JONATHAN COHEN/BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY Binghamton University professor Jessica Fridrich of Electrical and Computer Engineering, photographed, Tuesday, May 22, 2007.

Abstract: Steganography: the past 10 years

In my talk, I will contrast the state of the art in 2005 and today highlighting the main achievements in the field, including information-theoretical analysis, scaling laws, quantitative steganalysis, coding, content-adaptive steganography, rich media models, optimal detectors derived using hypothesis testing, game-theoretical formulation, and algorithms aimed at large scale deployment of steganalysis in the real world. I will also look back and identify the main bottlenecks and areas where we are likely to see major breakthroughs in the next ten years.


Jessica Fridrich holds the position of Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Binghamton University (SUNY). She has received her PhD in Systems Science from Binghamton University in 1995 and MS in Applied Mathematics from Czech Technical University in Prague in 1987. Her main interests are in steganography, steganalysis, digital watermarking, and digital image forensic. Dr. Fridrich’s research work has been generously supported by the US Air Force and AFOSR. Since 1995, she received 20 research grants totaling over $9 mil for projects on data embedding, digital forensics, and steganalysis that lead to more than 160 papers and 7 US patents. Dr. Fridrich is IEEE Fellow and a member of ACM.