Michael Arnold - Researcher Hannover

Michael Arnold


Short Bio:

Michael Arnold has been working in the fields of biometrics and digital content protection and is the co-author of the book entitled Techniques and Applications of Digital Watermarking and Content Protection. Michael studied physics at the Julius-Maximilians University of Würzburg, where he received his diploma degree (Dipl.-Phys.) in 1994. He holds a Ph.D. in informatics, which he received in 2004, from the Technical University, Darmstadt. From 1996 until 2005 he worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics as research scientist in the department for security technology. In 2005 he joined Technicolor’s Research Center in Hannover to work as Senior Research & Development Engineer.
Dr. Arnold is an associate member of Technicolor’s Fellowship Network.

Research Areas

Audio Watermarking, Multimedia Security, Signal Processing


Mediametrie : Providing core technology for audience measurement used by the French company

MagicRuby :  Providing core synchronization technology based on Audio Watermarking for Second screen applications

Latest publications


A Phase-based Audio Watermarking System Robust to Acoustic Path Propagation

IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
March 01, 2014


AC-3 Bit Stream Watermarking

IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security (WIFS 2012)
December 02, 2012

Simulating Large Scale Acoustic Path Benchmarking

Michael Arnold, Peter Baum, Manuel Alonso, Ulrich Gries,

SPIE Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics XIV
January 23, 2012

Improving Tonality Estimation for Audio Watermarking

Information Hiding Conference (IH 2011)
September 11, 2011

Efficient Coherent Phase Quantization for Audio Watermarking

IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP 2011)
May 22, 2011

Multimedia Security Technologies for Movie Protection

Michael Arnold, , Peter Baum, Xiao-Ming Chen, Bertrand Chupeau, Olivier Courtay, , Ulrich Gries, Frédéric Lefèbvre, Antoine Robert, Charles Salmon-Legagneur, , Mario de Vito

ACM Multimedia (ACM MM 2010)
October 25, 2010