Sviatoslav Voloshynovskiy

Associate Professor
   Sviatoslav Voloshynovskiy
   CUI - University of Geneva
    7, rte de Drize, Battelle - Bat. A
   1227 Geneva                                            
   +41 (22) 379 01 58 
   +41 (22) 379 02 50
   +41 (22) 379 02 23 

Watermarking page Radar Imaging page Image Processing
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Current projects

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  • SNF Professorship project: Stochastic detection of hidden data.
  • SNF project: Information-theoretic document authentication and self-recovering based on didgita data-hiding.

Former projects
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    • Applied stochastic image processing (ASIM) (in collaboration with Prof. P. Vandergheynst, EPFL, Switzerland);
    • Brain-machine interfacses (BMI).
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  • SNF project Generalized stochastic image modeling for image denoising, restoration and compression (2002-2003)
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  • CERTIMARK: EU project on Certification of watermarking techniques (2000-2002)
  • CRADA: industrial project with Digital Copyright Technologies (DCT) (2000-2001)

Recent professional services (2003-2008)
  • Electronic Imaging 2008, Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents X, San Jose, USA, January, 2008 (program committee)
  • The 9th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing SIP2008, Kailua-Kona, USA, August 18-20, 2006 (program committee)
  • 15th European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO 2007, Poznan, Poland, September 2007, (technical program committee)
  • ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop 2007, Dallas, USA, September, 2007 (program committee)
  • International Workshop on Digital Watermarking IWDW2007, Guangzhou, China, November  2007 (program committee)
  • Electronic Imaging 2007, Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents IX, San Jose, USA, January, 2007 (program committee)
  • ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop 2006, Geneva, Switzerland, September, 2006 (general chair)
  • Electronic Imaging 2006, Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VIII, San Jose, USA, January, 2006 (program committee)
  • International Workshop on Digital Watermarking IWDW2006, Seoul, Korea, October 30 -November 1, 2006 (program committee)
  • IEEE International Conference on Image Processing ICIP2006, Atlanta, USA, October 8-11, 2006 (technical program committee)
  • The 8th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing SIP2006, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, August 14-16, 2006 (program committee)
  • ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop 2005, New York, USA, August, 2005 (program committee)
  • Workshop on Content Representation, Classification and Security MRCS2006, Istanbul, Turkey, December, 2006 (program committee and special chair co-chairman)
  • 13th European Signal Processing Conference EUSIPCO2005, Antalya, Turkey, September 4-8, 2005 (co-chairman of special session on Security of Data-Hiding and Watermarking)
  • International Workshop on Digital Watermarking IWDW2005, Siena, Italy, September 15-17, 2005 (program committee)
  • The 7th IASTED International Conference on Signal and Image Processing SIP2005, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, August 15-17, 2005 (program committee)
  • IEEE International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing MMSP2004, Siena, Italy, September 29- October 1, 2004 (program committee)
  • International Workshop on Digital Watermarking IWDW2004, Seoul, Korea, October 30- November 1, 2004 (program committee)
  • ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop 2004, Magdeburg, Germany, September 20-21, 2004 (program committee)
  • Electronic Imaging 2004, Multimedia security and watermarking VI, Santa Clara, USA, January, 2004 (organizer and chairman of special session on Security and Protecton of Printed Documents) 
  • IEEE International Conference Multimedia and Expo ICME2003, Baltimore, USA,(technical program committee)
  • The 6th International conference on Telecommunications in Modern Satellite, Cable and Broadcasting Services, Nis, Serbia and Montenegro, October 1-3, 2003, (chairman of special session on Telecommunication Networks)
  • Electronic Imaging 2003, Multimedia security and watermarking V, Santa Clara, USA,  January, 2003,  (chairman of session)
Editorial duties:
University of Geneva (current classes)
State University "Lvivska polytechnika" (former given classes)
  • Radio Engineering Systems
  • Statistical Radio Engineering 
  • Digital Signal Processing 
  • Theory of Signals
  • Pattern Recognition Systems.
PhD students supervision
Current PhD students Former PhD students
  • 1988-1993 : Student, Lviv Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine), Radio Engineer Degree with honour. Topic of Diploma "Elaboration and Computer Simulation of Radar Object Recognition Method"; 
  • 1993-1995 : researcher, Lviv Research Radio Engineering Institute (Ukraine): I worked on signal and image analysis problems for object detection, tracking and recognition in radar and radiometry applications, antenna design and inverse problems; 
  • 1993-1996 : PhD student, State University "Lvivska polytechnika" (Ukraine), Faculty of Radio Engineering. Topic of PhD "Radiometry imaging system with adaptive-parametric signal processing" (Prof. Z. Grytskiv and Dr. I.Pruduys); 
  • 1996-1997 : collaborate with Institute for Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Science of Ukraine (Lviv, Ukraine) (Profs. M.Shovgenuk and M.Kozlovskiy): I worked on visual infromation encryption, styganography and encoding for author copyright protection; 
  • 1996-2002 : Lecturer and later Associate Professor, State University "Lvivska polytechnika" (Ukraine), Faculty of Radio Engineering, Department of Radio Engineering Devices; member of Microwave Imaging Group (Dr. I. Pruduys) and Digital Signal and Image Processing Group (Prof. Z. Grytskiv); 
  • August 1998 - January 1999: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Coordinated Science Laboratory , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA) and collaborated with Image Formation and Processing Group at Backman Institute. I was participating in DARPA project "Design and Optimization of Passive and Active Imaging Radar" (Profs. R. Blahut, Y. Bresler, P. Moulin and D. Munson); 
  • February 1999-now : Department of Computer Science, University of Geneva. Currently as an Associate Professor.
Research interets: 
  • Radar and radiometry imaging systems; 
  • Antenna design and sensor planning for imaging applications; 
  • Bayesian image restoration and denoising; 
  • Robust estimators and inverse problems; 
  • Stochastic image modeling; 
  • Image steganography, watermarking and data-hiding;
  • Coding in distributed networks;
  • Information-theoretic multimodal signal processing.  
  • Current research in data-hiding:  

  • information-theoretic aspects of data-hiding in part of channels with side information;
  • universal hypothesis testing;
  • robust visual hashing and physical unclonable features;
  • document authentication;
  • communication aspects of digital watermarking:
    • host interference cancellation, 
    • precoding techniques based on Tomlinson-Harashima method,
    • channel state estimation,
    • lattice codes,
    • communications in partially known channels,
  • security-capacity analysis of geometrically robust data-hiding codes;
  • attacks against watermarking and data-hiding systems;
  • high capacity watermarking for different printing technologies;
  • data-hiding in text documents;
  • stochastic information modeling for multimedia security, delivery and management;
  • perceptual watermark embedding and relationship to stochastic image models.

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Fellowship and Awards: 
  • 1996: The Young Scientists award for participation in XXV General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science (Lille, France), 1996.
  • 1998: The Best Young Author Paper "Adaptive Aperture Formation Matched with Radiometry Image Spatial Spectrum" (in co-authorship with T. Holotyak) on XII IEEE International Conference on Microwaves & Radar, MIKON'98, Krakow, Poland, May 20-22, 1998.
  • 2002: The best paper award of ITG 2002 for the paper of Year 2001.
  • 2003: Awarded SNF Professorship grant.
  • 2007: Awarded extended SNF Professorship grant.

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