Position: Assistant Professor
PhD Degree: Information and Communication Technology, ICT Doctoral School, University of Trento, 2005.
M.S. Degree: Mathematics, University of Trento, 2002.
Address: via Sommarive 5, 38123 Trento, Italy
Bio: Giulia Boato was born in Rovereto (Trento) in 1979. In 2002 she received the M.Sc. degree in Mathematics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Trento. In 2005 she obtained the Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies, working in the Multimedial Signal Processing and Understanding Lab on innovative methodologies for secure multimedia communications using Birkhoff polynomial interpolation. Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Engineerig and Computer Science (DISI) of the University of Trento (Italy) and professor of the courses Digital signal processing and Data hiding within the M.Sc. Degree in Telecommunications Engineering. From 2008 to 2011 she has been coordinating the Multimedial Signal Processing and Understanding Lab. She was in the Project staff of some past projects (DIPLODOC, AIDER, GRID.IT, PERSEO) and on-going projects (EU projects: SAFESPOT, FP7 FET-IP LIVINGKNOWLEDGE, FP7 IP GLOCAL, FP7 CA ETERNALS). She is co-chair of the International Workshop Living Web: making diversity a true asset (Washington DC, October 2009) within the International Semantic Web Conference 2009 and of the workshop on Event-based Media Integration and Processing co-located with ACM Multimedia conference 2013. She is in the Technical Program Committee of the International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) and of the International Conference on Communications (ICC); and Local Arrangements Chair of the International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks 2005 and of the International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval 2011. She is reviewer for many international journals, e.g., IEEE Transaction on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transaction on Signal Porcessing, IEEE Transaction on Multimedia, IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. In 2006 she was visiting researcher at the Signal Theory and Communications Department of the University of Vigo (Spain). Since 2006 she has been collaborating with the Signal Processing Department of the Tampere University of Technology (Finland), in particular with prof. Karen Egiazarian. Since 2009 she has been working with prof. Hany Farid of the Dartmouth College (USA) on digital image and video forensics techniques, co-advising a Ph.D. thesis. In 2012 she was visiting researcher at the Multimedia Information Retrieval Lab of the University of Delft (the Netherlands). Her research interests are focused on image and signal processing, with particular attention to multimedia data protection, data hiding and image forensics, but also intelligent multidmensional data management and analysis. On these topics she is active in the european prjects coordinated by DISI: in LIVINGKNOWLEDGE for the development of image forensics methods supporting opinion mining on the web, in GLOCAL for the desing of multimedia annotation and retrieval systems based on the concept of event.
International Journal of Multimedia Information Retrieval, pp. 1-15, 2014, ISSN: 2192-6611.
Difference expansion and prediction for high bit-rate reversible data hiding Journal Article
Journal of Electronic Imaging, 21 (3), pp. 033013–1, 2012.
A commutative digital image watermarking and encryption method in the tree structured Haar transform domain Journal Article
Signal Processing: Image Communication, 26 (1), pp. 1–12, 2011.
Analysis of sensor fingerprint for source camera identification Journal Article
Electronics letters, 47 (25), pp. 1366–1367, 2011.
Event-based media organization and indexing Journal Article
Infocommunications Journal, 3 (3), pp. 9–18, 2011.
Teaching Multimedia Data Protection Through an International Online Competition Journal Article
Education, IEEE Transactions on, 54 (3), pp. 381–386, 2011.
How digital forensics may help assessing the perceptual impact of image formation and manipulation Journal Article
Proc. Fifth Int. Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics for Consumer Electronics--VPQM, 2010 , 2010.
Object trajectory analysis in video indexing and retrieval applications Journal Article
Video Search and Mining, pp. 3–32, 2010.
Image diversity analysis: Context, opinion and bias Journal Article
Joint Watermarking and Encryption of Color Images in the Fibonacci-Haar Domain Journal Article
EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, 2009 , 2009.
Multiple description coding using data hiding and regions of interest for broadcasting applications Journal Article
International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting, 2009 , 2009.
Data hiding tools for multiple description video coding Journal Article
Electronics Letters, 45 (2), pp. 98–99, 2009.
Glocal multimedia retrieval Journal Article
RAISE - A Raw Images Dataset for Digital Image Forensics Inproceedings
ACM Multimedia Systems conference (to appear), 2015.
Video forensics based on expression dynamics Inproceedings
IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, 2014.
Multiple JPEG compression detection by means of Benford Fourier coefficients Inproceedings
IEEE Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, pp. 1706-1711, 2014.
A Crowdsourced Data Set of Edited Images Online Inproceedings
International ACM Workshop on Crowdsourcing for Multimedia, 2014.
A Benford-Fourier JPEG compression detector Inproceedings
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, pp. 5322-5326, 2014.
