Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Fowler, James E.

Committee Member

Bruce, Lori M.

Committee Member

Younan, Nicholas H.

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Electrical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Digital watermarking algorithms based on wavelet transforms provide increased performance and perceptual quality. This thesis proposes two wavelet-based schemes: one robust and one fragile. Robust watermarks should withstand attacks, such as compression, while maintaining the data integrity. The first approach presented is an algorithm which implements image watermarking in the domain of an overcomplete, or redundant, wavelet transform. Alternately, fragile watermarks are intended for use in applications wherein any loss of image quality is not acceptable. In the second approach presented, data embedding in the domain of an integer wavelet transform is considered. An algorithm is proposed that uses a bilevel image coder to compress a chosen bitplane, thereby providing space in which to store a payload while guaranteeing perfect image recovery.