Niels Thorwirth

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Profile


Expert in content protection technologies, including research, design, development and integration. Thorough understanding of market trends, business and legal implications. Innovator in challenging technical domains. 


Employment

 
02/2009 Verimatrix, Inc. Sr. Dir. Advanced Technologies
San Diego, CA  
current Responsible for strategic next generation products
 
04/2005  Verimatrix, Inc. Director Media Security
San Diego, CA
02/2009 Manage product development and adoptation of the VideoMark product 1,2,3
Inventor of an award winning watermarking approach  1
Developed first STB watermarking system 1
 
01/2002 MediaSec Technologies Product Manager
Providence, RI
04/2005 Foster industry adoptation of digital watermarking 1,2
Leading development and professional services team
 
02/2000 MediaSec Technologies Professional Services
Providence, RI
01/2002 Integration of watermarking in portable passport reader  
Creation of webcam system for image watermark detection
Developped first watermark based ID authentication system  1,2
 
05/1999 Fraunhofer CRCG Research Associate
Providence, RI
01/2000 Developed system for partial strong encryption of MP3 audio in C++, 1 ,2, 3
 
05/1997   University of Mannheim Research Assistant
Mannheim, Germany
01/1999 Adoption of speech recognition system for VCR control


Education


1994
1999
University of Mannheim  -  Mannheim, Germany
Masters in Business Administration and Computer Science
 
1996 
1997
University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis   -  Nice, France
Masters in Computer Science Applied to Business Management


Innovations


2008
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2001
Compressed domain marking of h.264 video streams
Enabling watermarking in a STB using the on screen display. US pat Application
First watermark enabled Set Top Box  
Assymetric watermarking robust against geometric distortions (sole): US 7430302 
Patten that exhibits measurable degradation in analogue copy (co): US Application
Deep forensic analysis of image watermark (co): US 6782116 
Enabling server side serialization by interleaving streams (co): US 7555650
Integrated first portable watermark reader  


Publications


Patents Current search: US Patent Search US Patent Applications Search  EP/PCT Search
 
Talks Presentations at trade shows and conferences:NAB1,2, CES, Cable Show1,2, ANGA1, IBC1
 
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Selectable Output Control: What’s the Big Deal? 1
Semi-automatic registration of videos for improved watermark detection1
Tech Tools Can Ward Off Pirates1
The Potential of Digital Watermarkingpdf
Towards Fraud-Proof ID documents using multiple data hiding technologies and biometricspdf
Report on Digital Evidence Survey pdf
Digital watermarking for secure and adaptive teleconferencing pdf
Secure methods for high quality audio codec
Security Methods for MP3 Music Delivery
Robust Audio Watermarking Based on Secure Spread Spectrum ...


Languages

fluent
German, English and French


Leisure


Photography, Digital Video Art, Sports, Big in BBBSAfter the Beep!

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