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Wu, Min

Wu, Min

Distinguished Scholar-Teacher
Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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. She is also affiliated with the Institute of Systems Research (ISR) in the same university.

Dr. Wu's research interests include information security and forensics, and multimedia signal processing and communications. She has published one book "Multimedia Data Hiding" (Springer-Verlag, 2003) and about 65 refereed journal and conference publications. She holds four U.S. patents on media security. Dr. Wu is a member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Signal Processing and on Multimedia Systems and Applications. She has served as publicity chair for 2003 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME'03), finance chair for 2007 IEEE International Conference on Acoustic, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP'07), and in the technical program committees of several international conferences on multimedia, signal processing, communications, and information security. She also co-edited a Special Issue on Multimedia Security and Rights Management for EURASIP Journal of Applied signal Processing in 2004.

Dr. Wu received an NSF CAREER award on information security and protection in 2002, and a George Corcoran Education Award from University of Maryland in 2003, a 2004 Best Paper Award from the EURASIP Journal of Applied Signal Processing, and a Young Investigator award on multimedia security and forensics from U.S. Office of Naval Research in 2005. In 2004, she was selected by the MIT Technology Review Magazine as one of the 100 top young innovators whose contribution to emerging technologies will profoundly influence the world.

Honors and awards


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

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

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

Maryland Innovator of the Year Award, 2012

IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, 2005

Technology Review's top 100 young innovators in the world, 2004

EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing Best Paper Award, 2004

University of Maryland awards

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.

Alumnus David A. Bader to be Inducted into Clark School Innovation Hall of Fame

Induction celebrates Bader’s work to democratize supercomputing through the creation of the first Linux supercomputer.

Updates from Maryland Power Electronics Lab (MPEL)

Continued success for the MPEL Team.

Improving Fairness and Trust in AI Used for College Admissions and Language Translation

Professor Min Wu and Associate Professor Dana Dachman-Soled part of NSF/Amazon-funded research team.

Electric power grid signatures may aid in image and video verification

The new forensic technique could help determine where and when digital still images were captured.

Students Participate in Annual Clark School Alumni Cup

Competition challenges ECE students’ creativity to design Rube Goldberg-style contraption.

Alumnus David Bader Named Association for Computing Machinery Fellow

Alumnus David A. Bader (Ph.D. ’96) selected for contributions to high-performance computing systems, graph analytics and technical leadership in parallel computing.

Nine Maryland Engineers Recognized as Being "One in 1,000"

Clark School researchers among the "who's who" of influential researchers, according to Clarivate.

Nonlinear feedback dynamics research by alum Naomi Leonard featured in the New York Times

The findings recently were published in PNAS, in a special feature on political polarization.

Ming Lin, Vincent Njar elected Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

The pair join nine other NAI Fellows with ties to the Clark School and the University of Maryland.

Min Wu receives Senior Faculty Outstanding Research Award

The Clark School recognizes Wu's research in multimedia signal processing, information security, and digital forensics.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Fellow, 2010

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

  • Fellow, 2017

  • Fellow, 2019