Min Wu

Professor
2142 Kim Engineering Building
(301) 405-0401
(301) 314-9281
Education: 
Ph.D., Princeton University (Electrical Engineering)
Special Awards/Honors: 
IEEE Fellow
National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award
Biography: 

Min Wu is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a member of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center and the Institute for Systems Research.

She leads the Media and Security Team (MAST) at UMD with main research interests in information security and forensics and multimedia signal processing.

Wu has authored two books and holds eight U.S. patents. Two of her journal papers were honored with best paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society and EURASIP, respectively.

She received an NSF CAREER award in 2002, a University of Maryland George Corcoran Education Award in 2003, an ONR Young Investigator award in 2005, and a University of Maryland's College of Engineering Junior Faculty Teaching Award, and an IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award in 2009. Wu was selected for a TR100 award by the MIT Technology Review Magazine in 2004 as one of the 100 top young innovators whose contributions to emerging technologies will profoundly influence the world, and received a Computer World “40 under 40” Young Innovator Award in 2007 as one of 40 innovative IT people under the age of 40.

She has been elected vice president-finance of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (2010 to 2012) and chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Forensics and Security (2012 to 2013). Wu has also served as area editor for IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, where she was responsible for creating its monthly "Inside Signal Processing eNewsletter," and is involved in several other technical committees, journals and conferences. She was elected as an IEEE Fellow for contributions to multimedia security and forensics.

Before coming to the University of Maryland in 2001, she worked with NEC Research Institute and Signafy, Inc. in 1998, and with Panasonic Information & Networking Laboratories in 1999. She was a visiting associate professor at Stanford University from 2007 to 2008.

Wu received her B.E. degree in electrical engineering (automation) and a B.A. degree in economics from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China, in 1996, and a doctorate degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University in 2001.

Publications

2011


Lu W, M. Wu.  2011.  Seam carving estimation using forensic hash. Proceedings of the thirteenth ACM multimedia workshop on Multimedia and security.
:9-14.

Varna AL, M. Wu.  2011.  Modeling and Analysis of Correlated Binary Fingerprints for Content Identification. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on. 6(3):1146-1159.

Lu W, Varna A, M. Wu.  2011.  Secure video processing: Problems and challenges. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2011 IEEE International Conference on.
:5856-5859.

Varna AL, M. Wu.  2011.  Modeling temporal correlations in content fingerprints. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2011 IEEE International Conference on.
:1860-1863.

Garg R, Varna AL, M. Wu.  2011.  "Seeing" ENF: natural time stamp for digital video via optical sensing and signal processing. Proceedings of the 19th ACM international conference on Multimedia.
:23-32.

Chuang W-H, Su H, M. Wu.  2011.  Exploring compression effects for improved source camera identification using strongly compressed video. Image Processing (ICIP), 2011 18th IEEE International Conference on.
:1953-1956.

2010


Garg R, Varna AL, M. Wu.  2010.  Gradient descent approach for secure localization in resource constrained wireless sensor networks. Acoustics Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP), 2010 IEEE International Conference on.
:1854-1857.

Chuang W-H, M. Wu.  2010.  Semi non-intrusive training for cell-phone camera model linkage. Information Forensics and Security (WIFS), 2010 IEEE International Workshop on.
:1-6.

Swaminathan A, Mao Y, Su G-M, Gou H, Varna AL, He S, M. Wu, Oard D.  2010.  System and Method for Confidentiality-Preserving Rank-Ordered Search. 12/608,724

2009


Varna AL, M. Wu.  2009.  Modeling and analysis of content identification. Multimedia and Expo, 2009. ICME 2009. IEEE International Conference on.
:1528-1531.

He S, Kirovski D, M. Wu.  2009.  High-Fidelity Data Embedding for Image Annotation. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 18(2):429-435.

Chuang W-H, Varna AL, M. Wu.  2009.  Modeling and analysis of ordinal ranking in content fingerprinting. Information Forensics and Security, 2009. WIFS 2009. First IEEE International Workshop on.
:116-120.

Lu W, Varna AL, Swaminathan A, M. Wu.  2009.  Secure image retrieval through feature protection. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2009. ICASSP 2009. IEEE International Conference on.
:1533-1536.

Varna AL, M. Wu.  2009.  Modeling content fingerprints using markov random fields. Information Forensics and Security, 2009. WIFS 2009. First IEEE International Workshop on.
:111-115.

Swaminathan A, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2009.  Component forensics. Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE. 26(2):38-48.

Gou H, Swaminathan A, M. Wu.  2009.  Intrinsic Sensor Noise Features for Forensic Analysis on Scanners and Scanned Images. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on. 4(3):476-491.

Chuang W-H, Swaminathan A, M. Wu.  2009.  Tampering identification using Empirical Frequency Response. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2009. ICASSP 2009. IEEE International Conference on.
:1517-1520.

