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|Title: ||Methodologies in Digital Watermarking: Robust and Reversible Watermarking Techniques for Authentication, Security and Privacy Protection|
|Authors: ||Guo, Xin Cindy|
|Advisor: ||Hatzinakos, Dimitrios|
|Department: ||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Keywords: ||Digital Watermarking|
|Issue Date: ||24-Feb-2009|
|Abstract: ||The advances in recording, editing and broadcasting multimedia content in digital form motivate the protection of digital information against illegal use, manipulation and distribution. This thesis work focuses on one aspect of digital rights management (DRM), namely digital watermarking. Specifically, we study its use in copy protection, tamper detection and information hiding.
We introduce three application-specific digital watermarking techniques. The first two algorithms, based on embedding film grain like noise and signal dependent watermarks, respectively, are designed for authentication applications. The advantage is that they are able to detect malicious tampering while being robust against content-preserving processes such as compression, filtering and additive noise. The third method, a reversible watermarking technique, is designed so that sensitive personal information can be embedded in medical images. Simulation results show that our proposed method outperforms other approaches in the available literature in terms of image quality and computational complexity.|
|Appears in Collections:||Master|
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