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Dr Fouad Khelifi

Associate Professor

Department: Computer and Information Sciences

EE Fouadkhelifi Staffprofile 255I am currently Associate Professor in Computer Science in the department of Computer and Information Sciences where I am involved in the teaching of various modules in the areas of computer science and am carrying out research in computer vision and machine learning, image and video processing, biometrics and multimedia forensics, and medical image analysis. I joined the Queen's University of Belfast as a research student in 2004 and received the PhD degree from the School of Computer Science in 2007. I then held a research position in the Digital Media and Systems Research institute, University of Bradford for about two years before joining Northumbria University in 2010. A list of publications is available on my entry in Google Scholar and key publications can be found on Northumbria Research Link.

0191 227 4917

Qualifications

‘Ingenieur d’Etat’ degree, ‘Magistere’ degree, PhD. 

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Computer Vision and Machine Learning, Multimedia Security and image forensics, medical image analysis, image and video processing. 

Teaching Team Member for:

  • CM0551 (Data structures and algorithms)
  • CM0552 (Database programming)
  • CM0572 (Operating systems in practice)
  • CG0123 (Information Security)
  • CM0653 (Object oriented Programming in Java)
  • CM0718 (Program design and implementation)
  • CM0719 (Database Modelling).

Module tutor for CM0669 (Machine Learning and Computer Vision).
Supervision of BSc and MSC projects.
Year tutor for Web Design and Development (Year 2 and 4).

Sponsors and Collaborators

CLJ Solutions Ltd.
Digital Forensics Lab, Department of Computer Science, Warwick University.

Current/Recent Projects

Principal Investigator, EPSRC Grant (Feb. 2014 for 18 months) Temporal forensic analysis of digital camera sensor imperfections for picture dating. £96,144.00.

Key Publications

Book Chapters:

-F. Khelifi, F. Kurugollu, and A. Bouridane, ‘Statistical watermark detection in the transform domain for digital images’, Published as a book chapter in ‘Multimedia Forensics and Security’ by Idea Group Inc. edited by Chung-Tsun Li. ISBN 978-159904869-7, 2008.

Journal papers:

- K. Zebbiche and F. Khelifi, ‘Efficient wavelet-based perceptual watermark masking for robust fingerprint image watermarking’ Accepted in IET Image Processing.

- R. Ngadiran, S. Boussakta, A. Bouridane, and F. Khelifi, ‘Exploiting chrominance planes similarity on listless quadtree coders’ To appear in IET Image Processing, 2013.

- I. Nasir, F. Khelifi, J. Jiang, and S. Ipson, ‘Robust image watermarking via geometrically invariant feature points and image normalization’ in IET Image Processing, pp. 354-363, Vol. 6 , No. 4, 2012.

- F. Khelifi, and J. Jiang, ‘K-NN regression to improve statistical feature extraction for texture retrieval’ Published in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, pp. 293-298, Vol. 20, Jan. 2011.

- F. Khelifi, and J. Jiang, ‘Perceptual image hashing based on virtual watermark detection’, Published in IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, pp. 981-994, Vol. 19, Apr. 2010.

- F. Khelifi, and J. Jiang, ‘Analysis of the security of perceptual image hashing based on non negative matrix factorization’, Published in IEEE Signal Processing Letters, pp. 43-46, Vol. 17, Jan. 2010.

- K. Zebbiche, F. Khelifi, and A. Bouridane, ‘Robust multi-bit decoding and detection of multiplicative watermarks for fingerprint images’, Published in the Journal of Multimedia, pp. 167-180, Vol. 5, Apr. 2010.

- J. Jiang, F. Khelifi, P. Trundle and A. Geven, ‘HERMES: a FP7 funded project towards the development of a computer-aided memory management system via intelligent computations’, in the Journal of Assistive Technologies, pp. 27-35, Vol. 3, Sep. 2009.

- T. Brahimi, A. Melit and F. Khelifi, ‘An improved SPIHT algorithm for lossless image coding’, Published in Digital Signal Processing (Elsevier), pp. 220-228, Mar. 2009.

