José Moura Elected to the National Academy of Engineering


José M. F. Moura 

José M.F. Moura, director of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. University Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Moura was elected for his contributions to the theory and practice of statistical signal processing.


“Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to ‘engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature,’ and to the ‘pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education,’” explains the news release sent by the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

For José M.F. Moura “it is especially rewarding this recognition by the other members of the (U.S.) National Academy of Engineers. Of course, I realize that this reflects much on my students and collaborators with whom I have had the privilege of working over the years. I look forward to joining the NAE and continue my work on making sense out of noisy data be it in medical imaging, wireless communications, reading bits from disk drives, or social networks.”

The National Academy of Engineering also elected Lorenz T. Biegler, Bayer Professor of Chemical Engineering, at Carnegie Mellon University, by his contributions in large scale nonlinear optimization theory and algorithms for application to process optimization, design, and control.

This year the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE) elected 69 new members and 11 foreign associates, bringing its membership to 2,250 peer-elected members and foreign associates. The members of the U.S. NAE are senior professionals in business, academia, and government who are among the world’s most accomplished engineers. They provide the leadership and expertise for numerous projects focused on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life.


February, 2013