at Surrey are actively engaged in researching.
Professor Shi is a leading researcher in the field of multimedia security, contributing in the region of 200 authored and co-authored papers in top ranking conferences and journals, 18 patents and 1 book. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The Watermarking and Multimedia Security group was established early in 2006, combining expertise from coding theory and cryptography, formal methods, and image processing and data hiding. Led by Professor Anthony T S Ho, the group is currently investigating binary, halftone and video watermarking, and error control coding. Professor Ho won the IET Engineering in Innovation Award 2006 for Security, for research and commercialisation of digital watermarking, with DataMark Technologies.
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