Min Wu is currently an ADVANCE Professor and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has been a member of the faculty of the University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering since 2001. She leads the Media and Security Team (MAST), with main research interests on information security and forensics as well as multimedia signal processing.
Prof. Wu has published two books and about 145 papers in major international journals and conferences, and holds eight U.S. patents.
She co-authored several papers recognized with best-paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society, EURASIP, and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). She received an U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2002, a MIT Technology Review TR100 Young Innovator Award in 2004, an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Award in 2005, a Computerworld “40 Under 40” IT Innovator Award in 2007, the IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award in 2009, a University of Maryland Invention of the Year Award in 2012, and the IEEE Distinguished Lecturer recognition in 2014.
Prof. Wu has served as vice president for finance of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2010-2012), chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Forensics and Security (2012-2013), co-chair of the technical program of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), and founding chief editor of the IEEE SigPort initiative (2013-2014). She was appointed editor in chief for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, one of the world’s top journals in electrical and computer engineering (2015-2017). She was named an IEEE Fellow for her contributions to multimedia security and forensics.