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Jessica J. Fridrich

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Background

Jessica Fridrich’s main research areas are steganography, the science (and art) of message hiding, and the forensics of digital multimedia. Professor Fridrich is viewed by her peers as a “superstar” and the world’s foremost authority in the field of steganography. In 2009, in addition to her many research papers, she published “Steganography in Digital Media: Principles, Algorithms, and Applications,” (Cambridge University Press) which has rapidly become the seminal graduate textbook in steganography. In the area of forensics, she has developed a now patented method for “finger printing” digital photos so that photos can be reliably linked with a camera. Her method is the only one that has been officially approved (it has passed the Daubert Challenge) for use as evidence in forensics cases in a court of law. In total, Fridrich’s research has resulted in over 150 refereed publications, with over 16,000 citations, and seven patents, all of which have been successfully commercialized.

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Education

  • PhD, Binghamton University

Research Interests

  • Steganography and steganalysis of digital images
  • Digital forensics
  • Signal estimation and detection
  • Machine learning

Awards

  • 2006-2007 Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities
  • 2002 Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Inventor