Benedikt Lorch, M. Sc.
PhD candidate in the multimedia security group and member of the research training group Cybercrime and Forensic Computing. My research interests include image forensics, computer vision, and machine learning.
Image forensics from chroma wrinkles
This work presents a novel artifact that can be used to fingerprint the JPEG compression library. The artifact arises from chroma subsampling in one of the most popular JPEG implementations. Due to integer rounding, every second column of the compressed chroma channel appears on average slightly brighter than its neighboring columns, which is why we call the artifact a chroma wrinkle. We theoretically derive the chroma wrinkle footprint in DCT domain, and use this footprint for detecting chroma wrinkles.
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Forensic reconstruction of severely degraded license plates
Forensic investigations often have to contend with extremely low-quality images that can provide critical evidence. Recent work has shown that, although not visually apparent, information can be recovered from such low-resolution and degraded images. We developed a CNN-based approach to decipher the contents of low-quality images of license plates.
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- Lorch, B., & Riess, C. (2019). Image Forensics from Chroma Subsampling of High-Quality JPEG Images. In Proceedings of the ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security. Paris, FR.
- Lorch, B., Agarwal, S., & Farid, H. (2019). Forensic Reconstruction of Severely Degraded License Plates. In Society for Imaging Science & Technology (Eds.), Electronic Imaging. Burlingame, CA, US.
- Lorch, B., Vaillant, G., Baumgartner, C., Bai, W., Rueckert, D., & Maier, A. (2017). Automated Detection of Motion Artefacts in MR Imaging Using Decision Forests. Journal of Medical Engineering, 2017. https://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2017/4501647
- Mullan, P., Kanzler, C., Lorch, B., Schroeder, L., Winkler, L., Larissa, L.,... Pasluosta, C.F. (2015). Unobtrusive Heart Rate Estimation during Physical Exercise using Photoplethysmographic and Acceleration Data. In 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society EMBC ’15. Milano.
- Lorch, B., Berger, M., Hornegger, J., & Maier, A. (2015). Projection and Reconstruction-Based Noise Filtering Methods in Cone Beam CT. In Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2015 (pp. 59-64). Lübeck.