Carnegie Mellon University

Jose Moura

Dr. Jose M. F. Moura

University Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Baker/Porter Hall B20
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


  • Engenheiro Electrotécnico, IST, 1969
  • M.Sc., Electrical Engineering, MIT, 1973
  • Electrical Engineering, MIT, 1973
  • D.Sc., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1975
  • Agregação em Ciências da Engenharia, IST, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, 1978


Prof. José M. F. Moura is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, he is the Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor at CMU. He is IEEE 2016 Vice President for Technical Activities. He was elected University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University to recognize his professional achievement as well as his breadth of interests and competence. This title is conferred on faculty members with exceptional national or international distinction. He joined CMU in 1986 as a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently he holds also a courtesy appointment as Professor with the Department of BioMedical Engineering. He is the founder and Director of the Information and Communications Technology Institute (ICTI) and co-founder and co-director of the Center for Sensed Critical Infrastructures Research (CenSCIR). Prior to joining CMU, he was on the faculty at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), the Engineering School of the Technical University of Lisbon (Portugal). He has had visiting faculty appointments at MIT: in 1984-86 as Genrad Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (visiting) and in 1999-2000 and 2006-2007 as visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering. He was also a visiting Research Scholar at the University of Southern California in the Summers of 1979-1981. He received his D.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT where he also received his MSc. in Electrical Engineering and the Electrical Engineering degree. He holds a Licenciatura em Engenharia Electrotécnica from IST.


His research interests are in the areas of data and network science, statistical and algebraic signal and image processing and network science. Projects he has worked on include distributed detection in sensor networks, time reversal imaging, bioimaging, SMART, and SPIRAL. In statistical signal and image processsing application areas where he has worked include: distributed decision making and estimation in sensor networks, detection and imaging in highly cluttered environments using time reversal, detection and estimation theory in digital communications and high density recording, design of good performance low density parity check (LDPC) codes, image and video representations, and medical imaging. In algebraic signal processing, he is interested in the concept of representations with applications in the design of fast algorithms and their fast implementations, and of invariance in image analysis, e.g., statistical shape theory.

Research Interests: post processing and interpretation of medical images; automated image segmentation; registration, classification, and interpretation; MRI imaging; microwave non-invasive imaging

Awards and Recognition

  • Member, National Academy of Engineering

  • President-elect, IEEE, 2018

  • IEEE Division IX Director and Member of Board of Directors, 2012-2013

  • IEEE Signal Processing Society Technical Achievement Award for fundamental contributions to statistical signal processing, 2010

  • University Professor, 2010


  • President, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 2008-2009

  • CIT Outstanding Research Award, 2007

  • IBM Faculty Fellow, 2006

  • Elected AAAS Fellow, 2005

  • IEEE Signal Processing Society 2003 Meritorious Service Award, 2004