Ingemar Cox receives Sustained Impact Paper Award
Together with Joe Kilian, Frank Thomson Leighton and Talal Shamoon, Ingemar Cox recieved the IEEE Signal Processing Sustained Impact Award for their paper entitled Secure Spread Spectrum Watermarking for Multimedia.
The Sustained Impact Paper Award by the IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING SOCIETY is honoring 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 paper, Secure Spread Spectrum Watermarking for Multimedia, was published in 1997 and presents a secure (tamper-resistant) algorithm for watermarking images, and a methodology for digital watermarking that may be generalized to audio, video, and multimedia data.
In the article the authors advocate that a watermark should be constructed as an independent and identically distributed (i.i.d.) Gaussian random vector that is imperceptibly inserted in a spread-spectrum-like fashion into the perceptually most significant spectral components of the data. The paper has received over 6800 citations (Google Scholar).