H. Vicky Zhao

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    Assistant Professor

    Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, AB Canada  T6G 2V4

    Office: W2-106 ECERF
    Phone: (780) 492-9484
    Fax: (780) 492-1811
    Email: vzhao [AT] ece [DOT] ualberta [DOT] ca

Ph. D, 2004, University of Maryland, College Park
M.S. and B.S., 1993 - 1999, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P. R. China

My research interests

bullet Media-sharing Social Networks
bullet Information Forensics and Security
bullet Digital Signal Processing and Communications

What is new

Our book "Behavior Dynamics in Media-Sharing Social Networks" (co-authored with Dr. W. Sabrina Lin and Prof. K. J. Ray Liu) is published by Cambridge University Press. It reviews the fundamental methodologies to model and analyze human behavior, and shows how an understanding of human behavior can improve system performance.


IEEE Signal Processing Magazine Special Issue on "Signal and Information Processing for Social Learning and Networking".
Lead guest editor: K. J. Ray Liu (Univ. of Maryland),
                     Guest editors
: Herve Bourlard (Idiap Research Institute/EPFL), Vikram Krishnamurthy (Univ. of British Columbia),  Yan Lindsay Sun (Univ. of Rhode Island), and H. Vicky Zhao


Prof. Yan Lindsay Sun at University of Rhode Island and I recently gave a tutorial on "Multimedia Social Networks: Behavior Dynamics, Security, and Beyond" at IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2010) in Dallas. More...


I was selected to receive the IEEE Signal Processing Society 2008 Young Author Best Paper Award. The paper, co-authored with Prof. K. J. Ray Liu at Univ. of Maryland, is entitled "Behavior Forensics for Scalable Multiuser Collusion: Fairness vs Effectiveness" and appeared in the September 2006 issue of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. The award was presented at a ceremony at the IEEE Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) 2009. More (UMD news) (UofA news)


Our book "Multimedia Fingerprinting Forensics for Traitor Tracing" (co-authored with Prof. K. J. Ray Liu, Prof. Wade Trappe, Prof. Z. Jane Wang, Prof. Min Wu) addresses both fundamental and practical issues in multimedia forensics for proactive protection of multimedia intellectual property rights.



Articles about my research on multimedia security and forensics
"Chasing the Pirate", University of Alberta Engineer Alumni Magazine, Winter 2007
"Funding will help track pirates", University of Alberta Folio, June 8, 2007, University of Alberta Express News, June 1 and June 2, 2007


EE 231 Numerical Analysis for Electrical and Computer Engineers
EE 338 Discrete-Time Signals and Systems
EE 442 Introduction to Multimedia Signal Processing

ECE 740 Digital Image and Video Processing

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