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Wu, Min

Wu, Min

Christine Yurie Kim Eminent Professor in Information Technology
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Distinguished University Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering
UMIACS
The Institute for Systems Research
Maryland Robotics Center
2142 Kim Building

Dr. Min Wu received a B.E. degree in electrical engineering and a B.A. degree in economics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1996 (both with the highest honors), and an M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 1998 and 2001, respectively. She was with NEC Research Institute and Signafy, Inc. Princeton, NJ, in 1998, and with the Media Security Group, Panasonic Information & Networking Laboratories, Princeton, NJ, in 1999. Since Fall 2001, she has been a faculty member of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Institute of Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS) at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is serving as Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs at the A. James Clark School of Engineering and affiliated with the Institute of Systems Research (ISR).

At UMD, Dr. Wu leads the Media, Analytics, and Security Team (MAST), with main research interests in information security and forensics, multimedia signal processing, and applications of data science and machine learning for health and IoT.  She was elected as IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, and Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. She was a founding member of APSIPA and elected to serve on its Board of Governors.  She chaired the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Forensics and Security, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine.  She was elected to serve as  President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for 2024-2025, as the first woman of color to take on this leadership role in the technical society’s 75-year history.

Honors and awards

Fellows







National Academy of Inventors, 2019







American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2017







Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010

Young faculty awards







ONR Young Investigator for "Digital Fingerprinting for Multimedia Security and Forensics," 2005







NSF CAREER for "Signal Processing Approaches for Multimedia Security and Information Protection," 2001

Other awards and recognitions







2022-2023 President-Elect of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE SPS). SPS President (2024-2025)







IEEE Harriett B. Rigas Award, the IEEE Education Society, 2019







Maryland Innovator of the Year Award, 2012







IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, 2005







MIT Technology Review's top 100 young innovators in the world (TR100), 2004







EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing Best Paper Award, 2004

University of Maryland awards







Outstanding Research Award for Senior Faculty, Clark School of Engineering, 2021







Meritorious Service Award, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2015.







Invention of the Year Award for "Verifying the Source of Video Streams using Electric Network Frequency (ENF) Signals," 2015







University of Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, 2013







Invention of the Year Award for "Environmental Signatures for Forensic Analysis and Alignment of Media Recordings," 2012







E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty, 2009







George Corcoran Education Award, 2003

 

Information security and forensics, multimedia signal processing, multimedia communications.


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Three Engineers Among 2021-2022 Distinguished Scholar-Teachers

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UMD Engineering for Social Change Class Awards Non-Profit V-LINC $10,000 Grant to Support Custom Assistive Technology Program

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Students present final projects for 2014 NSF Microrobotics REU

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2010 Maryland Robotics Day draws large crowd

Government officials, industry representatives, prospective students attend Maryland Robotics Day.

  • Fellow, 2010

  • Fellow, 2017

  • Fellow, 2019