Associate Dean for Graduate Programs
The Institute for Systems Research
Maryland Robotics Center
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. Currently, she is President-Elect (2022-2023) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society.
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 and recognitions
2022-2023 President-Elect of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE SPS). SPS President (2024-2025)
IEEE Harriett B. Rigas Award, the IEEE Education Society, 2019
Maryland Innovator of the Year Award, 2012
IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award, 2005
MIT Technology Review's top 100 young innovators in the world (TR100), 2004
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
Information security and forensics, multimedia signal processing, multimedia communications.
- When was a video captured? Where? Was the sound track captured together with the visual? Or added on later? Check out our latest work addressing these issues using environmental fingerprint from power grid:
- R. Garg, A.L. Varna and M. Wu, " 'Seeing' ENF: Natural Time Stamp for Digital Video via Optical Sensing and Signal Processing," ACM Multimedia 2011, Best Student Paper Award. [17% acceptance]
- W-H. Chuang, R. Garg, and M. Wu, "How Secure are Power Network Signature Based Time Stamps?” ACM CCS, Oct. 2012. [19% acceptance]
- R. Garg, A. Hajj-Ahmad and M. Wu, “Geo-Location Estimation from Electrical Network Frequency Signals,” IEEE ICASSP, to appear May 2013.
Celebrating Women's History MonthWomen continue to shape history, including at the Clark School of Engineering. This month we celebrate those landmarks and the work necessary to forge them, and how it’s incumbent upon our larger community to assist in this work.
New Appointment for Professor Min WuRecognized for Achievements in Research, Teaching and Leadership
Maryland Engineers Awarded Grants to Address Humanity's Grand ChallengesTwelve projects led by or involving Maryland Engineering faculty have been awarded funding through the Grand Challenges Grants Program, the largest and most comprehensive program of its kind ever introduced at the University of Maryland.
Ten Maryland MSE Faculty Members Ranked in Top 2% of World ScientistsElsevier releases updated science-wide database
Maryland Engineers Wachsman, Zhao elected Fellows of the National Academy of InventorsEric Wachsman and Ji-Cheng “JC” Zhao have been named to the National Academy of Inventors’ (NAI) Class of 2022 Fellows, joining the ranks of some of the nation’s most prestigious and creative academic inventors.
Alum Chao Wu elected to Maryland House of DelegatesWu (EE Ph.D. 2009) is a former student of Eyad Abed and Patrick O'Shea.
Alumnus David A. Bader to be Inducted into Clark School Innovation Hall of FameInduction celebrates Bader’s work to democratize supercomputing through the creation of the first Linux supercomputer.
Dr. Liangbing Hu Winner of R&D 100 AwardExpanded Cellulose Super Ion Conductor Honored
Converting Biowaste into Hydroxide Exchange MembraneExoskeletons of shellfish provide a cheap, eco-friendly alternative to other HEM fuel cells currently on the market.
Improving Fairness and Trust in AI Used for College Admissions and Language TranslationProfessor Min Wu and Associate Professor Dana Dachman-Soled part of NSF/Amazon-funded research team.
New Research Showcased at TRBTransportation safety, impact of telecommuting among topics covered by UMD experts.
Alumnus David Bader Named Association for Computing Machinery FellowAlumnus 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.
Ming Lin, Vincent Njar elected Fellows of the National Academy of InventorsThe pair join nine other NAI Fellows with ties to the Clark School and the University of Maryland.
Assessing Nuclear Risk: CEE, ME Faculty Collaborate on New ToolsResearch aims to explore updates to risk assessment tools and methods used by the nuclear industry.
Min Wu Elected President of IEEE Signal Processing SocietyWu will begin serving as IEEE SPS President on January 1, 2024.
Wu, Ranadive developing accurate, convenient home heart monitoring systemA new $1.2M NSF grant funds their AI research into the relationship between ECG and PPG monitoring technologies.
Improving Disaster Communication for Marginalized CommunitiesNnenia Campbell to deliver inaugural CEE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Seminar.
Three Engineers Among 2021-2022 Distinguished Scholar-TeachersAbshire, Fisher and Hu honored for outstanding success in scholarly accomplishment and excellence in teaching.
