June 28, 2010
Josť M.F. Moura, professor of ECE and biomedical engineering, has been awarded the prestigious distinction of University Professor, the highest academic accolade Carnegie Mellon faculty members can attain. Also receiving the honor this year is Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor David Dzombak.
"Both Professors David Dzombak and Josť Moura are outstanding researchers and particularly dynamic with our students as they work to help our graduates hone the problem-solving skills so essential to achieving success in today's competitive global economy," said Mark S. Kamlet, Carnegie Mellon executive vice president and provost. "We applaud their designation as University Professors, and we look forward to their ongoing innovative academic leadership."
Moura's research focuses on statistical signal and image processing. He is an IEEE fellow, an AAAS fellow and a corresponding member of the Academia das Cie`ncias of Portugal. He received the 2000 IEEE Third Millennium Medal for outstanding achievements and contributions, the 2003 IEEE Signal Processing Meritorious Service Award, the 2006 IBM Faculty Award, the 2007 CIT Outstanding Research Award and the 2008 Philip L. Dowd Fellowship Award for Contributions to Engineering Education. In 2008-2009, he served as president of the 15,000-member IEEE Signal Processing Society.
Moura, director of the Carnegie Mellon | Portugal program, said he was both honored and humbled by the University Professor designation.
"I am extremely pleased with this honor as I continue to work with my students and colleagues to pursue innovative research projects. I will also continue my international education efforts with Portugal colleagues and push the educational envelope for Carnegie Mellon globally," he said.
Moura holds a doctor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science, and electrical engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Instituto Superior Tecnico in Portugal.
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