Clark School Researchers Receive IEEE Award
Four Clark School researchers have received a 2005 Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
"Anti-Collusion Fingerprinting for Multimedia" is one of the first works on the topic in the literature. It introduced several pioneering concepts and has been followed by many colleagues in both academia and industry worldwide. The paper was written by Assistant Professor Min Wu (ECE/UMIACS), an affiliate of the Institute for Systems Research (ISR); Professor K.J. Ray Liu (ECE/ISR); University of Maryland alumnus Wade Trappe; and former postdoctoral researcher Z. Jane Wang.
Trappe earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland in 2002 and is now an assistant professor at Rutgers University. Wang did postdoctoral research with ECE and ISR from 2002-2004 and is now an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
Previously, the quartet was awarded the European Association for Signal, Speech and Image Processing's (EURASIP) Journal on Applied Signal Processing Best Paper Award for 2004 for a paper titled "Group-Oriented Fingerprinting for Multimedia Forensics."
The SPS Best Paper Award honors the authors of a paper of exceptional merit published in the past three years in a transaction related to signal processing. The criteria are general quality, originality, subject matter, and timeliness. The award will be presented at ICASSP 2006.
A related Research Brief about the work in digital fingerprinting is available from ISR at http://www.isr.umd.edu/ISR/research/researchbriefs/Wu_Digital_Fingerprinting.pdf.
January 12, 2006