Varna AL, He S, Swaminathan A, M. Wu.  2009.  Fingerprinting Compressed Multimedia Signals. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on. 4(3):330-345.

2008


Swaminathan A, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2008.  A pattern classification framework for theoretical analysis of component forensics. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2008. ICASSP 2008. IEEE International Conference on.
:1665-1668.

Swaminathan A, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2008.  Digital image forensics via intrinsic fingerprints. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on. 3(1):101-117.

McKay C, Swaminathan A, Gou H, M. Wu.  2008.  Image acquisition forensics: Forensic analysis to identify imaging source. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2008. ICASSP 2008. IEEE International Conference on.
:1657-1660.

Chen M, Su G-M, M. Wu.  2008.  Dynamic Resource Allocation for Robust Distributed Multi-Point Video Conferencing. Multimedia, IEEE Transactions on. 10(5):910-925.

Taylor M, Yin C-E, M. Wu, Qu G.  2008.  Extended abstract: A hardware-assisted data hiding based approach in building high performance secure execution systems. Hardware-Oriented Security and Trust, 2008. HOST 2008. IEEE International Workshop on.
:93-96.

Varna AL, Swaminathan A, M. Wu.  2008.  A decision theoretic framework for analyzing binary hash-based content identification systems. Proceedings of the 8th ACM workshop on Digital rights management.
:67-76.

2007


He S, Kirovski D, M. Wu.  2007.  Colluding Fingerprinted Video using the Gradient Attack. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2007. ICASSP 2007. IEEE International Conference on. 2:II-161-II-164-II-161-II-164.

He S, M. Wu.  2007.  Collusion-Resistant Dynamic Fingerprinting for Multimedia. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2007. ICASSP 2007. IEEE International Conference on. 2:II-289-II-292-II-289-II-292.

Varna AL, He S, Swaminathan A, M. Wu, Lu H, Lu Z.  2007.  Collusion-Resistant Fingerprinting for Compressed Multimedia Signals. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2007. ICASSP 2007. IEEE International Conference on. 2:II-165-II-168-II-165-II-168.

M. Wu, Mao Y, Swaminathan A.  2007.  A Signal Processing and Randomization Perspective of Robust and Secure Image Hashing. Statistical Signal Processing, 2007. SSP '07. IEEE/SP 14th Workshop on.
:166-170.

He S, M. Wu.  2007.  Adaptive Detection for Group-Based Multimedia Fingerprinting. Signal Processing Letters, IEEE. 14(12):964-967.

He S, M. Wu.  2007.  Collusion-Resistant Video Fingerprinting for Large User Group. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on. 2(4):697-709.

Varna AL, He S, Swaminathan A, M. Wu.  2007.  Analysis of Nonlinear Collusion Attacks on Fingerprinting Systems for Compressed Multimedia. Image Processing, 2007. ICIP 2007. IEEE International Conference on. 2:II-133-II-136-II-133-II-136.

Gou H, M. Wu.  2007.  Improving Embedding Payload in Binary Imageswith "Super-Pixels". Image Processing, 2007. ICIP 2007. IEEE International Conference on. 3:III-277-III-280-III-277-III-280.

Gou H, Swaminathan A, M. Wu.  2007.  Noise Features for Image Tampering Detection and Steganalysis. Image Processing, 2007. ICIP 2007. IEEE International Conference on. 6:VI-97-VI-100-VI-97-VI-100.

Swaminathan A, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2007.  Nonintrusive component forensics of visual sensors using output images. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on. 2(1):91-106.

Swaminathan A, Mao Y, Su G-M, Gou H, Varna AL, He S, M. Wu, Oard D.  2007.  Confidentiality-preserving rank-ordered search. Proceedings of the 2007 ACM workshop on Storage security and survivability.
:7-12.

Su G-M, Han Z, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2007.  Joint Uplink and Downlink Optimization for Real-Time Multiuser Video Streaming Over WLANs. Selected Topics in Signal Processing, IEEE Journal of. 1(2):280-294.

Mao Y, M. Wu.  2007.  Unicity Distance of Robust Image Hashing. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on. 2(3):462-467.

Swaminathan A, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2007.  A Component Estimation Framework for Information Forensics. Multimedia Signal Processing, 2007. MMSP 2007. IEEE 9th Workshop on.
:397-400.

2006


Mao Y, M. Wu.  2006.  A joint signal processing and cryptographic approach to multimedia encryption. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 15(7):2061-2075.

Chen M, Zheng Y, M. Wu.  2006.  Classification-based spatial error concealment for visual communications. EURASIP J. Appl. Signal Process.. 2006:257-257.

Swaminathan A, Mao Y, M. Wu.  2006.  Robust and secure image hashing. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on. 1(2):215-230.

Su G-M, Han Z, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2006.  A Scalable Multiuser Framework for Video Over OFDM Networks: Fairness and Efficiency. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on. 16(10):1217-1231.