9/11 20th Anniversary CommemorationJoin us on September 10 for a reflection and lessons-learned discussion.
UMD Researchers to Have a Strong Showing at ICRA 2021The 2021 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2021) will be held both in person and online from May 30 to June 5, 2021.
Nneoma Ugwu Awarded Helene M. Overly ScholarshipDoctoral student recognized for research on COVID-19 impacts.
Welcoming Applicants for Student Entrepreneurship FellowshipOpen to students graduating from engineering, pharmacy, STEM programs at UMD College Park and Baltimore
Today’s Trailblazers to be Honored as 2021 Taking Nature Black Environmental ChampionsChBE Professor Akua Asa-Awuku recognized as a regional champion.
The Internet of Bio-Nano ThingsResearchers aim to bridge the gap between microelectronics and biological systems to create next-generation wearables.
Maryland Graduate Engineering Ranked #10 Public in the NationFrom extreme batteries to windows made from wood, Clark School’s trendsetting work ranks it among the country’s Top 10 public engineering schools for the 3rd consecutive year.
Standing with our Asian-American CommunityThe Clark School community stands united with our Asian, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders colleagues.
New undergraduate minor in robotics and autonomous systemsThe Maryland Robotics Center will administer the program, which begins in Fall 2021.
Doyenne Reliability Engineering ProgramA fellowship for Mozambican women to pursue graduate education in Reliability Engineering at UMD
Data-Driven Research, Pandemic Impact Highlighted at TRBUMD researchers presented new findings, tools, and technologies, including a COVID-19 Impact Dashboard that leverages mobile device data.
14 Mtech-affiliated companies named to Maryland’s list of 20 hottest innovative start-upsMaryland’s Future 20 is a list of startups that have the potential to be the state’s next major business success story.
Two Maryland Faculty Named to National Academy of InventorsLocascio and Chellappa are among 175 new fellows who collectively hold over 4,700 U.S. patents.
FPE, UL and International Fire Safety Consortium Collaborate to Address Global Fire Safety ChallengesInternational funding, research and collaboration increase in line with loss of property and human life due to fire.
Computer Algorithms Help Improve Emissions ControlKeystone Professor Teng Li uses machine learning to gauge the performance of single-atom catalysts.
UMD Research Team Awarded $385K NSF Grant for PEARLS StudyAsa-Awuku, Duncan and Terrell-Shockley aim to steer students from non-traditional geoscience backgrounds into collaborative geoscience work.
Wu, Milton receive NSF funding to improve telemedicineMicro-signals on videos could be used to infer physiological conditions.
Engineering Graduate Students Win UMD 3MT CompetitionThree Clark School graduate students were among the university's 2020 Three Minute Thesis (3MT) winners.
New Markov chain predictive model aids COVID-19 decisionmakersThe research is helping medical team in Wuhan’s Jinyintan Hospital prepare and allocate resources and support decisions.
BIOE Capstone Class Virtually Presents 24 Novel ProjectsBIOE seniors present Capstone projects and celebrate winners virtually.
COVID-19 Engineering Solutions: In the NewsClark School researchers are working to create solutions and pool resources in efforts to minimize the spread of the disease, provide critical aid to health care workers and their patients, and monitor the impact of social distancing and travel restrictions.
Alumnus Alex Scott and Teammates Turn Breast Pumps into Cost-Effective VentilatorsECE Alumnus Alex Scott ‘18 and his teammates are repurposing breast pumps to support the global ventilator shortage and assist healthcare facilities to fight the novel Coronavirus.
FPE Launches the International Fire Safety ConsortiumTrouvé and Stoliarov led the U21 International Fire Safety Consortium on campus last week.
Institute Hosts AMBIC December Conference, Unveils New ResearchAMBIC Industry Board members and other researchers convened to discuss new and ongoing projects.
Behtash Babadi Wins Clark School's Junior Faculty Teaching AwardThe Clark School gives this award to a junior faculty member for excellence in teaching.
Accepting Applications for Student Entrepreneurship FellowshipThe Institute is accepting applications for the MPowering the State Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship.
