Matthias Kirchner

Matthias Kirchner

Staff R&D Engineer

Matthias comes to Kitware from Binghamton University, where he was an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department.  He has also worked with the IT Security Research Group at the University of Münster, Germany, and the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) in Berkeley, California.  Matthias received his PhD in Computer Science from TU Dresden, Germany, where he received a Deutsche Telekom Stiftung doctoral scholarship.

Matthias has been an active and recognized member in the academic field of media security and forensics for more than 10 years where his work has mostly focused on various aspects of modeling, analysis, and processing of visual data.  He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers.  His research has received funding from NSF and DARPA, most recently through the MediFor program.

  1. M. Goljan, J. Fridrich, and M. Kirchner, "Image Manipulation Detection Using Sensor Linear Pattern," in IS&T Electronic Imaging: Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics, 2018. [URL]
  2. C. Liu and M. Kirchner, "Linear Filter Kernel Estimation Based on Digital Camera Sensor Noise," in IS&T Electronic Imaging: Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics, 2017. [URL]
  3. S. Chakraborty and M. Kirchner, "PRNU-based Image Manipulation Localization with Discriminative Random Fields," in IS&T Electronic Imaging: Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics, 2017. [URL]
  4. M. Wu, A. Hajj-Ahmad, M. Kirchner, Y. Ren, C. Zhang, and P. Campisi, "Location Signatures That You Don't See: Highlights from the IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2016 Student Competition," IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 149-156, 2016. [URL]
  5. R. Böhme and M. Kirchner, "Media Forensics," in Information Hiding. Artech House, 2016, pp. 231-259.
  6. S. Chakraborty and M. Kirchner, "Compression Forensics Beyond The First Significant Digit," in IS&T Electronic Imaging: Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics, 2016. [URL]
  7. J. Entrieri and M. Kirchner, "Patch-Based Desynchronization of Digital Camera Sensor Fingerprints," in IS&T Electronic Imaging: Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics, 2016. [URL]
  8. M. Kirchner and T. Gloe, "Forensic Camera Model Identification," in Handbook of Digital Forensics of Multimedia Data and Devices. John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2015, pp. 331--374.
  9. M. Kirchner and S. Chakraborty, "A Second Look at First Significant Digit Histogram Restoration," in IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, 2015. [URL]
  10. E. Quiring and M. Kirchner, "Fragile Sensor Fingerprint Camera Identification," in IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, 2015. Winner, Best Student Paper Award. [URL]
  11. M. Kirchner, P. Schöttle, and C. Riess, "Thinking Beyond the Block: Block Matching for Copy--Move Forgery Detection Revisited," in Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics, 2015. [URL]
  12. T. Gloe, A. Fischer, and M. Kirchner, "Forensic Analysis of Video File Formats," Digital Investigation, vol. 11, pp. S68-S76, 2014. [URL]
  13. M. Kirchner and R. Böhme, "Steganalysis in Technicolor: Boosting WS Detection of Stego Images from CFA-Interpolated Covers," in IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2014. [URL]
  14. N. Fechner and M. Kirchner, "The Humming Hum: Background Noise as a Carrier of ENF Artifacts in Mobile Device Audio Recordings," in International Conference on IT Security Incident Management & IT Forensics, 2014. [URL]
  15. R. Böhme and M. Kirchner, "Counter-Forensics: Attacking Image Forensics," in Digital Image Forensics: There is More to a Picture Than Meets the Eye. Springer-Verlag, 2013, pp. 327-366.
  16. S. Ryu, M. Kirchner, M. Lee, and H. Lee, "Rotation Invariant Localization of Duplicated Image Regions Based on Zernike Moments," IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 8, no. 8, pp. 1355-1370, 2013. [URL]
  17. M. Kirchner and D. Ghosal, Information Hiding, 14th International Conference, IH 2012. Springer, 2013.
  18. M. Kirchner, P. Winkler, and H. Farid, "Impeding Forgers at Photo Inception," in Media Watermarking, Security, and Forensics, 2013. [URL]
  19. T. Gloe, S. Pfennig, and M. Kirchner, "Unexpected Artefacts in PRNU-based Camera Identification: A 'Dresden Image Database' Case-Study," in ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop, 2012. [URL]
  20. S. Pfennig and M. Kirchner, "Spectral Methods to Determine the Exact Scaling Factor of Resampled Digital Images," in International Symposium on Communications Control and Signal Processing, 2012. [URL]
  21. M. Kirchner, "Linear Row and Column Predictors for the Analysis of Resized Images," in ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop, 2010. [URL]
  22. M. Kirchner, "Efficient Estimation of CFA Pattern Configuration in Digital Camera Images," in Media Forensics and Security II, 2010. [URL]
  23. M. Kirchner and J. Fridrich, "On Detection of Median Filtering in Digital Images," in Media Forensics and Security II, 2010. [URL]
  24. M. Kirchner and T. Gloe, "On Resampling Detection in Re-compressed Images," in IEEE International Workshop on Information Forensics and Security, 2009. [URL]
  25. R. Böhme, F. Freiling, T. Gloe, and M. Kirchner, "Multimedia Forensics is not Computer Forensics," in International Workshop on Computational Forensics, 2009. [URL]
  26. M. Kirchner and R. Böhme, "Synthesis of Color Filter Array Pattern in Digital Images," in Media Forensics and Security, 2009. [URL]
  27. M. Kirchner and R. Böhme, "Hiding Traces of Resampling in Digital Images," IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 582-592, 2008. [URL]
  28. M. Kirchner, "Fast and Reliable Resampling Detection by Spectral Analysis of Fixed Linear Predictor Residue," in ACM Multimedia and Security Workshop, 2008. [URL]
  29. M. Kirchner, "On the Detectability of Local Resampling in Digital Images," in Security, Forensics, Steganography, and Watermarking of Multimedia Contents X, 2008. [URL]
  30. M. Kirchner and R. Böhme, "Tamper Hiding: Defeating Image Forensics," in International Workshop on Information Hiding, 2007. [URL]
  31. T. Gloe, M. Kirchner, A. Winkler, and R. Böhme, "Can we Trust Digital Image Forensics?," in Proceedings of the International Conference on Multimedia, 2007. [URL]