ELEC 320 Guest Lecture, Fall 2006

We will have a guest lecture by Professor Charles Boncelet on Friday, September 1, 2006 at 10:00 AM in BRKI 065.

Title: Steganography and Steganalysis and the Internet


Professor Charles Boncelet
Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Unviersity of Delaware

Web page: http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~boncelet/
Email: boncelet@udel.edu


Steganography is the craft of hiding messages in otherwise ordinary data. Steganalysis is the attempt to detect hidden messages. For instance, it has been speculated that terrorists might use steganography to communicate with hidden cells. It is, therefore, important to develop methods to detect hidden messages. In this talk, we discuss some of the history of steganography (from ancient Greece to now) and focus on modern steganography using digital images. We also discuss some recent research into steganalysis.


Charles G. Boncelet, Jr. received the B.S. degree in applied and engineering physics from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1980 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Princeton University, Princeton NJ, in 1981 and 1984, respectively. Since 1984, he has been with the University of Delaware, Newark, where he currently holds a joint appointment as a Professor in the Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer & Information Sciences. He has held visiting faculty positions at The University of Michigan, the Tampere University of Technology, Tampere, Finland, and the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, Australia.

His research interests lie in the areas of signal and image processing, information security, lossy and lossless compression, and general computer science. Over the years, his research has been funded by NSF, DARPA, the Army Research Laboratory, the CIA, and various industrial companies. Dr. Boncelet is a member of the SIAM and ASEE.