Interdisciplinary Distinguished Lecturer: Edward J. Delp

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Security: Content Protection and Sensor Forensics

Edward J. Delp, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Purdue University

Edward J. Delp spoke on Friday, October 3rd, 2008 at 1:00PM in Engineering Building II, Room 1230

This talk will describe issues and problems related to security in multimedia applications, in particular the issue of trust and trust mechanisms will be described. The lecture will talk about content protection, sensor forensics, and authentication. The role of digital rights management systems (DRMs), cryptography, and data hiding will be discussed.

Speaker Biography
Edward J. Delp was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He received the B.S.E.E. (cum laude) and M.S. degrees from the University of Cincinnati, and the Ph.D. degree from Purdue University. In May 2002 he received an Honorary Doctor of Technology from the Tampere University of Technology in Tampere, Finland.

From 1980-1984, Dr. Delp was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since August 1984, he has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

In 2002 he received a chaired professorship and currently is The Silicon Valley Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Biomedical Engineering.

In 2007 he received a Distinguished Professor appointment from the Academy of Finland as part of the Finland Distinguished Professor Program (FiDiPro). This appointment is at the Tampere International Center for Signal Processing at the Tampere University of Technology.

His research interests include image and video compression, multimedia security, medical imaging, multimedia systems, communication and information theory.

Dr. Delp has also consulted for various companies and government agencies in the areas of signal, image, and video processing, pattern recognition, and secure communications. He has published and presented more than 350 papers.

Dr. Delp is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the SPIE, a Fellow of the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), and a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. In 2004 he received the Technical Achievement Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society for his work in image and video compression and multimedia