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ECE Graduate Students Earn Top Honors in ICASSP Student Paper Contest

ECE Graduate Students Earn Top Honors in ICASSP Student Paper Contest

Two papers submitted by ECE graduate students have been selected as winners of the 2005 Student Paper Contest sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing (

A paper titled “Moving Object Segmentation and Dynamic Scene Reconstruction Using Two Frames,” authored by Amit Agrawal and Professor Rama Chellappa, was selected as the winner in the "Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing" category. “Security of Feature Extraction in Image Hashing,” authored by Ashwin Swaminathan, Yinian Mao, and Assistant Professor Min Wu, was selected as the winner in the "Multimedia Signal Processing" category.

Agrawal, Swaminathan, and Mao all attend graduate school at the University of Maryland Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

ICASSP is the IEEE Signal Processing Society's flagship conference. ICASSP is the world's largest and most comprehensive technical meeting focused on signal processing and its applications, covering the areas of communications, speech, and image processing. ICASSP 2005 marked the 30th anniversary of the conference and was held in Philadelphia, the city that hosted the first ICASSP in 1976.

For a complete list of ICASSP Student Paper Contest winners, visit:

April 12, 2005

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