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Félix Balado Pumarino

Lecturer

School of Computer Science & Informatics
B2.20
Computer Science & Informatics Building
Belfield Campus
Dublin 4
Ireland

Tel: +353 1 7162927
Email: felix ucd ie

Biography

Education: 

  • PhD in Telecommunications Engineering, 2003, University of Vigo
  • MEng in Telecommunications Engineering, 1996, University of Vigo

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Balado, F.; (2009) 'An Introduction to the Principles and Requirements of Robust Hashing' In: H. T. Sencar, S. Velastin, N. Nikolaidis and S. Lian (eds). Intelligent Multimedia Analysis for Security Applications. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. [DOI] [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Haughton, D.; Balado, F. (2013) 'BioCode: Two Biologically Compatible Algorithms for Embedding Data in Non-Coding and Coding Regions of DNA'. BMC Bioinformatics, 14 (121). [DOI] [Details]
Balado, F. (2013) 'Capacity of DNA Data Embedding Under Substitution Mutations'. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 59 (2):928-941. [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Hurley, N.J.; Balado, F.; Silvestre, G.C.M. ; (2008) 'Markov Modelling of Fingerprinting Systems for Collision Analysis'. EURASIP Journal on Information Security, . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Whelan, K.M., Balado, F., Silvestre, G.C.M. and Hurley, N.J.; (2007) 'A Two-dimensional Extension of the Mueller & Muller Timing Error Detector'. IEEE Signal Processing Letters, 14 (7):457-460. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Balado, F., Hurley, N.J., McCarthy, E.P. and Silvestre, G.C.M. ; (2007) 'Performance Analysis of Robust Audio Hashing'. IEEE Trans. on Information Forensics and Security, 2 (2):254-266. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Comesana, P., Perez-Gonzalez, F. and Balado, F.; (2006) 'On Distortion-compensated Dither Modulation Data-hiding with Repetition Coding'. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 54 (2):585-600. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Hogan, M.T. and Balado, F. and Silvestre, G.C.M. and Hurley, N.J.; (2006) 'Secure and Robust Steganography Using Side Information at the Encoder'. IEE Procs. on Information Security, 153 (3):87-95. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Balado, F., Whelan, K.M., Silvestre, G.C.M. and Hurley, N.J.; (2005) 'Joint Iterative Decoding and Estimation for Side-informed Data Hiding'. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 53 (10):4006-4019. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Perez-Gonzalez, F., Balado, F. and Martin, J.R.H.; (2003) 'Performance Analysis of Existing and New Methods for Data Hiding with Known-host Information in Additive Channels'. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, 51 (4):960-980. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Perez-Gonzalez, F., Hernandez, J.R. and Balado F.; (2001) 'Approaching the Capacity Limit in Image Watermarking'. Signal Processing, 81 (6):1215-1238. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
 

