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Guenole Silvestre

Senior Lecturer

School Of Computer Science & Informatics
Comp Science and Informatics
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7162852
Email: guenole.silvestre@ucd.ie

Biography

Guenole Silvestre graduated with a M.Sc. Degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering in Paris in 1993. In 1996, he was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Dublin for his work silicon-on-insulator materials. He was also the 1995 recipient of the Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award. As a post-doctoral fellow in Trinity College, he pursued his research on digital image processing and watermarking. In 1997 he was appointed as a Research Scientist at the Philips Research Laboratories in Eindhoven and his research focus switched towards the study of polymer light emitting materials. In 1998, he joined the University College Dublin where he currently holds a tenured Senior Lecturer position.

Professional

   

Patents

Patent 99203341.5 : Compensation for Ageing Effects in LED Displays
Patent 00200258.2 : Pixel Redundancy by Fuse Layer
       

Employment

Employer: UCD
Position: College Lecturer
Employer: Philips Research Laboratories
Position: Research Scientist
Employer: University of Dublin
Position: Post-Doctoral Fellow
Employer: University of Dublin
Position: Research Assistant

Education

Year 1996 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject:
Year Institution:
Qualification: Dip Ingenieur Subject:
         

Publications

 

Book Chapters

J. Delhumeau, T. Furon, N.J. Hurley and G.C.M. Silvestre; (2003) 'Improved polynomial detectors for side-informed watermarking' In: , Eward J. Delp III, Ping Wah Wong, Editors, Proc. of SPIE, Vol. 5020 pages (eds). Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents V. [Details]
N.J. Hurley and G.C.M. Silvestre; (2002) 'Nth Order Audio Watermarking' In: Eward J. Delp III, Ping Wah Wong, Editors, Proc. of SPIE, Vol. 4675 (eds). Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents IV. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Balado F., Whelan K.M., Silvestre G.C.M., and Hurley N.J.; (2005) 'Joint iterative deccoding and estimation for side-informed data hiding'. (Special issue on sig). [Details]
Hogan, MT; Balado, F; Hurley, NJ; Silvestre, GCM; ; (2005) 'On the achievable rate of side informed embedding techniques with steganographic constraints'. Digital Watermarking, Proceedings, 3710 (NA):387-402. [Details]
Larkin, AJ; Balado, M; Hurley, NJ; Silvestre, GCM; ; (2005) 'Dither modulation watermarking of dynamic memory traces'. Information Hiding, 3727 (NA):372-386. [Details]
Fulchiron P.Y., O'Donovan F.B., Silvestre G.C.M., and Hurley N.J.,; (2004) 'A synchronisation method for informed spread-spectrum audio watermarking'. Journal of Sytemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, 1 (12). [Details]
O'Mahony, MP; Hurley, NJ; Silvestre, GCM; ; (2004) 'An evaluation of neighbourhood formation on the performance of collaborative filtering'. Artificial Intelligence Review, 21 (3-4):215-228. [Details]
O'Mahony M.P., Hurley N.J., and Silvestre C.C.M.,; (2004) 'An evaluation of neighbourhood formation on the performance of collaborative filterin'. Artificial Intelligence Review, (Special Issue). [Details]
O'Mahony M.P., Hurley N.J., Kushmerick N., and Silvestre G.C.M.,; (2004) 'Collaborative recommendation: A robustness analysis'. 4 (3). [Details]
O'Mahony M.P., Hurley N.J., and Silvestre G.C.M; (2003) 'Collaborative filtering - safe and sound?'. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2871 :506-510. [Details]
Madden, SF; O'Donovan, B; Furney, SJ; Brady, HR; Silvestre, G; Doran, PP; ; (2003) 'Digital extractor: analysis of digital differential display output'. Bioinformatics, 19 (12):1594-1595. [Details]
Silvestre G.C.M., Hurley N.J., and Furon T.; (2003) 'Robustness and efficiency of non-linear side-informed watermarking'. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2578 :106-118. [Details]
O'Mahony, MP; Hurley, NJ; Silvestre, GCM; ; (2003) 'Collaborative filtering - Safe and sound?'. Foundations of Intelligent Systems, 2871 (NA):506-510. [Details]
G.C.M. Silvestre, N.J. Hurley and T. Furon; (2002) 'Robustness and Efficiency of non-linear Side-Informed Watermarking'. Information Hiding, :106-118. [Details]
O'Mahony, MP; Hurley, NJ; Silvestre, GCM; ; (2002) 'Towards robust collaborative filtering'. Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science, Proceedings, 2464 (NA):87-94. [Details]
G.C.M. Silvestre, A. Giraldo, M.T. Johnson, J.M. Shannon; (2001) 'Light Degradation and Voltage Drift in Polymer Light Emitting Diodes'. Applied Physics Letters, 78 (11). [Details]
P.J.P. Duval, G.C.M. Silvestre, and R.A. Moore; (1997) 'Electrical Characterisation of Defects in SOI Materials using EBIC on Schottky Diodes and Buried Oxide Capacitors'. Materials Science and Engineering, B, 46 . [Details]
G.C.M. Silvestre, R.A. Moore, A. Garcia and B. Aspar; (1995) 'A Study of the Growth and Shrinkage of Stacking Faults in SIMOX'. Materials Science and Engineering, B, 29 . [Details]

