Curriculum Vitae

DR. ONG SIM YING

Senior Lecturer
  • Department of Software Engineering
    Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology

AREAS OF EXPERTISE


  • ENCRYPTION SYSTEM
  • DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
  • WATERMARKING TECHNIQUES
  • IMAGE PROCESSING AND COMPUTER VISION
  • DATA HIDING AND STEGANOGRAPHY

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION


  • IJAZAH DOKTOR FALSAFAH, (Information Hiding)
    University of Malaya
  • IJAZAH SARJANA MUDA SAINS KOMPUTER, (Kejuruteraan Perisian)
    University of Malaya

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES


  • Head of Department
    11 Oct 2022 - present (Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology)
  • Committee Members
    01 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2023 (University Malaya)
  • Coordinator
    14 Feb 2022 - 01 Oct 2022 (Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology)
  • AJK SE Digital Promotion
    29 Oct 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 (Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology)
  • AJK Jaminan Kualiti FSKTM
    11 Apr 2018 - 31 Jul 2019 (Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology)
  • AJK Software Engineering Day
    01 Aug 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 (Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology)
  • Supervisor
    23 Mar 2018 - 31 Jul 2018 (Department of Software Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology)

MEMBERSHIPS


  • MULTIMEDIA SECURITY AND FORENSICS (MSF) TECHNICAL COMMITTEE, COMMITTEE MEMBER
    2023 to present (International)
  • INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS, MEMBER
    2013 to 2021 (International)

AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP


  • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE
    University of Malaya, 2022 (University)
  • IEEE SPS Malaysia Research Excellence Award (Best Conference Paper Award 2021)
    IEEE SPS Malaysia, 2021 (National)
  • Outstanding Review Award 2021
    IEEE, 2021 (International)
  • Outstanding Reviewer Award 2020
    IEEE International Conference on Multimedia Exposition 2020, 2020 (International)
  • NVIDIA GPU Grant - Academic Program
    NVIDIA, 2018 (National)

