José Moura

Associate Department Head - Research & Strategic Initiatives – ECE Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor – ECEBME Affiliated Faculty – DSSC
Department Data Storage Systems Center
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office B20 Porter Hall
Telephone (412)-268-6341
Fax (412)-268-3890
Assistant Carolyn Patterson

Research Interests

Signal Processing and Telecommunications

Professor Moura works in statistical signal processing and telecommunications. He has interests in video, wireless communications, wavelet-based processing, and detection in high-density recording. Two current research thrust areas are the following:

Content-Based Video Processing

Efficient methods are developed to manipulate, edit, store or transmit video. Rather than representing video in terms of pixels and frames, we describe it by the video contents, which include background and foreground moving objects, such as cars or walking humans.

Robust Detection and Classification

In numerous applications, the detection and classification of a pattern is desirable. Patterns are distorted by noise and other artifacts. Professor Moura's group designs wavelets that are robust to these distortions, and apply these methods to wireless digital and to focusing radar images as in synthetic aperture radar (SAR).

Spiral: Optimized Portable Library of Signal Processing Algorithms

This project combines signal processing algorithms with artificial intelligence and learning methods, compiler technologies and computer architecture design to develop a library of optimized implementations of signal processing algorithms that is portable across a number of high-performance computing platforms.

In the News

  • Carnegie Mellon engineers revolutionized magnetic recording computer disk drive chip
  • Franchetti and researchers awarded DARPA BRASS project
  • DOE selects CMU to pioneer new solar storage projects in the U.S.
  • CMU's HACMS project highlighted in 60 Minutes segment
  • José M. F. Moura named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
  • ECE welcomes José M. F. Moura as its first Associate Department Head for Research and Strategic Initiatives
  •  José  Moura

    Carnegie Mellon, 1986

    Research Area

    Signals and Systems


    Communications, statistical signal/image, video, and multimedia processing, wavelet transforms


    Agregacão, 1979
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Technical University of Lisbon

    DSc, 1975
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    MS, 1973
    Electrical Engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    EE, 1973
    Electrical Engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Licenciado EE, 1969
    Electrical Engineering
    Technical University of Lisbon