i-sense Deputy Director, Ingemar Cox has been awarded the prestigious IEEE Signal Processing Society's 2015 SPS Sustained Impact Paper Award.
The paper, by Ingemar Cox, Joe Kilian, F. Thomson Leighton, and Talal Shamoon entitled "Secure Spread Spectrum Watermarking for Multimedia" was published in the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing in December 1997. It presents an algorithm for watermarking images, and a methodology for digital watermarking that may be applied to audio, video, and multimedia data. Such watermarks are typically used for a variety of digital rights management purposes.
The IEEE Signal Processing Society's Sustained Impact Paper Award honours the author(s) of a journal article of "broad interest that has had sustained impact over many years on a subject related to the Society's technical scope". The award will be presented at the ICASSP 2016 conference in Shanghai, China in March 2016.
Ingemar leads i-sense's Flagship 2 project to develop early warning sensing systems for influenza, developing the tools to mine web platforms such as Google and Twitter for symptoms of flu-like illnesses and creating a health dashboard to visualise and monitor flu outbreaks.