PUBLICATIONS


Article in Journal
WoS
  1. Ito, R., Wong, K., Ong, S., & Tanaka, K. (2021). ENCRYPTION AND DATA INSERTION TECHNIQUE USING REGION DIVISION AND HISTOGRAM MANIPULATION. Malaysian Journal of Computer Science, 34(4), 341-354. doi: 10.22452/mjcs.vol34no4.2
  2. Puteaux, P., Ong, S., Wong, K. K., & Puech, W. (2021). A survey of reversible data hiding in encrypted images & ndash; The first 12 years. Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, 77, 13. doi: 10.1016/j.jvcir.2021.103085
  3. Wong, S. M., Ong, S., & Chan, C. S. (2020). Regularization-based modulation transfer function compensation for optical satellite image restoration using joint statistical model in curvelet domain. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 14(3), 31. doi: 10.1117/1.jrs.14.036506
  4. Wong, S. M., Ong, S., Chan, C. S. (2019). On-orbit spatial characterization based on satellite image structure. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 13(1), 22. doi:10.1117/1.jrs.13.016510
  5. Ong, SimYing; Wong, KokSheik; Tanaka, Kiyoshi (2014). A Scalable Reversible Data Embedding Method with progressive quality degradation functionality, SIGNAL PROCESSING-IMAGE COMMUNICATION. 29(1), 135-149. doi:10.1016/j.image.2013.09.001
Others
  1. S. Ong, S. Li, K. Wong, K. Tan (2017). Fast recovery of unknown coefficients in DCT-transformed images. 58(0), 1-13.
  2. S. Ong, K. Wong, and K. Tanaka (2015). Scrambling-embedding for JPEG Compressed Image, 109(0), 38-53.
  3. SimYing Ong, KokSheik Wong, Xiaojun Qi, and Kiyoshi Tanaka, Beyond Format-compliant Encryption for JPEG Image, Signal Processing: Image Communications, Volume 31, Feb. 2015, pp. 47-60.
Article in Proceeding
  1. K. Ang, W. T. Lim, Y. P. Loh, and S. Ong* (2022). Noise-aware Zero-Reference Low-light Image Enhancement for Object Detection. The IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (IEEE ISPACS), 22-25 November 2022.
  2. K. Y. Ng and S. Ong*, "Scrambling-Embedding in Partially-Encrypted Images," 2022 Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC), 2022, pp. 1500-1505.
  3. K. Y. Ng, S. Ong*, K. Wong, (2022). Improved Median-Filtered Data Embedding Method for Image Enhancement. The IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (IEEE ISPACS), 22-25 November 2022.
  4. K. Y. Ng, S. Ong, Y. P. Loh, C. S. Chan (2021), Relabel, Scramble, Synthesize: A Novel Coverless Steganography Approach via Collage Image, Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit Conference (APSIPA ASC) 2022, (Accepted and Presented)
  5. S. Ong and K. Wong, "Information Hiding In Image Enhancement," 2020 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2020, pp. 1261-1265, doi: 10.1109/ICIP40778.2020.9191093.
  6. W. K. M. Yong, S. Ong, and K. Wong (2020). Data Embedding Method Using Photo Effects with Resistance to Compression. APSIPA ASC 2020, [Submitted].
  7. J. Ting, K. Wong and S. Ong, "Format-Compliant Perceptual Encryption Method for JPEG XT," 2019 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Taipei, Taiwan, 2019, pp. 4559-4563. doi: 10.1109/ICIP.2019.8803623
  8. Ryoma Ito, KokSheik Wong, Simying Ong, & Kiyoshi Tanaka. (2018). Encryption and Data Insertion Technique using Region Division and Histogram Manipulation, Asia Pasific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference 2018.
  9. Weng Ken Lee, Simying Ong, KokSheik Wong, & Kiyoshi Tanaka. (2018). A Novel Coverless Information Hiding Technique using Pattern Image Synthesis, Asia Pasific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference 2018.
  10. K. Tan, K. Wong, S. Ong, K. Tanaka (2017). Rewritable data insertion in encrypted JPEG using coefficient prediction method, Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC), 2017.
  11. S. Ong, K. Wong, K. Tanaka (2017). Redesigning data hiding: Interpolation-based scrambling-embedding method, Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC), 2017.
  12. S. Y. Ong and K. S. Wong, "Reversible multiple messages embedding using reflective blocks," 2015 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics - Taiwan, Taipei, 2015, pp. 17-18.
  13. Reza Morandi Rad, Simying Ong and KokSheik Wong; "Reversible Data Hiding by Adaptive Modification of Prediction Errors," 9th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security (ASIACCS 2014), ** Workshop IWHIC **, ACM Conference on, 3 ~ 6 June 2014, pp. 42-48.
  14. S. Y. Ong, K. Minemura and K. S. Wong, "Progressive quality degradation in JPEG compressed image using DC block orientation with rewritable data embedding functionality," 2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, Melbourne, VIC, 2013, pp. 4574-4578.
  15. Simying Ong and KokSheik Wong; Rotational Based Rewritable Data Hiding in JPEG, International Conference on Visual Communication and Image Processing (VCIP2013), IEEE Conference on, 17 ~ 20 Nov. 2013, pp. 1 6.
  16. Simying Ong, KokSheik Wong and Kiyoshi Tanaka; Reversible and Tunable Scrambling-Embedding Method, International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS2013), IEEE Conference on, 12 ~ 15 Nov. 2013, pp. 608 613.
  17. S. Ong, K. Wong and K. Tanaka (2012). Improvement on Reversible Data Embedding Method using Virtual Queue Decomposition. IIEEJ 3rd Image Electronics and Image Computing Workshop (IEVC).
  18. S. Ong, K. Wong and K. Tanaka, "Reversible Data Embedding Using Reflective Blocks with Scalable Visual Quality Degradation," 2012 Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing, Piraeus, 2012, pp. 363-366.
  19. K. Wong, S. Ong and K. Tanaka, "Improvement of carrier capacity for scalable scrambling method with reversible information insertion functionality," 2011 IEEE International Conference on Signal and Image Processing Applications (ICSIPA), Kuala Lumpur, 2011, pp. 312-317.
  20. K. Wong, S. Ong, K. Tanaka and Xiaojun Qi, "Bitstream size suppression for DCT-based information hiding method," 2011 International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communications Systems (ISPACS), Chiang Mai, 2011, pp. 1-5.
Scopus
  1. Liew H.S., Loh Y.P., Ong S. (2023). Low-light is More Than Darkness: An Empirical Study on Illumination Types and Enhancement Methods, 2023 Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2023. , 651-658. doi:10.1109/APSIPAASC58517.2023.10317339
  2. Ng K.Y., Ong S., Loh Y.P. (2023). Can StArtGAN withstand Image Processing Attacks?, 2023 Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference, APSIPA ASC 2023. , 628-634. doi:10.1109/APSIPAASC58517.2023.10317409
Other Publications
  1. S, Ong. (2022, October). Rethinking Conventional Data Hiding Research in Digital Images: The Challenges and The Proposed Solutions. IEEE CTSoc-NCT News on Consumer Technology (NCT), October Issue, pp. 9-12. - Mass Media(Newspaper,Radio,Tv,Popular Magazine)

RESEARCH PROJECT


National
  1. 2019 - 2023, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Steganography By Image Synthesis: A Novel Model For Coverless Data Hiding ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  2. 2020 - 2023, RU Geran - Fakulti Program
    A Model-driven Approach For Generation Of Positive And Negative Requirements Based On Use Cases Written In Natural Languages ( Co-Researcher)
  3. 2020 - 2023, Others MOHE - Top 100 (IIRG)-HWB
    Development And Evaluation Of A Dengue Self-monitoring System To Reduce Treatment Delay In Malaysia ? The Desmos Study ( Co-Researcher)
  4. 2018 - 2021, Bantuan Kecil Penyelidikan (BKP)
    Information Hiding Using Pattern Image Synthesis Approach ( Principal Investigator(PI))
  5. 2019 - 2020, Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS)
    Recovery of Missing Coefficients - Fundamentals to Applications ( Consultant)
Private
  1. 2022 - 2023, Private Funding
    Development Of Mobile Application To Support Humanistic Buddhism Learning Among Young Adults In Malaysia ( Co-Researcher)

