Mohammad Ali Akhaee

I have awarded Endeavour research fellowship from Australian government. Now, I am a post-doc researcher at CARLab. I am mainly interested in audio processing and synthesis.

Research Interest

My previous research activities was about digital watermarking of speech, audio, and image signals. During the PhD period, I improved the performance of watermarking systems and introduced a new algorithm called "Scaling based watermarking". Several papers and patents are the result of this method.

What I do now is about using the concept of compressive sensing to imrove the performance of  spatial audio processing and synthesis systems. 

Publications

  Journals

  •  M. A. Akhaee, S. M. E. Saheaeian, and F. Marvasti, "Contourlet Based Image Watermarking Using Optimum Detector in a Noisy Environment," IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 667-680, Aug. 2010.

  •   M. A. Akhaee, N. Khademi-Kalantari, and F. Marvasti, “Robust Audio and Speech Watermarking Using Gaussian and Laplacian Modeling,” Signal Processing, vol 90, no. 8, pp. 2487-24-97, Aug. 2010.

  •   M. A. Akhaee, S. M. E. Saheaeian F. Marvasti, and B. Sankur, "Robust Scaling-Based Image Multiplicative Watermarking Technique Using Maximum Likelihood Decoder With Optimum Strength Factor," IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, vol 11, no 5, pp. 822-833, Aug. 2009.

  •   M. A. Akhaee, M. J. Saberian, S. Feizi, and F. Marvasti, " Robust Audio Data Hiding Using Correlated Quantization With Histogram Based Detector," IEEE Trans. on Multimedia, vol 11, no. 5, pp. 834-842, Aug. 2009.

  •   N. Khademi-kalantari, M. A. Akhaee, and S. M. Ahadi, and S. M. R. Amindavar, “Robust Multiplicative Patchwork Method for Audio Watermarking,” IEEE Trans. on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing, vol 17, no. 6, pp. 1133-1141, Aug 2009.

  Conferences

  •   M. A. Akhaee, A. Amini, G. Ghorbani, and F. Marvasti, “A Solution to Gain Attack on Watermarking Systems: Logarithmic Homogeneous Rational Dither Modulation,” in Proc. Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), Dalas, May, 2010.
     

  •   A. ParandehGheibi, A. Rahimian, M. A. Akhaee, and F. Marvasti, “Compensating for distortions in interpolation of two-dimensional signals using improved iterative techniques,”  Proc. of International Conference on Telecommunication (ICT), Qatar, 2010.
     

  •   A. Akhaee, S. Ghaemmaghami, F. Marvasti, “Robust Image Data Hiding Using Geometric Mean Quantization,” in Proc. Globecom, Honolulu, USA, 2009.
     

  •   S. M. E. Saheaeian, M. A. Akhaee, F. Marvasti, “Universal Optimum Blind Scaling Based Watermarking Using Maximum Likelihood Decoder,” to be published in Proc. International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Cairo, Egypt, 2009.
     

  •   M. A. Akhaee, N. Khademi-Kalantari, and F. Marvasti, “Robust Multiplicative Audio and Speech Watermarking Using Statistical Modeling,” in Proc. International Conference on Communications (ICC), Dresden, Germany, 2009.
     

  •   S. M. E. Saheaeian, M. A. Akhaee, F. Marvasti, “Information Hiding with Optimal Detector for Highly Correlated Signals,” in Proc. International Conference on Communications (ICC), Dresden, Germany, 2009.
     

  •   S. M. E. Saheaeian, M. A. Akhaee, F. Marvasti, “Blind Image Watermarking Based on Sample Rotation with Optimal Detector” in Proc. 17th European Signal Processing conference (EUSIPCO), Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2009.
     

  •   N. Khademi-kalantari, M. A. Akhaee, and S. M. Ahadi, and S. M. R. Amindavar, “Robust Multiplicative Patchwork Method for Audio Watermarking,” in Proc. 16th International Conference
    on Digital Signal Processing (DSP), Santorin, Greece, 2009.
     

  •   A. Ameri-Mahabadi, M. A. Akhaee, F. Marvasti, “Semi-Reversible Quantization Based Watermarking Using Missing Samples Recovery Technique” Proc. International Conference on Telecommunication (ICT), Morocco, 2009.
     

  •   M. A. Akhaee, A. Nikooienejad, F. Marvasti, “Quantization based audio watermarking in a new transform domain,” in Proc. International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST), Tehran, Iran, 2008.
     

  •   M. A. Akhaee , S. M. E. Saheaeian, F. Marvasti, "Contourlet Based Image Watermarking Using Optimum Detector in a Noisy Environment," in Proc. International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Nominated for award, Sandiego, CA, Oct. 2008.
     

  •   S. M. E. Saheaeian, M. A. Akhaee, B. Sankur, and F. Marvasti, "Robust Multiplicative Watermarking Technique with Maximum Likelihood Detector," in Proc. 16th European Signal Processing conference (EUSIPCO), Lausanne, Switzerland, Aug. 2008.
     

  •   M. J. Saberian, M. A. Akhaee, F. A. Marvasti, " An Invertible Quantization Based Watermarking Approach," in Proc. Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP),  vol. 2, pp. 442-445, Nev, May, 2008.
     

  •   H. Azari Soufiani, M. J. Saberian, M. A. Akhaee, R. Nasiri Mahallati , F. Marvasti, "Analysis of Communication Systems Using Iterative Methods Based on Banach’s Contraction Principle," in Proc. Int. Conf. on Information Theory, Communications, and Signal Processing (ICICS), Singapore, pp 664-668, Dec. 2007.
     

  •   M. A. Akhaee, S. Ghaemmaghami, N. Khademi-Kalantari, “A Novel Technique for Audio Signals Watermarking in the Wavelet and Walsh Transform Domains” in Proc. of Int. Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communications (ISPAC), 2006
     

  •   A. ParandehGheibi, M. A. Akhaee, and F. Marvasti, "An Improved Iterative Method to Compensate for 1-D Signal Interpolation Distortion of Each Kind," in Proc. 14th European Signal Processing conference (EUSIPCO), Florence, Italy, Sept. 2006.
     

  •   M. A. Akhaee, F. Marvasti, “ A Robust Approach for Noise Reduction in the Wavelet Domain,“ in Proc. 13th International Conference on Telecommunication (ICT), Funchal, Portugal, pp 671-675, May, 2006.
     

  •   M. A. Akhaee, A. Ameri, and Farokh Marvasti, “ Speech Enhancement by Adaptive Noise Cancellation in the Wavelet Domain,“ in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Information Theory, Communications, and Signal Processing (ICICS), Bangkok, Thailand, pp 1934-1038, Dec, 2005.