Yun-Qing Shi

Contact Info

Title: Professor
Office: 341 ECEC
Phone: 973-596-3501
Dept: Electrical Computer Eng.

About Me

Dr. Yun Qing Shi has joined Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ since 1987, and is currently a professor there. He obtained his B.S. degree and M.S. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China; his Ph.D. degree from University of Pittsburgh, PA in 1987. His research interests include multimedia data hiding, forensics and security (robust watermarking, fragile- and semi-fragile lossless data hiding, authentication, steganography and steganalysis, tampering detection, classification of computer graphics from photographic images, camera identification, detection of double JPEG/MPEG compression, sharpening detection, seam carving detection), visual signal processing and communications (motion analysis, video compression and transmission), applications of image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition to industrial automation and biomedical engineering, theory of multidimensional systems and signal processing (robust stability of linear systems, 2-D spectral factorization, 2-D/3-D interleaving). Prior to entering graduate school, he had industrial experience in a radio factory as a principal design and test engineer in numerical control manufacturing and electronic broadcasting devices. Some of his research projects have been supported by several federal and New Jersey State funding agencies.

He is an author/coauthor of more than 400 papers in his research areas, a book on Image and Video Compression, three book chapters on Image Data Hiding, one book chapter on Steganalysis, and one book chapter on Digital Image Processing. He holds 30 awarded US patents. In addition to paper presentation in workshops/conferences, he has delivered more than 120 invited talks and 18 tutorials around the world.  He had been the chairman of Signal Processing Chapter of IEEE North Jersey Section for more 10 years, the founding editor-in-chief of LNCS Transactions on Data Hiding and Multimedia Security (Springer), an editorial board member of Journal on Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing (Springer), a member of IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s Technical Committee of Visual Signal Processing and Communications, Technical Committee of Multimedia Systems and Applications. Since 2006 he has become a fellow of IEEE for his contribution to Multidimensional Signal Processing.

He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Part II, an editorial member of International Journal of Image and Graphics (World Scientific), the guest editor of special issue on Image Data Hiding for International Journal of Image and Graphics, the guest editor of special issue on Multimedia Signal Processing for Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems, the guest editor of special issue on Image Sequence Processing for International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology, a formal reviewer of the Mathematical Reviews, a contributing author in the area of Signal and Image Processing for the Comprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering (CRC), an IEEE CASS Distinguished Lecturer, a member of IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Technical Committee of Multimedia Signal Processing, a co-general chair of IEEE 2002 International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP02), a co-technical chair of IEEE 2005 International Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP05), a co-chair of Technical Program Committee of International Workshop on Digital-forensics and Watermarking (IWDW)  since 2006 to now annually, and the chair of Technical Program Committee of IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo 2007 (ICME07).

He obtained Innovators Award 2010 by New Jersey Inventors Hall of Fame (NJIHOF) for Innovations in Digital Forensics and Security. His US patent 7,457,341 entitled “System and Method for Robust Reversible Data Hiding and Data Recovery in the Spatial Domain” won 2010 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award by Research and Development Council of New Jersey.

He has become a Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI) since 2017; and has become a Life Fellow of IEEE since 2018.


  • Jiao Tong University, B.S.E.E., 1980.
  • Jiao Tong University, M.S.E.E., 1980.
  • University of Pittsburgh, M.S.E.E., 1983.
  • University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D., 1987.


Research Interests

Dr. Shi focuses on motion analysis from stereo image sequences. In addition, he conducts research in applying various Image Processing and Pattern Recognition techniques to industrial automation and biomedical engineering. Research projects include Automatic Solder Joints Inspection on Surface Mount PCBs using infrared imaging techniques; Automated Position Detection of postnet bar code omnidirectionally located in 2-D digital images, and Automatic Boundary Extraction from HVEM images of microvessels. Dr. Shi covers the Computer Communication Lab course, CoE494, and the Digital Data Communication course, CoE421