Physiologically-based detection of computer generated faces in video Inproceedings
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2014.
Transportation-theoretic image counterforensics to first significant digit histogram forensics Inproceedings
IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, pp. 2699-2703, 2014.
Assessing the Impact of Image Manipulation and Image Context on Users' Perceptions of Deception Inproceedings
IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, pp. Accepted, 2014.
JPEG compression anti-forensics based of First Significant Digit distribution Inproceedings
IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, pp. 500-505, 2013.
Diversification of visual media retrieval results using saliency detection Inproceedings
IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, 2013.
Improved image copyright protection scheme exploiting visual cryptography in wavelet domain Inproceedings
IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, pp. 865504–865504, International Society for Optics and Photonics 2013.
Counter-forensics of median filtering Inproceedings
IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, pp. 260–265, 2013.
Jointly exploiting visual and non-visual information for event-related social media retrieval Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 3rd ACM conference on International conference on multimedia retrieval, pp. 159–166, ACM 2013.
Salient object detection using scene layout estimation Inproceedings
Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP), 2013 IEEE 15th International Workshop on, pp. 390–395, IEEE 2013.
IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, International Society for Optics and Photonics 2013.
Content-based synchronization for multiple photos galleries Inproceedings
Image Processing (ICIP), 2012 19th IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1945–1948, IEEE 2012.
Discovering inherent event taxonomies from social media collections Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval, pp. 48, ACM 2012.
Discrimination Between Computer Generated and Natural Human Faces Based on Asymmetry Information Inproceedings
EURASIP European Signal Processing Conference, pp. 1234–1238, 2012.
Identify computer generated characters by analysing facial expressions variation Inproceedings
IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, pp. 252–257 BEST PAPER AWARD, 2012.
Saliency detection as a support for image forensics Inproceedings
IEEE International Symposium on Communications Control and Signal Processing, pp. 1–5, 2012.
Supervised models for multimodal image retrieval based on visual, semantic and geographic information Inproceedings
Content-Based Multimedia Indexing (CBMI), 2012 10th International Workshop on, pp. 1–5, IEEE 2012.
The Watershed-based Social Events Detection Method with Support from External Data Sources. Inproceedings
A segment-based image saliency detection Inproceedings
Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2011 IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1217–1220, IEEE 2011.
Catch the mark: Teaching data hiding by gaming Inproceedings
EUROCON-International Conference on Computer as a Tool (EUROCON), 2011 IEEE, pp. 1–4, IEEE 2011.
Emotion based classification of natural images Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 2011 international workshop on DETecting and Exploiting Cultural diversiTy on the social web, pp. 17–22, ACM 2011.
Performance comparison of denoising filters for source camera identification Inproceedings
IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, pp. 788007–788007, International Society for Optics and Photonics 2011.
Detecting photo manipulation on signs and billboards Inproceedings
Image Processing (ICIP), 2010 17th IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1741–1744, IEEE 2010.
Exploiting DCT masking effect to improve the perceptual quality of data hiding Inproceedings
IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, pp. 75320F–75320F, International Society for Optics and Photonics 2010.
Image and collateral text in support of auto-annotation and sentiment analysis Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 2010 Workshop on Graph-based Methods for Natural Language Processing, pp. 88–92, Association for Computational Linguistics 2010.
Impact of contrast modification on human feeling: an objective and subjective assessment Inproceedings
Image Processing (ICIP), 2010 17th IEEE International Conference on, pp. 1757–1760, IEEE 2010.
Near lossless reversible data hiding based on adaptive prediction. Inproceedings
ICIP, pp. 2585–2588, 2010.
Reversible watermarking using prediction and difference expansion Inproceedings
Visual Information Processing (EUVIP), 2010 2nd European Workshop on, pp. 71–76, IEEE 2010.
Reversible watermarking via histogram shifting and least square optimization Inproceedings
Proceedings of the 12th ACM workshop on Multimedia and security, pp. 147–152, ACM 2010.
Comparison of watermarking algorithms via a GA-based benchmarking tool Inproceedings
Image Processing (ICIP), 2009 16th IEEE International Conference on, pp. 4229–4232, IEEE 2009.
Hand tracking and trajectory analysis for physical rehabilitation Inproceedings
Multimedia Signal Processing, 2009. MMSP'09. IEEE International Workshop on, pp. 1–6, IEEE 2009.
High capacity reversible data hiding based on histogram shifting and non-local means Inproceedings
Local and Non-Local Approximation in Image Processing, 2009. LNLA 2009. International Workshop on, pp. 130–136, IEEE 2009.
Robustness and security assessment of image watermarking techniques by a stochastic approach Inproceedings
IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging, pp. 72450Z–72450Z, International Society for Optics and Photonics 2009.