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Wu, Min

Wu, Min

Distinguished University Professor
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Christine Yurie Kim Eminent Professor in Information Technology
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

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

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 and 2024-2025 President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE SPS).

Excellence in Research Award in Computer Science, Washington Academy of Sciences, 2024

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

Innovator of the Year Award, by the Daily Record (The State of Maryland), 2012

IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, 2005

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

  • Signal and Data Science; Multimedia Signal Processing; Visual Computing & Communications;  
  • Information Security and Digital Forensics;  Privacy and Fairness in Learning; 
  • AI / Machine Learning for Smart Health/Biomedicine, Wireless Sensing, Internet of Things (IoT), and Digital Humanities.

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Maryland Engineers Recognized with UMD Faculty Honors

Six Clark School faculty members are among the university's 2024 convocation honorees.

Milchberg and Wu named Distinguished University Professors

Recognized with highest honor for UMD faculty members  

ECE Ph.D. Student Wins UMD 3MT Competition

Anirudh Nakra Studying Microplastics using Quantum Methods

Celebrating Asian, Pacific Islander, and Desi American Engineers

The impact made by APIDA engineers—at the Clark School, and on our country and world—improves our community and field in numerous and significant ways.

Agents of Positive Change: Highlighting Women Maryland Engineers

In celebration of Women's History Month, we highlight some of the important contributions of women engineers within our campus community.

Transforming Engineering: Highlighting Maryland Engineers

In celebration of Black History Month, we highlight the many impactful contributions of Black engineers in our community—students, alums, faculty, and staff—to the Clark School, our university, and world.

Meet the A. James Clark Scholars Class of '27

In Fall 2023, UMD welcomed 10 exceptional young engineers from across the state of Maryland as its newest class of Clark Scholars.

Celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month: Resources and Events

Resources and events for the Clark School's LGBTQ+ students and allies.

ECE Announces Recipients of 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award

Award recognizes alumni who have made significant and meritorious contributions to their fields

Maryland Engineering Ranks Among the Nation’s Top 20 Undergraduate Engineering Programs

The A. James Clark School of Engineering ranks 19 overall among more than 200 undergraduate engineering programs—up three positions from its previous undergraduate ranking.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Fellow, 2010

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

  • Fellow, 2017

National Academy of Inventors

  • Fellow, 2019