- F. Khelifi, A. Bouridane, and F. Kurugollu, ‘ Joined spectral trees for scalable SPIHT-based multispectral image compression’, Published in IEEE Transactions On Multimedia, pp. 316-329, Apr. 2008.

- F. Khelifi, F. Kurugollu, and A. Bouridane, ‘SPECK-based lossless multispectral image coding’, Published in IEEE Signal Processing Letters, pp. 65-68, Jan. 2008.

- K. Zebbiche, F. Khelifi, and A. Bouridane, ‘An efficient watermarking technique for the protection of fingerprint images’, Published in the EURASIP Journal on Information Security, Article ID 918601, 2008.

- K. Zebbiche and F. Khelifi, ‘Region-based watermarking of biometric images: case study on fingerprint images’, Published in the International EURASIP Journal of digital multimedia broadcasting, Article ID: 492942, Oct. 2008.

- T. Brahimi, F. Khelifi , A. Melit and D. Boutana ‘Efficient Lossless Colour Image coding with modified SPIHT’, in the Mediterranean Journal of Electronics and Communications, pp. 148-153, Vol. 4, Oct. 2008.

Conference papers:

-A. Lawgaly, F. Khelifi, and A. Bouridane “Image sharpening for efficient source camera identification based on sensor pattern noise estimation” In the proceedings of the International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies, London, Sep. 2013

-S. Prungsinchai, F. Khelifi, and A. Bouridane “Fourier-Mellin Transform for Robust Image Hashing” In the proceedings of the  International Conference on Emerging Security Technologies, London, Sep. 2013

-S. Prungsinchai, F. Khelifi, and A. Bouridane “Sub-images based image hashing with non negative matrix factorization” In the proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, Spain, Dec. 2012

-S. Prungsinchai, F. Khelifi, and A. Bouridane, “DCT-based robust image hashing,” in the proceedings of SKIMA 2012 The 6th Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management and Applications, China, 9–11 Sept. 2012.

- I. Nasir, F. Khelifi, J. Jiang, and S. Ipson, ‘A robust image watermarking scheme based on normalised circular image in the DWT domain’, in the proceedings of the International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and Applications (ISSPA 2010), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2010.

- A. Mohamed, F. Khelifi, J. Jiang, and S. Ipson, ‘Efficient content-based image retrieval based on semantic object detection’, in the proceedings of the International Conference on Information Science, Signal Processing and Applications (ISSPA 2010), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 2010.

- I. Nasir, F. Khelifi, J. Jiang, and S. Ipson, ‘Robust Image Watermarking Scheme based on End-Stopped wavelets Feature Detector’, in the proceedings of the international conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications (SPPRA 2010), held in Innsbruck, Austria, Feb. 2010.

- A. Mohamed, F. Khelifi, J. Jiang, and S. Ipson, ‘An efficient feature extraction technique based on the histogram of block DCT coefficients’, in the proceedings of the international conference on Signal Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications (SPPRA 2010), held in Innsbruck, Austria, Feb. 2010.

- F. Khelifi, J. Jiang and P. R. Trundle, ‘A Memory Management System towards Cognitive Assistance of Elderly People’ in the proceedings of the international workshop of ambient assisted living, IWAAL, held in Spain, June 2009.

- J. H. Alkhateeb, F. Khelifi, J. Jiang, and S. Ipson, ‘A new approach for off-line handwritten Arabic word recognition using KNN classifier’, in the proceedings of the International Conference on Signal and Image processing Applications (ICSIPA 2009), held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Nov. 2009.

- K. Zebbiche, F. Khelifi, and A. Bouridane, ‘Optimum detection of multiplicative multibit watermarking for fingerprint images’, in the proceedings of the International Conference on Biometrics, ICB’07, held in Seoul, Korea, Aug. 2007.

- K. Zebbiche, F. Khelifi, and A. Bouridane, ‘Maximum-Likelihood watermarking detection on fingerprint images’, In the proceedings of the ECSIS symposium on Bio-inspired, learning, and intelligent systems for security, Edinburgh, UK, Aug. 2007.

