Media And Security Team (MAST)


Lab Name and Affiliation

Media And Security Team (MAST)

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Min Wu (S'95-M'01-SM'06-F'11) received the B.E. degree in electrical engineering and the B.A. degree in economics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China (both with the highest honors), in 1996, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, in 2001. Since 2001, she has been with the University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA, where she is currently a Professor and a University Distinguished Scholar-Teacher. She leads the Media and Security Team (MAST) at the University of Maryland, with main research interests on information security and forensics and multimedia signal processing. She has coauthored two books and holds eight U.S. patents on multimedia security and communications. She is a co-recipient of the two Best Paper Awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society and EURASIP.

She received the NSF CAREER Award in 2002, the TR100 Young Innovator Award from the MIT Technology Review Magazine in 2004, the ONR Young Investigator Award in 2005, the Computer World "40 Under 40 IT" Innovator Award in 2007, the IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Early Career Teaching Award in 2009, and the University of Maryland Invention of the Year Award in 2012. She has served as a Vice President Finance of the IEEE Signal Processing Society from 2010 to 2012 and Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Information Forensics and Security from 2012 to 2013. She is an IEEE Fellow for contributions to multimedia security and forensics.

Lab Introduction

The Media And Security Team led by Prof. Min Wu was established in Fall 2001 at University of Maryland, College Park. A number of research and education activities related to multimedia signal processing and information security have been carried out, thanks to the effort by a dedicated group of MASTers. Among them are many talented graduate and undergraduate students - who are inspiring to work with and fun to have as friends. We are also grateful for having wonderful collaborators over the years and support from government and industrial sponsors. Check out our new work, and share our joy for the milestones achieved by our MASTers.

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