Other Journals

Whelan, K. M., Balado, F., Silvestre, G. C. M. Hurley, N. J.; (2006) 'A twodimensional extension of the mueller & m¨uller timing error detector' IEEE Signal Processing Letters . [Details]
Hogan, M. T., Balado, F., Silvestre, G. C. M. Hurley, N. J.; (2005) 'Secure and robust steganography using side information at the encode' IEE Procs. on Information Security . [Details]
Balado, F., Whelan, K. M., Silvestre, G. C. M. Hurley, N. J. ; (2005) 'Joint iterative decoding and estimation for side-informed data hiding' IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing . [Details]

Conference Publications

G.C.M. Silvestre (1997).; Diffusion of Silicon Interstitials in Thin Silicon Films on Insulator in Neutral and Oxidising Annealing Ambients In Mat. Res. Soc. Proc., Defects and Diffusion in Silicon Processing *, [Details]
B.J. Kennedy, R.A. Moore, and G.C.M. Silvestre (1996).; (1996) A Study of Plasma Etching using a Helicon Reactor 7th Annual Conf. of the Irish Plasma and Beam Processing Group, 4(4), 1996 *, [Details]
G.C.M. Silvestre, R.A. Moore and B.J. Kennedy (1995).; (1995) Nucleation and Growth of Defects in SOI Materials In Mat. Res. Soc. Proc., Defect and Impurity Engineered Semiconductors and Devices, (1995) *, [Details]
G.C.M. Silvestre and W.J. Dowling; (2000) A Data-Embedding Technique for Digital Images (invited paper) Proc. of IEE Colloquium on Secure Images and Image Authentication, IEE 00/039, IEE, London, 2000 London, , pp.81-86 [Details]
G.S. Hanau, N.J. Hurley, G.C.M. Silvestre and W.J. Dowling; (2001) Informed Perceptual Audio Watermarking Proc. of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference, ISSC'01 *, , pp.291-295 [Details]
G.C.M. Silvestre,P.J.P. Duval and R.A. Moore (1996).; (1996) Investigation of Defects in SOI Materials and Bulk Silicon using EBIC In Mat. Res. Soc. Proc., Spring Meeting 1996, San Francisco, CA., USA San Francisco, CA, [Details]
G.C.M. Silvestre and W.J. Dowling; (1999) Spread Spectrum Watermarking for Digital Images Proc. of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference, ISSC'99, Galway, June 1999 Galway, [Details]
O'Mahony M.P., Hurley N.J. and Silvestre G.C.M. (2003).; (2003) Collaborative Filtering: safe and Sound? Proc. of 14th International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems, Maebashi TERRSA, Maebashi City, Japan, 2003 Maebashi TERRSA, Maebashi City, Japan, [Details]
O'Mahony M.P., Hurley N.J. and Silvestre G.C.M. (2003).; (2003) An Evaluation of the Performance of Memory-Based Collaborative Filtering Proc. of 14th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science, AICS03, Dublin, Ireland, 2003 Dublin, [Details]
Balado, F., Hurley, N. J. Silvestre, G.C.M.; (2006) Sphere-hardening dither modulation in Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VII [Details]
S.S. Suresh, G.C.M. Silvestre, P. Felle and P. Dervan; (2002) An Automated Image Analysis System for Grading of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ Proc. of 7th Annual Conference of the Healthcare Informatics Society of Ireland, Nov., 2002 *, [Details]
C. Dave, M. OCinneide, N.J. Hurley, G.C.M. Silvestre and B. ODonovan (2003).; Securing Java through Software Watermarking In Proc. of 2nd International Conference on the Principle and Practice of Programming in Java *, , pp.145-148 [Details]
G.C.M. Silvestre and W.J. Dowling; (1997) Image Watermarking using Digital Communication Techniques Proc. of 6th International Conference on Image Processing and its Applications, volume 1, 1997 *, [Details]
