Kok Sheik Wong

Assoc Professor

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

(a) High dynamic range imaging
(b) Coverless steganography
(c) Complete quality preservation (FRGS)
(d) Data hiding in compressed contents - Versatile video coding, JPEG-XL, High Throughput JPEG 2000
(e) AI in mental health


Research activity per year

Personal profile


KokSheik is an Associate Professor in the School of Information Technology at Monash University Malaysia, where he is also the Deputy Head (Research), overseeing all research related matters in the school. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in both Computer Science and Mathematics from Utah State University, USA, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. In 2009, he received the Doctor of Engineering degree from Shinshu University, Japan, under the Monbukagakusho scholarship.

As an educator, Dr. Wong teaches “Theory of Computation” and “Information Technology Research Methods”, each being a fundamental subject in the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, respectively. His teaching philosophy is “Nothing is too difficult to learn.”

Research interests

KokSheik's research interests include multimedia signal processing and cybersecurity. He actively contributes to the research community as associate editor at IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and the Journal of Information Security and Applications. He is also a member of the Information Forensics and Security (IFS) technical committee of IEEE Signal Processing Society, where he takes up an additional role as IFS representative in the Challenges and Data Collections committee. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Governors: Members-at-large in the Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), and a member of the APSIPA Multimedia Security and Forensics (MSF) technical committee.

Recently, Dr. Wong ventured into digital health, where he leads a work package in a European Union grant - WAge (101137207) to research on evidence-based interventions for promotion of mental and physical health in changing working environments (post-pandemic workplaces). 

Supervision interests

I am interested to supervise Ph.D. and MPhil students in the area of:

- Multimedia security

- Security for untraditional content

- Using AI to solve security problems

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Data hiding, Ph.D, A study of data hiding in DCT compressed domain, Shinshu University

1 Apr 200631 Mar 2009

Award Date: 31 Mar 2009

Computer Science, Masters of Science, A Mod4 based Steganographic Method, Utah State University

Award Date: 31 Dec 2006

Mathematics, Masters of Sciences, Utah State University

Award Date: 31 Jul 2004

Computational Mathematics, Bachelor of Science

Award Date: 31 May 2002

Research area keywords

  • Data hiding
  • Multimedia encryption
  • Joint encryption and data insertion (JEDI)
  • Untraditional content
  • multimedia security
  • watermarking

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