Clark professors Wu, Liu named National Academy of Inventors FellowsNew inductees are latest of six UMD faculty recognized by NAI for ‘prolific spirit of innovation.’
NIH Awards $2.8M Grant to Further Dementia ResearchUMB, BIOE researchers team up to study link between spinal cord injury and dementia.
4D Bioprinting Smart Constructs for the HeartResearchers investigate new 4D printing techniques to control stem cell cardiomyogenesis.
Wu Awarded Harriett B. Rigas Award from the IEEE Education SocietyProfessor Min Wu received the prestigious Harriett B. Rigas Award from the IEEE Education Society for outstanding leadership in signal processing, education, and mentoring.
Measuring Change in the AtmosphereAkua Asa-Awuku strives to understand the molecular components of the atmosphere that exist at the ultrasmall nanoscale.
UMD Fire Researchers Ignite the First of Two Space Station ExperimentsBRE experiment commenced aboard the International Space Station on February 8.
State and University Officials Celebrate Launch of Biomedical Device InstituteUniversity of Maryland establishes Robert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices to propel advancements in human health.
George Dieter Celebrates His 90th Birthday, Applauds Social Change CourseStudents award AWCAA $10,000 to help African women with cancer.
Spacecraft carrying Adomaitis thin film experiment docks with the International Space StationThe experiment will travel on the ISS for a year, exposing samples to the environment of low earth orbit.
Nisar and Odigwe Win 2018 International Space Solar Power Student Project CompetitionTheir 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 LasersThe project is funded under the Office of Naval Research Atmospheric Propagation Studies for High Energy Lasers program.
Are you ready to compete in the e-Bike student challenge?Build a prototype electric bicycle with a range of 125 miles.
State, university officials celebrate launch of newly formed, cross-discipline transportation instituteThe Maryland Transportation Institute will coordiate more than $20 million in annual research expenditures.
Wu Awarded Distinguished Professorship in Surgical ScienceBIOE Research Professor recognized for contributions to the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
The Clark School Celebrates Women's History MonthThe Clark School is featuring our female engineering faculty members throughout March.
FPE Professor Peter Sunderland Designated PI on Upcoming NIST and NSF ProjectsGrant money will be used in research aimed at developing wild-fire suppression methods, and cleaner, more efficient internal combustion engines.
WUSA9 'Geeks Out' Over Fire TornadoFPE Chair and undergraduate students interviewed by WUSA9 reporter on the topic of wildland fire phenomenon.
Government, Industry, Academia Representatives Collaborate to Advance Medical Device Innovation in MarylandRobert E. Fischell Institute for Biomedical Devices, RTI International draw capacity crowd to March 7th event.
BIOE, IBBR Researchers Develop Electrogenetic Device for Activating Gene Expression via ElectrodesSystem holds promise for study of biological systems, biosensors and bio-hybrid devices.
UMD Engineering for Social Change Class Awards Non-Profit V-LINC $10,000 Grant to Support Custom Assistive Technology ProgramGrant marks more than $30,000 in student-awarded grants given through landmark engineering philanthropy course.
Transparent Wood: Clark School Research in the News‘Cooler than glass’ windows receive international coverage
BioE Capstone 2016: New Projects Focus on Improved Healthcare for Underserved Communities, Pediatric Patients, and MoreAffordable RT-PCR for clinical diagnostics, fear mitigation device for pediatric MRIs tie for first place.
NFPA Awards UMD Research in Pathways of Wildland-Urban Interface FiresNational Fire Protection Association recognizes UMD Fire Protection Engineering research team with 2016 Fire Protection Research Foundation Medal.
UMD Transportation Experts in the News: WMATA’s SafeTrack PlanUMD experts are using transportation modeling and simulation technologies to help commuters make informed decisions.
Ulukus Named 2016-2017 Distinguished Scholar-Teacher by University of MarylandThe Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Program honors members of UMD faculty who have demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievements along with equally outstanding accomplishments as teachers.
Wu Wins 2015 Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service AwardExemplary service and leadership garner IEEE award for Clark School Professor.
