CenSCIR Faculty Co-Directors —José Moura & Irving Oppenheim
Jose Moura José Moura

Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Co-Director, Center for Sensed Critical Infrastructure Research

Email: moura@cmu.edu
Phone: 412-268-6341

BP B20
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Prof. José M. F. Moura 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. 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 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.

By Fall 2005, he has graduated 28 PhD students and 29 master students. Many other researchers joined his group over the years as post-docs or visiting scholars. These scholars and his students have gone to better and greater things in their lives, pursuing careers in academia, government and industrial labs, small and large companies, and live now in many corners of the US and of the World. Over the years, many undergraduates have carried out projects and Honor Theses in his research group.

His research interests are in the areas of statistical and algebraic signal and image processing. Current projects 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.

José Moura has been involved as a volunteer in a number of positions with professional societies like IEEE. He is the President Elect of the IEEE Signal Processing Society for the period 2006-2007 and will serve as President of the same Society in 2008-2009. He was editor in chief (EIC) for the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and acting EIC for the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He was Vice-President Publications for the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) and Vice-President Publications for the IEEE Sensors Council. He was on the Board of Governors of the IEEE SPS. He chaired the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) Transactions Committee that joins the eighty+ EICs for all IEEE Transactions and Journals and was a member of the TAB Publications Committee. He is currently on the TAB Publications Review Committee, and on the Board of several journals, including the IEEE Proceedings, the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, and the ACM Sensors Network Journal. He serves presently on the Steering Committee of the ACM/IEEE Information Processing in Sensor Networks Conference (IPSN) and served on the Steering Committee of the IEEE International Symposium on BioImaging (ISBI) and on the steering committee of the IEEE Transactions on Multimedia.

José M. F. Moura is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of AAAS, and a corresponding member of the Academia das Ciências de Lisboa (Portugal). He received the IEEE Third Millenium Medal and the 2003 IEEE Signal Processing Society Meritorious Service Award.

Irving Oppenheim Irving Oppenheim

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering & Architecture

Co-Director, Center for Sensed Critical Infrastructure Research

Email: ijo@cmu.edu
Phone: 412-268-2950

107A Porter Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Interest:

Structural mechanics, building design, robotics, and infrastructure sensing


Ph.D. 1972, University of Cambridge