Prof. Sviatoslav Voloshynovskiy


Computer Vision and Multimedia Laboratory
Stochastic Information Processing Group
Computer Science Department
University of Geneva

Battelle campus, Building A
7, route de Drize
CH-1227 Carouge (Geneva)

Postal address:
Prof. S. Voloshynovskiy
CVML-CUI Battelle Bat. A
Rte de Drize 7
CH - 1227, Carouge (GE)

Phone: +41(22)379 0158
fax: +41(22)379 0250


Office: #215


Associate professor


Slava Voloshynovskiy received radio engineering degree from Lviv Polytechnic Institute in 1993, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from State University Lvivska Politechnika, Lviv, Ukraine, in 1996. In 1998–1999, he has been with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, as a vsiting scholar. Since 1999, he has been with the University of Geneva, Switzerland, where he is currently a tenure associate professor with the Department of Computer Science, and Head of the Stochastic Information Processing Group. His current research interests cover the theoretical analysis of entire chain of multimedia processing starting from the data acquisition and interaction with physical objects to the final end-users. It includes optimal design of imaging systems (sparse antenna arrays), processing (denoising, restoration), storage (compression, feature extraction) and communication (coding) as well as security and privacy related issues of information sharing, search, identification, authentication, classification and mining in large scale-systems. He has coauthored over 250 journal and conference papers in these areas as well as 10 patents. He has served as a consultant to private industry in the above areas. Slava is: Senior Member of IEEE An elected member of the IEEE Information Forensics and Security Technical Committee (Jan. 2011 - Jan 2013) where he is area chair in information theoretic security Board member of IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security.


  • stochastic signal processing (theoretical issues of statistical signal and image modeling and its applications, robust descriptors)
  • multimedia security (information-theoretic and practical aspects of watermarking, content fingerprinting, biometrics, identification and authentication, privacy protection)
  • Teaching

    • Multimedia Security and Privacy
    • Elements of Multi-user Information Theory and Wireless Communications
    • Elements of Information Theory
    • Advanced Image Processing
    • Infromation Analysis and Processing