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Distinguished Lecture Series 2016/17 – Prof. Mauro Barni

Prof. Mauro Barni from University of Siena, Italy visited the Department and delivered a Distinguished Lecture on “Adversarial Signal Processing and The Hypothesis Testing Game” on 23 May 2017. In the lecture, Prof. Mauro Barni described some recent results regarding adversarial hypothesis testing and proposed a unifying framework based on game-theory. The lecture was full of constructive interaction and well received.

Mauro Barni received the Electronics Engineering degree from the University of Florence, in 1991, and the Ph.D. degree in informatics and telecommunications in 1995. He has carried out his research activity for over 20 years, first with the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication, University of Florence, and then with the Department of Information Engineering and Mathematics, University of Siena, where he works as Full Professor. During the last two decades, he has been studying the application of image processing techniques to copyright protection and authentication of multimedia, and the possibility of processing signals that have been previously encrypted without decrypting them (digital watermarking, multimedia forensics, and signal processing in the encrypted domain). Lately, he has been working on theoretical and practical aspects of adversarial signal processing. He participated in several national and European research projects on diverse topics, including computer vision, multimedia signal processing, remote sensing, digital watermarking, and IPR protection. He has authored or coauthored about 300 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings, and is the authors of five patents in the field of digital watermarking and image authentication. He has coauthored the book Watermarking Systems Engineering: Enabling Digital Assets Security and Other Applications (Dekker Inc., 2004). He was the Funding Editor of the EURASIP Journal on Information Security. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION FORENSICS AND SECURITY. He was the Chairman of the IEEE Information Forensic and Security Technical Committee from 2010 to 2011 and the Technical Program co-Chair of ICASSP 2014. He was appointed as a DL of the IEEE SPS from 2013 to 2014. He is a member of EURASIP and a fellow of IEEE. He was the recipient of the 2016 Individual Technical Achievement of EURASIP.


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