McCarthy E.P., Silvestre G.C.M., Hurley N.J., and Balado F.; (2005) Robust hashing for database indexing In Proc. of SPIE, Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VII, vol. 5681, pp. 5681-06, IS&T/SPIE, San Jose, CA, USA, January 17-20 (2005) San Jose, CA, USA, , 17-JAN-05 - 20-JAN-05 , pp.5681-5706 [Details]
O'Donovan F.B., Silvestre G.C.M., and Hurley N.J.,; (2005) Investigation of robustness in non-linear audio watermarking In Proc. of SPIE, Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VII, vol. 5681, pp. 5681-75, IS&T/SPIE, San Jose, CA, USA, January 17-20 (2005) San Jose, CA, USA, , 17-JAN-05 - 20-JAN-05 , pp.5681-5775 [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 In Proc. of SPIE, Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VII, vol. 5681, pp. 5681-55, IS&T/SPIE, San Jose, CA, USA, January 17-20 (2005) San Jose, CA, USA, , 17-JAN-05 - 20-JAN-05 , pp.5681-6755 [Details]
Cullen K.B., Silvestre G.C.M., and Hurley N.J.; (2004) Simulation tools for fixed point dsp algorithms and architectures In Proc. of International Conference on Signal Processing (ICSP'04), Istanbul, Turkey, December 17-19 (2004) Istanbul, Turkey, , 17-DEC-04 - 19-DEC-04 [Details]
McCarthy E., Balado F., Silvestre G.C.M., and Hurley N.J.; (2004) A framework for soft hashing and its application to robust image hashing In Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP'04), IEEE, Singapore, Ocotober 24-27 (2004) Singapore, , 24-OCT-04 - 27-OCT-04 [Details]
Guerin A., Cullen K.B., Hurley N.J., and Silvestre G.C.M.; (2004) FPGA implementation of the MPEG-2 AAC filter bank In Proc. of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC'04), IEE, Belfast, Nothern-Ireland, June 30-July 02 (2004) Belfast, Nothern-Ireland, , 30-JUN-04 - 02-JUL-04 [Details]
Hogan M.T., Silvestre G.C.M., and Hurley N.J.; (2004) Investigation of signal pre-processing on blind steganalysis performance In Proc. of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC'04), IEE, Belfast, Nothern-Ireland, June 30-July 02 (2004) Belfast, Nothern-Ireland, , 30-JUN-04 - 02-JUL-04 [Details]
McGonigle K., Dowling W., and Silvestre G.C.M.; (2004) Image watermarking using polynomial detectors in the wavelet domain In Proc. of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC'04), IEE, Belfast, Nothern-Ireland, June 30-July 02 (2004) Belfast, Nothern-Ireland, , 30-JUN-04 - 02-JUL-04 [Details]
O'Donovan F.B., Silvestre G.C.M., and Hurley N.J.; (2004) Application of histogram equalisation to audio watermarking In Proc. of Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC'04), IEE, Belfast, Northern-Ireland, June 30-July 02 (2004) Belfast, Northern-Ireland, , 30-JUN-04 - 02-JUL-04 [Details]
Whelan K.M., Silvestre G.C.M., Hurley N.J., and Balado F.; (2004) Improving robustness of non-linear side-informed watermarking using turbo codes In Proc. of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC'04), IEE, Belfast, Nothern-Ireland, June 30-July 02 (2004) Belfast, Nothern-Ireland, , 30-JUN-04 - 02-JUL-04 [Details]
McCarthy E., Balado F., Silvestre G.C.M., and Hurley N.J.; (2004) Robust hashing model and its use in a real application In Proc. of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC'04), IEE, Belfast, Nothern-Ireland, June 30-July 02 (2004) Belfast, Nothern-Ireland, , 30-JUN-04 - 02-JUL-04 [Details]
