José M.F. Moura

CMU Director, Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program

José M. F. Moura,, is the Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor at CMU, with interests in signal processing and data science. He was a Professor at IST, Lisbon, Portugal, and visiting professor at MIT and NYU. He holds 14 patents and has published over 500 papers. His technology has been licensed by INTEL among others. He invented (with Alek Kavcic) a patented detector found in at least 60% of the disk drives of all computers sold worldwide in the last 13 years (over 3 billion and counting) – the subject of the recent settlement (February 2016) of $750 Million between CMU and Marvell, the largest settlement ever in the information technologies IP area and 3rd largest overall. He was (2016) IEEE VP for Technical Activities, was IEEE Board Director, and was President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), and Editor in Chief for the Transactions on SP. Moura received the IEEE SPS Technical Achievement Award and Society Award. He is Fellow of the IEEE and of AAAS, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of Portugal, Fellow of the US National Academy of Innovators, and member of the US National Academy of Engineering.