Swaminathan A, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2006.  Image Tampering Identification using Blind Deconvolution. Image Processing, 2006 IEEE International Conference on.
:2309-2312.

Mao Y, M. Wu.  2006.  Security Issues in Cooperative Communications: Tracing Adversarial Relays. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2006. ICASSP 2006 Proceedings. 2006 IEEE International Conference on. 4:IV-IV.

Han Z, Su G-M, Kwasinski A, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2006.  Multiuser distortion management of layered video over resource limited downlink multicode-CDMA. Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on. 5(11):3056-3067.

Su G-M, Chen M, M. Wu.  2006.  Cross-Path PDMA-Based Error Protection for Streaming Multiuser Video over Multiple Paths. Image Processing, 2006 IEEE International Conference on.
:21-24.

Swaminathan A, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2006.  Non-Intrusive Forensic Analysis of Visual Sensors Using Output Images. Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, 2006. ICASSP 2006 Proceedings. 2006 IEEE International Conference on. 5:V-V.

He S, M. Wu.  2006.  Joint coding and embedding techniques for MultimediaFingerprinting. Information Forensics and Security, IEEE Transactions on. 1(2):231-247.

2005


M. Wu, Fridrich J, Goljan M, Gou H.  2005.  Handling uneven embedding capacity in binary images: a revisit. Proceedings of SPIE. 5681(1):194-205.

M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2005.  An interactive and team approach to multimedia design curriculum. Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE. 22(6):14-19.

M. Wu, Joyce RA, Vetro A, Wong H-S, Guan L, Kung S-Y.  2005.  Dynamic network resource allocation using multimedia content features and .... 09/795,952(6947378)

He S, M. Wu.  2005.  Improving collusion resistance of error correcting code based multimedia fingerprinting. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2005. Proceedings. (ICASSP '05). IEEE International Conference on. 2:ii/1029-ii/1032Vol.2-ii/1029-ii/1032Vol.2.

Swaminathan A, Mao Y, M. Wu.  2005.  Security of feature extraction in image hashing. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2005. Proceedings. (ICASSP '05). IEEE International Conference on. 2:ii/1041-ii/1044Vol.2-ii/1041-ii/1044Vol.2.

Mao Y, M. Wu.  2005.  Coordinated sensor deployment for improving secure communications and sensing coverage. Proceedings of the 3rd ACM workshop on Security of ad hoc and sensor networks.
:117-128.

Su G-M, M. Wu.  2005.  Efficient bandwidth resource allocation for low-delay multiuser video streaming. Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on. 15(9):1124-1137.

Wang ZJ, M. Wu, Zhao HV, Trappe W, Liu KJR.  2005.  Anti-collusion forensics of multimedia fingerprinting using orthogonal modulation. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 14(6):804-821.

Gou H, M. Wu.  2005.  Data hiding in curves with application to fingerprinting maps. Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 53(10):3988-4005.

Su G-M, Han Z, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2005.  Joint uplink and downlink optimization for video conferencing over wireless LAN. Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, 2005. Proceedings. (ICASSP '05). IEEE International Conference on. 2:ii/1101-ii/1104Vol.2-ii/1101-ii/1104Vol.2.

He S, M. Wu.  2005.  Building efficient and effective multimedia fingerprints via joint coding and embedding. Proceedings of the 7th workshop on Multimedia and security.
:127-136.

Zhao HV, M. Wu, Wang ZJ, Liu KJR.  2005.  Forensic analysis of nonlinear collusion attacks for multimedia fingerprinting. Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on. 14(5):646-661.

2004


Wang JZ, M. Wu, Trappe W, Liu KJR.  2004.  Group-oriented fingerprinting for multimedia forensics. EURASIP J. Appl. Signal Process.. 2004:2153-2173.

Su G-M, Han Z, Kwasinski A, M. Wu, Liu KJR, Farvardin N.  2004.  Distortion management of real-time MPEG-4 video over downlink multicode CDMA networks. Communications, 2004 IEEE International Conference on. 5:3071-3075Vol.5-3071-3075Vol.5.

M. Wu, Trappe W, Wang ZJ, Liu KJR.  2004.  Collusion-resistant fingerprinting for multimedia. Signal Processing Magazine, IEEE. 21(2):15-27.

Su G-M, Han Z, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2004.  Dynamic distortion control for 3-D embedded wavelet video over multiuser OFDM networks. Global Telecommunications Conference, 2004. GLOBECOM '04. IEEE. 2:650-654Vol.2-650-654Vol.2.

Mao Y, Sun Y, M. Wu, Liu KJR.  2004.  Dynamic join-exit amortization and scheduling for time-efficient group key agreement. INFOCOM 2004. Twenty-third AnnualJoint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies. 4:2617-2627vol.4-2617-2627vol.4.

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