- K. Zebbiche, F. Khelifi, and A. Bouridane, ‘Multibit decoding of multiplicative watermarking for fingerprint images’, In the proceedings of the IET Visual Information Engineering conference, London, UK, July 2007.

- F. Khelifi, A. Bouridane, and F. Kurugollu, ‘A scalable SPIHT-based multispectral image compression’, In the proceedings of the 14th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2006, Italy, 2006.

- T. Brahimi, A. Melit, F. Khelifi, and D. Boutana, ‘Improvements to SPIHT for lossless image coding’, In the proceedings of the IEEE international conference on information and communication technologies: from theory to applications, ICTTA’06, Syria, 2006.

- F. Khelifi, A. Bouridane, and F. Kurugollu, ‘On the SPIHT-based multispectral image compression’, In the proceedings of the IEEE international Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology, ISSPIT 2006, Canada, 2006.

- F. Khelifi, A. Bouridane, and F. Kurugollu, ‘On the optimum multiplicative watermark detection in the transform domain’, In the proceedings of the IEEE international Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2006, USA, 2006.

- F. Khelifi, A. Bouridane, and F. Kurugollu, ‘A robust blind image watermarking scheme in the SPIHT-compressed bit-stream’, In the proceedings of the IEEE international Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems, ICECS 2006, France, 2006.

- K. Zebbiche, L. Ghouti, F. Khelifi, A. Bouridane, ‘Protecting fingerprint data using watermarking’, In the proceedings of the First NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, (AHS'06), Turkey, 2006.

- F. Khelifi and A. Bouridane, ‘Efficient low bit-rate embedded colour video coding with 3-D SPIHT’, In the proceedings of the IEE international Conference on Visual Information Engineering, VIE’05, Glasgow, 2005.

- F. Khelifi, A. Bouridane, F. Kurugollu, and I. Thompson, ‘An improved wavelet-based image watermarking technique’, In the proceedings of the IEEE international Conference on Advanced Video and Signal based Surveillance, AVSS 2005, Italy, 2005.

- F. Khelifi, A. Bouridane, and F. Kurugollu, ‘Efficient lossless color image coding with SPECK’, In the proceedings of the 13th European Signal Processing Conference, EUSIPCO 2005, Turkey, 2005.

- T. Brahimi, F. Khelifi, A. Melit, and A. Bouridane, ‘Lossy image compression with SPECK’, In the proceedings of the first international symposium on electromagnetism, satellites, and cryptography, ISESC’05, Algeria, 2005.

- T. Brahimi and F. Khelifi, ‘Improving lossless coding performance using the SPECK coder’, In the proceedings of the first international symposium on electromagnetism, satellites, and cryptography, ISESC’05, Algeria, 2005.

- A. Bouridane, F. Khelifi, A. Amira, F. Kurugollu, and S. Boussakta, ‘A very low bit-rate embedded color image coding with SPIHT’, In the proceedings of the IEEE international Conference on Acoustic, Speech, And Signal Processing, ICASSP’04, Canada, 2004.

- F. Khelifi, N. Doghmane, T. Bouden, ‘Compression of color images by the SPIHT technique’, In the proceedings of the IEEE international Conference on information and communication technologies: from theory to applications, ICTTA’04, Syria, 2004.

- T. Brahimi, F. Khelifi, A. Kacha, A. Melit, A. Bouridane, and A. Bourouina, ‘Image denoising by artificial neural networks’, In the proceedings of the international Conference on Telecomputing and Information Technology, ICTIT’04, Jordan, 2004.

- T. Brahimi, A. Melit, F. Khelifi, A. Bouridane, and A. Bourouina, ‘Lossless image compression’, In the proceedings of the international Conference on Telecomputing and Information Technology, ICTIT’04, Jordan, 2004.

- F. Khelifi, A. Bouridane, and T. Brahimi, ‘Efficient embedded color image coding with SPIHT’, In the proceedings of the international Conference on Telecomputing and Information Technology, ICTIT’04, Jordan, 2004. 

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