O'Mahony M.P., Hurley N.J., and Silvestre G.C.M.,; (2004) Utility-based neighbourhood formation for efficient and robust collaborative filtering In Proc. of the ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (EC'04), ACM, New York, USA, May 17-20 (2004) New York, USA, , 17-MAY-04 - 20-MAY-04 [Details]
Curran D., Hurley N.J., Silvestre G.C.M., and O'Cinneide M.; (2004) Dependency in software watermarking In Proc. of International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies from Theory to Applications (ICTTA'04), IEEE, Damascus, Syria, April 19 - 23 (2004) Damascus, Syria, , 19-APR-04 - 23-APR-04 [Details]
Hogan M.T., Silvestre G.C.M., and Hurley N.J.; (2004) Performance evaluation of blind steganalysis classifiers In Proc. of SPIE, Security, Steganography and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents V, vol. 5306, pp. 58-69, IS&T/SPIE, San Jose, CA, USA, January 18-22 (2004) San Jose, CA, USA, , 18-JAN-04 - 22-JAN-04 , pp.58-69 [Details]
Whelan K.M., Silvestre G.C.M., and Hurley N.J.; (2004) Error correction coding of nonlinear side-informed watermarking schemes In Proc. of SPIE, Security, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents VI, vol. 5306, pp. 524-535, IS&T/SPIE, San Jose, CA, USA, January 18-22 (2004) San Jose, CA, USA, , 18-JAN-04 - 22-JAN-04 , pp.524-535 [Details]
P.-Y. Fulchiron, F.B. ODonovan, G.C.M. Silvestre and N.J. Hurley; (2003) A synchronisation method for informed spread-spectrum audio watermarking In Proc of International Conference on Computer, Communication and Control Technologies, CCCT'03, July 31-August 02, 2003, Orlando, FL USA, Vol. 2, 2003 Orlando, FL USA, , 31-JUL-03 - 02-AUG-03 , pp.77-83 [Details]
M. Mullarkey, N.J. Hurley, G.C.M. Silvestre and T. Furon; (2003) Application of side-informed embedding and polynomial dectection to audio watermarking Prc. of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME03, Baltimore, USA, July 6-9, Vol. 1, 2003 Baltimore, USA, , 06-JUL-03 - 09-JUL-03 , pp.605-608 [Details]
K.B. Cullen, N.J. Hurley and G.C.M. Silvestre; (2003) Evaluation of Fixed Point Elementary Functions for FPGA Audio Perceptual Coding Proc. of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference, ISSC'03, June 30-July 02, 2003, Limerick, Ireland, 2003 Limerick, Ireland, , 30-JUN-03 - 02-JUL-03 , pp.512-517 [Details]
P.-Y. Fulchiron, F.B. ODonovan, G.C.M. Silvestre and N.J. Hurley (2003).; (2003) Synchronisation of Asymmetric Audio Watermarking by Salient Point Extraction Proc. of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference, ISSC'03, June 30-July 02, 2003, Limerick, Ireland, 2003 Limerick, Ireland, , 30-JUN-03 - 02-JUL-03 , pp.40-45 [Details]
M. Mullarkey, N.J. Hurley, G.C.M. Silvestre and T. Furon; (2003) Application of side-informed embedding and polynomial dectection to audio watermarking. In Prc. of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP03, Hong-Kong, April 6-10, Vol. 3, 2003 Hong-Kong, , 06-APR-03 - 10-APR-03 , pp.57-60 [Details]
Delhumeau J., Furon T., Hurley N.J., and Silvestre G.C.M.; (2003) Improved polynomial detectors for side-informed watermarking In Proc. of SPIE, Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents V, vol. 5020, pp. 311-321, IS&T/SPIE, Santa Clara, CA, USA, January 20-24 (2003). Santa Clara, CA, USA, , 20-JAN-03 - 24-JAN-03 , pp.311-321 [Details]
