Headshot of José M. F. Moura

Visiting Scholar


José M. F. Moura is the Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor at CMU and visiting scholar at CUSP, NYU. His interests are in signal processing and data science. 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) that led to a settlement (February 2016) of $750 Million between CMU and Marvell, the largest settlement ever in the information technologies IP area. He co-founded and directs at CMU the CMU|Portugal Program,  a large education and research partnership between CMU and several universities in Portugal. He was (2016) IEEE VP for Technical Activities, IEEE Board Director, and was President of the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), and Editor in Chief for the Transactions on Signal Processing. Moura received several awards, including the CMU College of Engineering Distinguished Professor of Engineering Award, the IEEE SPS Technical Achievement Award and IEEE SPS 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.