Minh N. Do was born in Thanh Hoa, Vietnam in 1974. He received the B.Eng. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Canberra,
Australia in 1997, and the Dr.Sci. degree in Communication Systems from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in 2001.
Since 2002, he has been on the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
and holds joint appointments with the Coordinated Science Laboratory, the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Advanced Digital Sciences Center, and the Department of Bioengineering.
His current research interests include signal processing, computational imaging, geometric vision, and data science.
He received a Silver Medal from the 32nd International Mathematical Olympiad in 1991, a University Medal from the University of Canberra in 1997,
a Doctorate Award from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne in 2001, and a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2003.
He co-authored on two papers with Arthur L. da Cunha and Ha T. Nguyen that received Best Student Paper Awards at the IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP) in 2005, a paper with Yue Lu that received a Most Innovative Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP) in 2006, and a paper with Yue Lu that received a Student Paper Award at ICIP in 2007.
He received a Young Author Best Paper Award from the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2008 for a paper with Martin Vetterli.
He was named a Beckman Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study, UIUC in 2006, and received a Xerox Award for Faculty Research, College of Engineering, UIUC, in 2007. He was a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Theory and Methods and Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committees, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He was elevated as an IEEE Fellow in 2014 for contributions to image representation and computational imaging. He has contributed to several tech-transfer efforts, including as a co-founder and CTO of Personify and Chief Scientist of Misfit.
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