Russell M. Mersereau

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Most commercial digital cameras have three types of color sensors (for red, green, and blue channels) that are placed on a detector surface according to a specific pattern. At the location of each pixel only one color sample is taken, and the values of the other colors must be interpolated using neighboring samples. This color plane interpolation is known(More)
Based on the observation that a Cauchy density is more accurate in estimating the distribution of the ac coefficients than the traditional Laplacian density, rate and distortion models with improved accuracy are developed. The entropy and distortion models for quantized discrete cosine transform coefficients are justified in a frame bit-allocation(More)
Face images that are captured by surveillance cameras usually have a very low resolution, which significantly limits the performance of face recognition systems. In the past, super-resolution techniques have been proposed to increase the resolution by combining information from multiple images. These techniques use super-resolution as a preprocessing step(More)
Most video watermarking algorithms embed the watermark in I-frames, but refrain from embedding in P- and B-frames, which are highly compressed by motion compensation. However, P-frames appear more frequently in the compressed video and their watermarking capacity should be exploited, despite the fact that embedding the watermark in P-frames can increase the(More)
The point spread function (PSF) of a blurred image is often unknown a priori; the blur must first be identified from the degraded image data before restoring the image. Generalized cross-validation (GCV) is introduced to address the blur identification problem. The GCV criterion identifies model parameters for the blur, the image, and the regularization(More)
This paper presents a novel, low complexity watermarking algorithm for H.264 that exploits the specific features of this new standard. The security of the algorithm is based on the randomness of the watermark location. The coefficient with the embedded watermark within the macroblock is determined by a public key extracted from the macroblock and a secret(More)
Date approved by Chairman ii iii Acknowledgement First, I would like to thank my family for their love, support, and encouragements. Their continuous care has been indispensable throughout my Ph.D research. I am most grateful to my advisor, Dr. Monson Hayes III, for his guidance, interesting discussions, and helpful suggestions. I owe a great deal of my(More)
As H.264 digital video becomes more prevalent, the need for copyright protection and authentication methods that are appropriate for this standard will emerge. This paper proposes a robust watermarking algorithm for H.264. We employ a human visual model adapted for a 4 times 4 discrete cosine transform block to increase the payload and robustness while(More)
A software procedure is presented for fully automated detection of brain contours from single-echo 3-D MRI data, developed initially for scans with coronal orientation. The procedure detects structures in a head data volume in a hierarchical fashion. Automatic detection starts with a histogram-based thresholding step, whenever necessary preceded by an image(More)