Conference Publications

Balado, F.; Fournel, T. (2014) How to (Possibly) Foil Multimedia Security? 13th Workshop on Information Optics (WIO) Neuchatel, Switzerland, [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Balado, F. (2014) The Role of Permutation Coding in Minimum-distortion Perfect Counterforensics 39th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Florence, Italy, [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Haughton, D.; Balado, F. (2013) Security Study of Keyed DNA Data Embedding 1st IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP) Austin, USA, [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Balado, F.; Haughton, D. (2013) Optimum Perfect Steganography of Memoryless Sources as a Rate-Distortion Problem IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS) Guangzhou, China, Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Balado, F.; Haughton, D. (2013) Permutation Codes and Steganography 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Vancouver, Canada, Available Online [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Haughton, D.; Balado, F. (2013) A Modified Watermark Synchronisation Code for Robust Embedding of Data in DNA 38th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Vancouver, Canada, , pp.1148-1152 [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Balado, F; Haughton, D. (2012) Gene Tagging and the Data Hiding Rate 23rd IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference Maynooth, Ireland, , pp.1-5 [DOI] Link to full text [Details]
Balado, F.; (2011) Genetic Channel Capacity Revisited . In: E. Hart et al eds. 6th International ICST Conference on Bio-Inspired Models of Network, Information, and Computing Systems York, United Kingdom, , 05-DEC-12 - 06-DEC-11 , pp.85-98 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Haughton, D.; Balado, F. (2011) Repetition Coding as an Effective Error Correction Code for Information Encoded in DNA 11th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE) Taichung, Taiwan, , pp.253-260 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Haughton, D. and Balado, F.; (2010) Performance of DNA Data Embedding Algorithms Under Substitution Mutations 3rd IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine (BIBM) Hong Kong, , pp.201-206 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Balado, F.; (2010) On the Embedding Capacity of DNA Strands under Insertion, Deletion and Substitution Mutations SPIE Media Forensics and Security XII San José, USA, , 18-JAN-10 - 21-JAN-10 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Balado, F.; (2010) On the Shannon Capacity of DNA Data Embedding 35th IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Dallas, USA, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Balado, F., Hurley, N.J., McCarthy, E.P. and Silvestre, G.C.M. ; (2007) Performance of Philips Audio Fingerprinting under Additive Noise 32nd IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Honolulu, USA, , pp.209-212 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Hurley, N.J., Balado, F., McCarthy, E.P. and Silvestre, G.C.M. ; (2007) Performance of Philips Audio Fingerprinting Under Desynchronization 8th International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) Vienna, Austria, , pp.133-134 Available Online [Details]
Balado, F. and Perez-Gonzalez, F.; (2007) On Distortion Measures Associated to Random Desynchronization Attacks SPIE Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents IX San Jose, USA, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Comesana, P., Balado, F. and Perez-Gonzalez, F.; (2007) A Novel Interpretation of Content Authentication SPIE Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents IX San Jose, USA, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Whelan, K.M., Balado, F., Silvestre, G.C.M. and Hurley, N.J.; (2006) PLL-Based Synchronization of Dither-Modulation Data Hiding 31st IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP) Toulouse, France, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Balado, F., Hurley, N.J. and Silvestre, G.C.M.; (2006) Sphere-hardening Dither Modulation SPIE Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VIII Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Hogan, M.T, Balado, F., Silvestre, G.C.M and Hurley, N.J.; (2006) New Results on Robustness of Secure Steganography SPIE Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VIII San Jose, USA, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McCarthy, E.P., Balado, F., Silvestre, G.C.M. and Hurley, N.J.; (2006) Statistical Model and Error Analysis of a Proposed Audio Fingerprinting Algorithm SPIE Multimedia Content Analysis, Management, and Retrieval Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Larkin, A.J., Balado, F., Hurley, N.J. and Silvestre, G.C.M.; (2005) Dither Modulation Watermarking of Dynamic Memory Traces 7th Information Hiding Workshop Barcelona, Spain, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Hogan, M.T, Balado, F., Silvestre, G.C.M and Hurley, N.J.; (2005) On the Achievable Rate of Side Informed Embedding Techniques With Steganographic Constraints 4th International Workshop on Digital Watermarking (IWDW) Siena, Italy, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Balado, F.; (2005) New Geometric Analysis of Spread-spectrum Data Hiding with Repetition Coding, with Implications for Side-informed Schemes 4th International Workshop on Digital Watermarking (IWDW) Siena, Italy, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Hogan, M.T., Silvestre, G.C.M., Hurley, N.J., Balado, F. and Whelan, K.M.; (2005) ML Detection of Steganography SPIE Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VII San Jose, USA, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McCarthy, E.P., Balado, F., Silvestre, G.C.M. and Hurley, N.J.; (2005) A Model for Improving the Performance of Feature-extraction-based Robust Hashing SPIE Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VII San Jose, USA, [DOI] [Details]
Whelan, K.M., Balado, F., Silvestre, G.C.M. and Hurley, N.J.; (2005) Iterative Estimation of Amplitude Scaling on Distortion-Compensated Dither-Modulation SPIE Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VII San Jose, USA, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McCarthy, E.P., Balado, F., Silvestre, G.C.M. and Hurley, N.J.; (2004) A Framework for Soft Hashing and its Application to Robust Image Hashing IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) Singapore, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Balado, F. and Perez-Gonzalez, F.; (2004) Blind Turbo Decoding of Side-informed Data Hiding Using Iterative Channel Estimation 5th International Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services (WIAMIS) Lisbon, Portugal, Available Online [Details]
Balado, F., Perez-Gonzalez, F. and Comesana, P.; (2004) Blind Iterative Decoding of Side Informed Data Hiding Using the Expectation Maximization Algorithm SPIE Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VI San Jose, USA, Available Online [DOI] [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

Signal Processing & Communications, Multimedia Security (Data Hiding, Robust Hashing, Forensics), Bioinformatics

Research Projects

Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Information embedding in DNA (IE-DNA)
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-09 / 31-MAR-14