Wensheng Zhou
Dr Zhou is experienced in intelligent information hiding and multimedia signal processing, research fields that are gaining in popularity and importance. Just consider the new field of digital image forensics. Techniques motivated by such an incipient area of research may find application in checks of integrity of medical images or records, or even might just help to reveal a historical tampering of certain genes/molecules by some agent or process. Her expertise impinges also upon biometric security, image analysis, and other topics of the FBIT 2007. She is a member of the Multimedia Information Access Group at the Information Sciences Lab of HRL Laboratories, LLC in Malibu, where she has worked on DARPA funded Semantic Multicast Project. She has also led HRL internal funded projects in the areas of multimedia (video, audio, and text) processing, multimedia database and multimedia communications over heterogeneous networks, multimedia security and copyright management
systems, pattern recognition, database and data mining, and network security. Her research interests include digital signal processing, multimedia databases and networks, and knowledge-based image/video retrieval.
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    Dissertation: "Intelligent Systems for Video Analysis and Access over the Internet"

  • M.S. in Computational Physics
    University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering
    Peking University, Beijing, P. R. China
  • Publication Awards, HRL Laboratories, LLC.
  • Invention Achievement Award, HRL Laboratories, LLC.
  • Invention Award, HRL Laboratories, LLC.
  • Chancellor's Fellowship
    University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • International Award for University Women
    AAUW International Fellowship Program
  • RSNA Merit Prize for the paper "Hyperad: Automatic Free Text Information Analysis Using Natural Language Processing."
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
September 1994 - June 1997

July 1995 - June 1996


  1. "System for Online Rule-based Video Classification", patent filed in November, 1999, USA.
  2. "Secure Digital Cinema Distribution System Architecture and Methods", filed in 2001, USA.
  3. "Non-reputable Watermark Mechanism", patent filed in May, 2002, USA.
  4. "Robust Scene-based Dynamic Watermark Algorithm", patent filed in May, 2002, USA.
  5. "A DFT feature-based movie fingerprinting algorithm resilient to Geometric Attacks for digital cinema", patent filed in October, 2002, USA.
  6. "Picture ID authentication apparatus using invisible watermark and facial recognition features", patent filed in June, 2005.