Dr. Boris Škorić is assistant professor in the Embedded Security (SEC) group at the dept. of mathematics and computer science of the Eindhoven University of Technology. The SEC group and the Coding & Crypto group together form the Eindhoven Institute for the Protection of Systems and Information (EIPSI). EIPSI has a permanent staff of 11 security and cryptography experts. Škorić obtained a PhD in theoretical physics in 1999 at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. From 1999 to 2008 he was a researcher at Philips, where his work led to more than 40 patent applications. In 2007 he received NXP's Invention of the Year silver award. In 2008 Škorić joined TU Eindhoven as assistant professor. Škorić has worked on security since 2003, making contributions to a broad range of topics including PUFs, biometrics privacy, randomness extraction, traitor tracing codes, distance bounding, intrusion detection, reputation systems, and unclonable encryption. He is co-author of 25 journal articles, 34 conference papers and 4 book chapters, and is co-editor of one book. He is best known for the invention of Quantum Readout of PUFs [S6]. At Philips Research, Škorić was leader of the "LCPUF" project. He was project leader of CREST (funded by STW) and is currently heading the projects ESPRESSO (funded by NWO) and COWBOIS (funded by STW). He was a member of the project PUFFIN (EU FP7). He is associate editor of the EURASIP Journal on Informaton Security and board member of the WIC, the Benelux society for Information and Communication theory.
Teddy Furon is an INRIA senior researcher in the LinkMedia team. His fields of interest are digital watermarking, passive fingerprinting (a.k.a. traitor tracing), security of Content Based Image Retrieval and more broadly security issues related to multimedia and signal processing. He received the DEA degree (M.Sc.) in digital communication in 1998 and the PhD degree in signal and image processing in 2002, both from Telecom ParisTech. He has worked both in industry (Thomson, Technicolor) and in academia (Univ. Cath. de Louvain, Belgium, and Inria Rennes, France). He has been a consultant for the Hollywood MovieLabs competence center. He was involved in 2 European and 4 national projects. He received the Brittany Best Young Researcher prize in 2006 (6k€). He is the co-author of 60 conference papers, 18 journal articles, 4 book chapters and 9 patents. He has been associate editor for 4 scientific journals (among them IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security). He is co-founder of the startup company LAMARK which protects pictures of independent photographers and photo agencies. Laurent Amsaleg received his PhD in June 1995 from the University of Paris 6, France. He is a CNRS permanent researcher. His research interests include the problems associated with exploring, indexing, searching and accessing very large collections of multimedia material. His focus also includes multimedia privacy and security. Some of his work on high- dimensional indexing gave birth to the company VIDENTIFIER that has now 15 employees. Scalability, dynamicity and durability are three keywords that are very relevant to his topics of interest.
Dr. Slava Voloshynovskiy is associate Professor at the Computer Science Department and head of the SIP Group, University of Geneva. He received his Ph.D in radio engineering in 1996 from the State University “Lvivska polytechnika”, Lviv, Ukraine. He has the necessary expertise in the domains of stochastic image processing (denoising, restoration, compression), advanced imaging techniques, information theory and coding, estimation theory in general and design of robust estimators and sparse coding in imaging systems and machine learning. His recent research covers the theoretical aspects of digital watermarking, multimedia and physical object security based on passive PUFs and privacy-preserving authentication and identification; in addition to 290 articles, this work has resulted in the submission of 12 patents. Regarding the current proposal, he has been working in the area of multimedia security since 1996 and physical object security since 2005. All along this period, the SIP group led by Prof. Voloshynovskiy has established an international reputation in the domain of physical object security. The group has published about 100 publications in this domain and applied for 4 patents (out of 12), 3 of which are granted and licensed to industry. Since its foundation, the activity of the group has been financed by the Swiss Priority Program in Information and Communication Structures (SPP-ICS) project “KryPict”, by the EU Esprit “JEDI-FIRE” (1997- 1999), ”Certimark” (2000-2002), and two EU NoEs ECRYPT, dedicated to information security, and SIMILAR, specialized in multimodal information-theoretic signal processing, ten SNF projects in the domain of security and image processing, NCCR IM2 project, two CTI projects dedicated to physical object security based on natural and hand-made uncloneable features, and by 7 industrial grants. As a consequence, three Swiss spin-offs originate from the SIP group. In 2003, Voloshynovskiy was awarded the SNF Professor Boursier grant (2003-2007) “Blind detection of hidden data” for the investigation of information-theoretic fundamentals of multimedia security.
Behrooz Razeghi received the M.Sc. degrees in:
Electrical Engineering (Communications), Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad, Iran, 2014.
Applied Mathematics (Numerical Analysis), Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, 2017.
Currently, he is a PhD student at the Computer Sciences with the Stochastic Information Processing (SIP) Group, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Geneva.