IEEE President-elect visits CMU-Africa

Staff writer

Mar 27, 2018

Prof. Jose Moura at CMU-Africa

Source: Carnegie Mellon University Africa

Prof. José Moura (4th from left) with the director and students of CMU-Africa


Prof. José M. F. Moura is the Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor at CMU, with interests in signal processing and data science. He is the 2018 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) president-elect. He invented (with Alek Kavcic) a detector found in at least 60% of the disk drives of all computers sold worldwide in the last 13 years (over 3 billion) – the subject of the recent US $750 Million settlement (February 2016) between CMU and Marvell, the largest settlement ever in the information technologies intellectual property area and 3rd largest overall.

His lecture, Cities through the Mobility Looking Glass, highlighted the growing urban population world over, which is expected to grow to 66% of the 9.7 billion humans in the planet by 2050. This presents a great opportunity to develop new data analytics to help city managers and planners to better manage their resources and better design their cities. Click here for more photos from the lecture.