An expert in digital data forensics and information assurance, Yun Q. Shi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at NJIT, will number among 30 New Jersey inventors from eight companies and universities to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards on Nov. 4. Hosted by the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the ceremony and reception will take place at the Liberty Science Center.
The honor recognizes outstanding work from New Jersey scientists and their respective organizations by highlighting the most exceptional efforts. Shi invented a method of robust reversible data hiding (known as steganography) which allows the original digital cover image to be recovered without any distortion once the hidden data has been extracted from the cover medium.
This technology, which earlier this year received four patents has promising applications in digital forensics, intellectual property security and the transmission of medical images. Other NJIT researchers working on this project were Zhicheng Ni, PhD, an NJIT alum who received his doctorate in 2005, and NJIT Professor Nirwan Ansari.
In 2009, Shi cracked the code that enabled researchers around the world to detect tampering with electronic images. "Using our program, we could usually inspect a photograph on a computer screen and know that someone has changed it," he said. "We still cannot say, nor can anyone else, where in the media the image has been changed. But we will get there."
"System and Method of Steganalysis," developed by Shi and his collaborator Guorong Xuan received a U.S. patent in 2009. The research had already been licensed. Since 2003, Shi has received 13 U.S. patents in this area including the new ones this year. For more information about the newest patents, please visit: http://www.njit.edu/news/2010/2010-291.php
Yet more patents from him are coming. A prolific researcher, Shi awaits receiving awards
|Contact: Sheryl Weinstein|
New Jersey Institute of Technology