Min Wu    for President-Elect of IEEE Signal Processing Society

Min Wu 

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Voting will start 16 August 2021 through Noon on October 1st.

An online voting guide will be available in mid-August 2021.

Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering
ECE Department, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (UMD)
Email: minwu [@] umd [DOT] edu

Why am I running for SPS President-Elect?

The IEEE Signal Processing Society is my “professional home” for 25 years since graduate school. Building on its successful early years of activities in the U.S., SPS has evolved to embrace a diverse membership around the world. I have worked together with volunteers from all regions and technical areas to benefit our members and community, including as Vice President for Finance, Technical Committee Chair, Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and more. I received the SPS Meritorious Service Award.

These experiences have given me a strong sense of responsibility to contribute at the next level. I sincerely ask for your support of an opportunity to bring my experience and commitment to lead our very first society of the IEEE.

As SPS President, I will bring my experience and skills to serve and lead our community, with the following priorities:

  • Develop mechanism and activities to make SPS a diverse & inclusive community by embracing members of different regions/backgrounds/cultures and technical interests/sectors to make SPS a better professional home for our members.

  • Develop compelling values to our members: Address the high-demand needs for members in different regions, sectors (research & teaching univ., established companies & tech. start-ups, etc.), and career stages (students, junior professionals, mid-career, senior). E.g. develop a mentoring activity portfolio, career networking.

  • Tackle the post-COVID challenges & finances creatively with an open mind, leverage my training/experience to address financial sustainability and growth and help SPS reimagine its activity portfolio to serve our members in new/enhanced ways.

I will promote a sound balance among conflicting demands and multi-facet constraints, and strive for win-wins and sustainable successes within SPS and with partner organizations. Look forward to working with members to promote career development, community building with diversity and inclusion, and advance together!

About me

  • Currently Univ. Maryland Distinguished Scholar-Teacher & Associate Dean of Engineering

  • On the ECE faculty since 2001 at the University of Maryland, College Park, and as Full Professor since 2011.

  • Education: B.E. degree in EE - Automation and B.A. degree in economics, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China (1996, highest honors); Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, Princeton University (2001).

  • Main research interests: information security and forensics, multimedia signal proc., and applications of data science/machine learning in health and IoT.

  • Co-authored two books and 180+ refereed publications, and holds 21 granted patents on multimedia, security/forensics, and sensing AI. Received paper awards from IEEE, ACM, and EURASIP. (Google Scholar)

  • Awards/Honors: U.S. NSF CAREER award; TR100 Young Innovator Award from MIT Technology Review Magazine; ONR Young Investigator Award; Computer World “40 Under 40” IT Innovator Award; the Daily Record Innovator of the Year Award; IEEE Distinguished Lecturer; IEEE Harriett B. Rigas Education Award.

  • Elected IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, and Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors (NAI) for outstanding contributions to multimedia forensics, security, and signal processing.

Major IEEE and SPS volunteer activities:

  • SPS Meritorious Awardee in 2016

  • Editor-in-Chief, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2015–2017 and Past EiC in 2018): Led this high-impact publication through a major redesign, reaching record-high impact in both popularity/impact factors and prestige metric, building synergy with other activities to raise SPS’ visibility & global outreach.

  • Technical Committee (TC) Chair, SPS Info. Forensics and Security TC; Elected to MMSP TC & IVMSP TC.

  • Vice President - Finance, IEEE Signal Processing Society (2010-2012): instrumental to establish and implement the SPS Travel Grant, manage strategic investment in many activities.

  • Major Conference Leadership: General Co-Chair – ICIP 2017 Beijing; Technical Co-Chair – ICIP 2013 Melbourne, Australia; Finance Chair – ICASSP 2007 Hawaii. Journal editor of IEEE JSTSP, T-IP, T-IFS, SPL

  • IEEE Fellow Judge (elected 2019-2022), IEEE Fellow Strategic Planning Subcommittee (elected 2020), and SPS Fellow Evaluator and Vice-Chair; TAB Global Society Initiative Committee; TAB Women & Diversity Committees; TAB Future Financial Stability Committee.

  • Lead Organizer, IEEE Signal Processing Cup 2016 – power signatures for media forensics, the first SP Cup effort that brought the synergy of hardware, sensing, and analytics to SPS global undergrad competitions.

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