Smela Named ADVANCE ProfessorMechanical Engineering Professor Elisabeth Smela Named University of Maryland ADVANCE Professor
Liu Awarded 2016 IEEE Kirchmayer Graduate Teaching AwardProlific Researcher Recognized for Exceptional Teaching and Mentoring
New Software Will Enhance Materials Science and Engineering’s Undergraduate ProgramUMD wins one of six computational design toolkits from ASM International.
New Shape Memory Alloy Withstands 10 Million DeformationsInvention, described in Science, could be used to create biomedical implants, more.
Swelling Magnets to Energize the WorldDiscovery Sheds New Light on 175-year-old Principle
Food Safety, Energy Storage & Video Authentication Inventions Honored at Awards CeremonyThree Clark School innovations win UMD Invention of the Year Awards
Invention of the Year Nominee: Method for Extracting ENF Signals from VideoInvention offers security, forensic, and historic preservation applications
UMD To Celebrate Innovations and Partnerships April 29Nine nominees for Invention of the Year to be recognized at annual event
What We Can Learn–and Teach–from the Annapolis Mansion FireFire Protection Engineering Department hopes to educate its students and the public.
WUSA-9 Consults Milke on Deadly Metro Smoke IncidentFire Protection Engineering Chair featured in news report.
Two ECE Alumni Elevated to IEEE FellowAn-Yeu (Andy) Wu and Haitao (Heather) Zheng, both former students of Professor K.J. Ray Liu, are among the 2015 class of IEEE Fellows.
Whiting-Turner Lecture Series to Feature Colwell and LangfordClark School of Engineering will welcome two distinguished speakers for its Whiting-Turner lecture series this fall.
Fourney and Sanford Recognized at Annual SEM MeetingAssociate Dean William Fourney and Professor Emeritus R. J. Sanford receive awards at annual SEM meeting.
BioE Capstone 2014: New Projects Focus on Cardiological Health, Surgical Tools and MoreStudents' inventions range from diagnostic devices to accident prevention products.
Two Clark School Students Named University Innovation FellowsUniversity Innovation Fellows Mittra and Singh create YouTube video to promote innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives at UMD.
NSF-Backed DC I-Corps Kicks Off First Cohort with 20 Federal Laboratory, University and Regional Inventors, Entrepreneur TeamsThe Silicon Valley-tested, Lean Startup-based initiative is slated to train 300 top entrepreneurial research teams over three years.
DC I-Corps Now Accepting Applications for Fall CohortThe new, NSF-supported program revolutionizes technology transfer from university, federal laboratories.
UMD Energy Innovations Featured Prominently in the NewsClark School energy research, including solid oxide fuel cells and wood battery, featured in variety of mainstream media outlets.
UMD's Mtech Pronounces: Business Plan Pitches Are DeadNew Business Model Challenge focuses on business model generation, customer development and pivoting.
Clark School Faculty Recognized at UMD Invention of the Year Awards26th annual awards ceremony honors most promising campus inventions.
Wuttig Honored at National Meeting of the Materials Research SocietyProfessor's 80th birthday, career celebrated in special symposium.
Robotics Team Mentored by UMD Students Advances to FIRST Championship CompetitionClark School of Engineering undergrads help middle and high school students prepare, compete.
Alumnus Appointed Head of UConn Materials Science and EngineeringS. Pamir Alpay (Ph.D. '99, materials science and engineering) leads new department.
UMD, GWU, and VT Awarded $3.75M by NSF to Launch Regional I-Corps Node for National Innovation NetworkInitiative to Train 300 of the Top Entrepreneurial Research Teams from U.S. Universities, Federal Labs
Min Wu Named Distinguished Scholar-TeacherClark School professor demonstrates outstanding scholarly achievement and accomplishments as teacher
Student team reaches finals of Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship competitionAdi Hajj-Ahmad and Chau-Wai Wong are advised by Professor Min Wu.
Rubloff Co-Authors Major DoE Report on Emerging Energy TechnologiesPublication focuses on opportunities in mesoscale science.
$2.8M DOE Grant Funds Continued Development of Cooling TechnologyTakeuchi leads team creating solid-state, highly efficient cooling systems.
Choi Named 2012 Fischell FellowBioengineering graduate student studies imaging, simulations.
