Min Wu received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering -- automation and the B.A. degree in economics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1996 (both with the highest honors), and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 2001. Her thesis work led to a book "Multimedia Data Hiding" (Springer, 2003), co-authored with her advisor Prof. Bede Liu. Since Fall 2001, Min 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 currently a Professor. She was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Electrical Engineering Department and the Information Systems Laboratory of Stanford University in 2007-2008.
Min's research interests include information security and forensics, and multimedia signal processing. She has served as Area Editor for the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, responsible for creating the monthly "Inside Signal Processing eNewsletter" (2007-2010), and as Associate Editor for several IEEE journals. She was elected Vice President - Finance of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2010-2012), and Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Forensics and Security (2012-2013).
Min received an NSF CAREER award in 2002, a University of Maryland George Corcoran Education Award in 2003, an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator award in 2005, an E. Robert Kent Junior Faculty Teaching Award from University of Maryland's College of Engineering, and an IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award in 2009. She was selected by the MIT Technology Review Magazine in 2004 for a TR100 award as one of the 100 top young innovators whose contributions to emerging technologies will profoundly influence the world; and received Computer World "40 under 40" Young Innovator Award in 2007 as one of the 40 innovative IT people under the age of 40. 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. She is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to multimedia security and forensics.