T. Furon, G.C.M. Silvestre and N.J. Hurley (2002).; (2002) JANIS: Just Another N-order Side-Informed Scheme Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP'02, Sept. 22-25, Rochester, NY, USA 2002 Rochester, NY, USA, , 22-SEP-02 - 25-SEP-02 [Details]
O'Mahony M. P., Hurley N. J. and Silvestre G.C.M. (2002). in; (2002) Towards Robust Collaborative Filtering Proc. of 13th Irish Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Cognitive Science, AICS02, Sept. 12-13, Limerick, Ireland, 2002 Limerick, Ireland, , 12-SEP-02 - 13-SEP-02 [Details]
N.J. Hurley, G.C.M. Silvestre and T. Furon (2002).; (2002) Side-Informed Watermarking Using Nth Order Polynomial Detectors Proc. of XI European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO'02, Sept. 3-6, Toulouse, France, 2002 Toulouse, France, , 03-SEP-02 - 06-SEP-02 [Details]
O'Mahony M.P., Hurley N.J., and Silvestre G.C.M.,; (2002) Promoting recommendations: An attack on collaborative filtering In Proc. of the 13th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA'02), pp. 494-503, Aix-en-Provence, France, September 2-6 (2002) Aix-en-Provence, France, , 02-SEP-02 - 06-SEP-02 , pp.494-503 [Details]
O'Mahony M. P., Hurley N. J. and Silvestre G.C.M.; (2002) Promoting Recommendations: An Attack on Collaborative Filtering Proc. of 13th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications, DEXA02, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2002 Aix-en-Provence, , 02-SEP-02 - 06-SEP-02 [Details]
Furon T., Silvestre G.C.M., and Hurley N.J.; (2002) Watermark detectors based on Nth order statistics Proc. of SPIE, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXV, vol. 4790, pp. 180-188, SPIE, Seattle, WA, USA, July 8-10 (2002) Seattle, WA, USA, , 08-JUL-02 - 10-JUL-02 , pp.180-188 [Details]
K.B. Cullen, N.J. Hurley and G.C.M. Silvestre; (2002) Scalable Architecture for MPEG-2 AAC Encoders Proc. of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference, ISSC'02, June 25-26, 2002, Cork, Ireland, 2002 Cork, Ireland, , 25-JUN-02 - 26-MAY-02 [Details]
G.C.M. Silvestre , N.J. Hurley, P.-Y. Fulchiron, M. Mullarkey and T. Furon (2002).; (2002) Nth Order Side-Informed Watermark Detection Proc. of the Irish Signals and Systems Conference, ISSC'02, June 25-26, 2002, Cork, Ireland, 2002 Cork, Ireland, , 25-JUN-02 - 26-JUN-02 [Details]
Hurley N.J. and Silvestre G.C.M.,; (2002) Nth order audio watermarking In Proc. of SPIE, Security and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents IV, vol. 4675, pp. 102-110, IS&T/SPIE, San Jose, January 20-25 (2002) San Jose, , 20-JAN-02 - 25-JAN-02 , pp.102-110 [Details]
G.C.M. Silvestre, N.J. Hurley, G.S. Hanau and W.J. Dowling; (2001) Informed Audio Watermarking using Digtial Chaotic Signals Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, ICASSP01, Vol. 3 Salt-Lake City, , 07-MAY-01 - 11-MAY-01 [Details]
A. Giraldo, M.T. Johnson, J.M. Shannon, and G.C.M. Silvestre (2000).; (2000) Voltage Drift in PLED Devices Proc. of SID International Display Research Conference *, , 25-SEP-00 - 28-SEP-00 [Details]
G.C.M. Silvestre and W.J. Dowling; (2000) Embedding Data in Digital Images using CDMA Techniques Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP00, vol.1, Vancouver, September 10-13, 2000 Vancouver, , 10-SEP-00 - 13-SEP-00 , pp.589-592 [Details]
                                                                                         

Research

Research Interests

His present research activities lie in the area of digital communications, data-hiding and signal processing.