Fair Showcases Summer Undergraduate ResearchTwenty-two top students from across the country demonstrate faculty-advised research projects.
FDA-Supported Center to Hold CERSI Day, September 5Event to showcase UMD research aimed at modernizing review of drugs and medical devices.
Wu, Flatau Invited to National Academies Presidents' Circle EventExperts tackle issues regarding energy security, nuclear energy, biomedical research, and science and technology.
Clark School Faculty Team Wins a UMD Invention of the Year AwardTheir novel "natural timestamp" improves security and editing of audio, visual recordings.
Showcase of Undergraduate Summer ResearchClark School student wins Best Overall Project with automatic volume leveler.
Clark School Invention of the Year WinnersClark School teams won three out of four top prizes in technology commercialization competition.
UMD Cybersecurity Center Launch Event Set for Dec. 9Event will feature keynote by Former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell.
Bhattacharyya, Wu Elected IEEE FellowsECE professors elected fellows of world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology.
2010 Maryland Robotics Day draws large crowdGovernment officials, industry representatives, prospective students attend Maryland Robotics Day.
Fair Showcases Undergrads' Summer ResearchStudents present their accomplishments after 11-week research program.
175 Percent More Efficient RefrigerationClark School team develops "smart" alloy for cooling systems.
Clark School Holds 2010 CommencementFaculty and staff awards for teaching, service awards announced.
Educating the World's Kids One Laptop at a TimeChBE undergraduate brings One Laptop Per Child program to Madagascar.
ECE Event Highlights Innovation, EntrepreneurshipResearch Review Day showcases technology advancements in electrical and computer engineering.
Wu Receives Early Career Teaching AwardMin Wu has received the prestigious IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg award for outstanding teaching.
Cleaveland, Marcus Part of $10M NSF GrantProject focuses on model checking, abstract interpretation for embedded control, systems biology.
$2M for New Magnetometer TechnologyUltra-sensitive devices for threat detection, biomedical apps earn Takeuchi, collaborators DARPA grant.
Skibniewski Receives Honorary DegreeVilnius Gediminas Technical University awards CivE professor Doctor Honoris Causa.
UM Receives NSA DesignationOIT IT director and ECE/ME/ISR faculty honored for work in information assurance research.
Varna Receives Litton FellowshipFellowship awarded to a grad student committed to an engineering teaching career.
Cancer Detection Research Wins GrantPrevent Cancer Foundation to support Chen's biopsy guidance technique.
ECE Women's Group Gains Official StatusEst. 2006, Women in ECE fosters community among female students in department.
Reducing Our Lead FootprintClark School engineers discover new material to reduce lead in electronics, landfills.
UM Wins Underwater Vehicle ContestClark School students part of first-place team in international contest.
UM $50K Business Plan Competition Winners AnnouncedSix winners were selected from eight finalist teams.
New Storage for Hydrogen FuelClark School/NIST collaboration works to make hydrogen fuel a practical reality.
MERIT-TREND Fair Showcases Summer ResearchUndergraduate presenters honored for their 11-week research internship projects.
Computerworld Recognizes Min WuECE associate professor identified on publication's "40 Under 40" list.
ComputerWorld Honors Wu, Liu, SubrahmanianFaculty recognized for digital fingerprinting, online opinion analysis technology.
Engineers Pioneer New Digital Forensics TechnologyDigital fingerprinting technique introduced by Clark School researchers.
Clark School Researchers Receive IEEE AwardIEEE is honoring a group of faculty and alumni for work in multimedia fingerprinting.
Clark School Faculty Garner National HonorsElectrical and computer engineering (ECE) faculty Howard Milchberg and Min Wu and have received research honors from the American Physics Society (APS) and the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), respectively.
Min Wu Named to MIT's TR100 ListAssistant Professor Min Wu among world's 100 top young innovators, according to MIT's Technology Review magazine.
Clark School Accomplishments Spring 2002A list of Clark school accomplishments for Spring 2002
Three teams receive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grants totalling $3,000,000 from the Department of DefenseThree teams in Clark School selected to receive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) grants from Department of Defense starting in fiscal year 2002
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