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Wu, Min

Wu, Min

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies
The Institute for Systems Research
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

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2017

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
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
Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, 2013
E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award for Junior Faculty, 2009
George Corcoran Education Award, 2003


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

Min Wu named Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

Professor Wu’s appointment will begin August 23, 2019.

Jiang, Marakby, Vaswani, and Wu named 2019 ECE Distinguished Alumni

The four alumni were nominated for their leadership and meritorious contributions to the field of engineering, their humanitarian efforts, and the application of their engineering education to other disciplines.

Nisar and Odigwe Win 2018 International Space Solar Power Student Project Competition

Their paper, “Development of an RFID System for SPS-ALPHA,” won at the finals held at IAC 2018 on October 1-5, in Bremen, Germany.

UMD Researchers Conduct Field Tests to Evaluate the Atmosphere’s Effect on Lasers

The project is funded under the Office of Naval Research Atmospheric Propagation Studies for High Energy Lasers program.

Alumnus Omur Ozel joins George Washington University as tenure-track faculty

His research addresses reliability, timeliness, security and robustness in existing and emerging communication and computation settings.

Are you ready to compete in the e-Bike student challenge?

Build a prototype electric bicycle with a range of 125 miles.

‘Smart Marbles’ hold promise for better outcomes from bioreactors

The marbles, or 'bPods,' will contain microsystems that can “eavesdrop on biology” during fermentation, cell or culture-growing processes.

State, university officials celebrate launch of newly formed, cross-discipline transportation institute

The Maryland Transportation Institute will coordiate more than $20 million in annual research expenditures.

Alumnus Philip Twu's exciting career in space robotics

Twu has worked on both the Parker Solar Probe and the 2020 Mars Rover.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Fellow, 2010

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

  • Fellow, 2017