PAPER PRESENTED


CONFERENCE
  1. Information Hiding in Image Enhancement, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing 2020, IEEE (International) (25 Oct 2020 - 28 Oct 2020)
INVITED SPEAKER
  1. APSIPA Women in Engineering Forum, 2023 Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC), Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (International) (31 Oct 2023 - 03 Nov 2023)
  2. No-Code Mobile App Development (Student Version), BootCamp Pelajar In-Tech 2021, Ministry of Education (National) (26 May 2022 - 29 May 2022)
  3. IEEE SPS Malaysia - Webinar Series (Information Hiding in Image Enhancement), IEEE SPS Malaysia - Webinar Series, IEEE Signal Processing Society Malaysia (International) (25 Mar 2022 - 25 Mar 2022)
ORAL PRESENTER
  1. Can StArtGAN Withstand Image Processing Attacks?, 2023 Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC), Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (International) (31 Oct 2023 - 03 Nov 2023)
  2. Data Embedding Method Using Photo Effects with Resistance to Compression., APSIPA ASC 2020, Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (International) (07 Dec 2020 - 10 Dec 2020)

ACADEMIC/PROF. SERVICES


Evaluation
  1. (2024) External Assessor for Diploma of it Program, National, (External Assessor)
  2. (2024) Pakar Jaminan Kualiti Program, University, (Internal Evaluator)
  3. (2022) Ahli Panel Penilai Program Akademik UM (for Institut Sains Matematik, University, (Internal Evaluator)
  4. (2018) Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (Elsevier) , (Reviewer)
  5. (2018) IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology , (Reviewer)
  6. (2018) APSIPA Transactions on Signal and Information Processing (Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association) , (Reviewer)
  7. (2018) Medical Image Analysis (Journal) , (Reviewer)
Contribution to external organisation
  1. (2018) ASEAN Data Science Explorer Enablement Session - Course Facilitator, SAP and ASEAN Foundation, International
  2. (2018) Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association Annual Summit and Conference (APSIPA ASC 2018) - Special Session Organizer and Chair, Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association, International
Contribution to event
  1. (2023) Workshop Organizer On Low-Quality Visual Data for Computer Vision and Media, International, (Event Organiser)
  2. (2022) Special Session Co-Chair (Session Title: Recent Advances and Applications in Encrypted Image Domain), International, (Event Organiser)
  3. (2022) Special Session Co-Chair (Session Title: Advanced Topics On Multimedia Security and Applications), International, (Event Organiser)

SUPERVISION


Postgraduate Student
PhD/ Doctoral
  1. (2023) LOW LIGHT IMAGES ENHANCEMENT FOR OBJECT DETECTION AND RECOGNITION, HUI SZE LIEW
  2. (2023) PRIVACY POLICY CLASSIFICATION WITH MACHINE LEARNING, XUZHUO ZHANG
  3. (2023) Coverless Data Hiding using High Level Image Synthesis Method, NG KOI YEE
  4. (2020) LOW LIGHT IMAGES ENHANCEMENT FOR OBJECT DETECTION AND RECOGNITION, Hui Sze Liew
  5. (2020) ON ORBIT SPATIAL IMAGE CHARACTERISATION AND RESTORATION BASED ON STOCHASTIC CHARACTERISTIC TARGETS, WONG SOO MEE
  6. (2018) Data Hiding in Encrypted Domain, LEE WENG KEN
  7. (2018) AUTOMATIC MODULATION OF TRANSFER FUNCTION COMPENSATION FOR SATELLITE IMAGE RESTORATION, WONG SOO MEE
Master
  1. (2023) Investigation of the Multimedia Usability of the Data Hiding Method, THARVINASH A/L VISVANATHAN
  2. (2021) COMPRESSION-RESISTANT DATA EMBEDDING FOR DIGITAL IMAGES USING PHOTO EFFECTS, KAN WEI YEONG
  3. (2020) A Novel Data Embedding Method Using Photo Effects, Kan Wei Yeong
  4. (2018) Gene Analysis and Identification for Ganoderma Lucidum var. Antler, Muhammad Baqir Hashmani
  5. (2017) Image Coefficient Prediction using Linear Programming Method, TAN KUAN YEW
  6. (2017) Image Coefficient Prediction using Linear Programming Method, TAN KUAN YEW
Under Graduate Students
  1. (2024) eHealthcare Platform
  2. (2023) Hearing Test App
  3. (2023) eHealthcare Platform

TEACHING


Master
  1. (2017) WQD7011 - Numerical Optimization
Bachelor
  1. (2018) WIX3004 - Mobile Application Development

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES


  • Invited Speaker for Persatuan Kejuruteraan Perisian - Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) Your Fyp Journey: Technical Writing Talk, (15 Nov 2023 - 15 Nov 2023) (National)