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Wu, Min

2142 Jeong H. Kim Building

Research Interests 

Information security and forensics; multimedia signal processing. She leads the Media and Security Team in projects such as secure information retrieval and multimedia identification using fingerprints.



Dr. Min Wu received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering and the B.A. degree in economics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1996 (both with the highest honors), and the M.A. 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 on the faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department and the Institute of Advanced Computer Studies at University of Maryland, College Park, where she is now an Associate Professor.

Dr. Wu's research interests include information security and forensics, and multimedia signal processing and communications. She has published two books and about 75 refereed journal and conference publications. She holds five U.S. patents on media security and communications, with a few more pending. Dr. Wu has been elected to the IEEE Technical Committees 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, 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. She is a co-recipient of two Best Paper Awards from the IEEE and EURASIP Signal Processing Societies for two journal publications she co-authored on multimedia forensics.

ISR Research Brief on Digital Fingerprinting for Multimedia Data

More information about Min Wu's research

Curriculum Vitae (in pdf format)

Honors and Awards 

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
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

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