Curriculum Vitae Boato Giulia


Academic position

Giulia Boato was born in Rovereto (Trento) in 1979. In 2002 she received the M.Sc. degree in Mathematics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Trento. In 2005 she obtained the Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies, working in the Multimedia Signal Processing and Understanding Lab on innovative methodologies for secure multimedia communications using Birkhoff polynomial interpolation.

Currently, she is Assistant Professor at the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) of the University of Trento (Italy) and professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the courses "Digital signal processing" and "Data hiding" within the M.Sc. Degree in Telecommunications Engineering.

In 2006 she was visiting researcher at the Signal Theory and Communications Department of the University of Vigo (Spain). Since 2006 she has been collaborating with the Signal Processing Department of the Tampere University of Technology (Finland), in particular with Prof. Karen Egiazarian. Since 2009 she has been working with Prof. Hany Farid of the Dartmouth College (USA) on digital image and video forensics techniques, co-advising a Ph.D. thesis.

Education

2005
Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology at the University of Trento with a thesis "Innovative methodologies for secure multimedia communications using Birkhoff polynomial interpolation".
2002
M.Sc. (Laurea) degree in Mathematics at the Faculty of Science of the University of Trento with a thesis “AES: the Advanced Encryption Standard” with final marks 110/110 cum laude.
1998
Scientific lyceum degree with final marks 60/60 in Trento. Spent the 4^ year in the lyceum of Charlottemburg in Berlin and got the bilingualism license (Italian-German).

Awards

Best paper AWARD a IEEE WIFS 2012

Top 10% paper AWARD a MMSP 2012

Research activities

Her research interests are focused on image and signal processing, with particular attention to multimedia data protection, data hiding and image forensics, but also intelligent multidimensional data management and analysis. On these topics she is active in the European Projects coordinated by DISI: in LIVINGKNOWLEDGE for the development of image forensics methods supporting opinion mining on the web, in GLOCAL for the design of multimedia annotation and retrieval systems based on the concept of event.

In 2006 she was visiting researcher at the Signal Theory and Communications Department of the University of Vigo (Spain). Since 2006 she has been collaborating with the Signal Processing Department of the Tampere University of Technology (Finland), in particular with Prof. Karen Egiazarian. Since 2009 she has been working with Prof. Hany Farid of the Dartmouth College (USA) on digital image and video forensics techniques, co-advising a Ph.D. thesis.

Other activities

She was in the Project staff of some past projects (DIPLODOC, AIDER, GRID.IT, PERSEO) and on-going projects (EU projects: SAFESPOT, FP7 FET-IP LIVINGKNOWLEDGE, FP7 IP GLOCAL, FP7 CA ETERNALS). She was co-chair of the International Workshop Living Web: making diversity a true asset (Washington DC, October 2009) within the International Semantic Web Conference 2009. She is in the Technical Program Committee of the International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) and of the International Conference on Communications (ICC); and Local Arrangements Chair of the International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks 2005 and of the International Conference on Multimedia Retrieval 2011. She is reviewer for many international journals, e.g., IEEE Transaction on Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing, IEEE Transaction on Multimedia, IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.

Research interests

Her research interests are focused on image and signal processing, with particular attention to

- multimedia data protection 

- data hiding

- image forensics (tampering detection via geometric approaches, computer versus natural data discrimination)

- image antiforensics

but also intelligent multidimensional data management and analysis

- diversity in multimedia retrieval

- event based multimedia management

Membership

ACM, IEEE, GTTI