Dr. Cecilia Pasquini

Phone+43 512 507-53369
AddressTechnikerstraße 21A, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
OfficeICT 3N01
Dr. Cecilia Pasquini

Research Interests

  • Multimedia security and forensics
  • Multimedia analysis and verification


since 10/2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, IT Security Research Group (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Rainer Böhme), University of Münster, Germany, seconded to the University of Innsbruck, Austria
01/2016 – 02/2016 Visiting Researcher, Department of Computer Science, University of Innsbruck, Austria, funded by the BIT PhD School
09/2013 – 12/2013 Visiting Researcher, Signal Processing in Communications Group, University of Vigo, Spain
2012 – 2016 Doctoral Student in Telecommunication Engineering, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, University of Trento, Italy


04/2016 Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology, ICT International Doctoral School, University of Trento, Italy
2010 – 2012 M.Sc. in Mathematics, University of Ferrara, Italy
2007 – 2010 B.Sc. in Applied Mathematics, University of Ferrara, Italy


  • Pasquini, C. and Böhme, R. Information-theoretic Bounds of Resampling Forensics: New Evidence for Traces Beyond Cyclostationarity. In ACM Information Hiding and Multimedia Security Workshop. 2017. [PDF]
  • Pasquini, C., Schöttle, P., and Böhme, R. Decoy Password Vaults: At Least As Hard As Steganography? In Proceedings of 32nd International Conference on ICT Systems Security and Privacy Protection (IFIP SEC). 2017, pp. 327–340. [PDF]
  • Malacarne, A., Bonomi, M., Pasquini, C., and Boato, G. Improved Remote Estimation of Heart Rate in Face Videos. In IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP). Washington D.C., USA, 2016.
  • Pasquini, C., Boato, G., Anjalic, N., and De Natale, F. A Deterministic Approach to Detect Median Filtering in 1D Data. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 11, 7 (2016), 1425–1437. [Publisher]
  • Pasquini, C., Schöttle, P., Böhme, R., Boato, G., and Pèrez-Gonzàlez, F. Forensics of High Quality and Nearly Identical JPEG Image Recompression. In ACM Information Hiding and Multimedia Security Workshop. Vigo, Galicia, Spain, 2016, pp. 11–21. [Publisher]
  • Pasquini, C., Brunetta, C., Vinci, A., Conotter, V., and Boato, G. Towards the verification of image integrity in online news. In IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo Workshops (ICMEW). 2015, pp. 1–6.
  • Dang-Nguyen, D.T., Pasquini, C., Conotter, V., and Boato, G. RAISE - A raw images dataset for digital image forensics. In ACM Multimedia Systems Conference (MMSys). 2015, pp. 219–224.
  • Pasquini, C., Pérez-González, F., and Boato, G. A Benford-Fourier JPEG compression detector. In IEEE International Conference on Image Processing. 2014, pp. 5322–5326.
  • Pasquini, C., Boato, G., and Pérez-González, F. Multiple JPEG compression detection by means of Benford-Fourier coefficients. In IEEE Workshop on Informations Forensics and Security (WIFS). 2014, pp. 113–118.
  • Pasquini, C., Comesaña-Alfaro, P., Pérez-González, F., and Boato, G. Transportation-theoretic image counterforensics to First Significant Digit histogram forensics. In Proceedings of ICASSP. 2014, pp. 2718–2722.
  • Pasquini, C. and Boato, G. JPEG compression anti-forensics based on first significant digit distribution. In IEEE Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing (MMSP). 2013, pp. 500–505.