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Lina Karam

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Biography

Professor and Computer Engineering Chair; IEEE Fellow
School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Dr. Karam received the B.E. degree in Computer and Communications Engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1989, the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992 and 1995, respectively. She is a full professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering and the Chair of the Computer Engineering Program at Arizona State University (ASU). Her industrial experience includes image and video compression development at AT&T Bell Labs, multidimensional data processing and visualization at Schlumberger, biomedical image processing with Muscale, and collaboration on computer vision, image/video processing, compression, and transmission projects with industries including Intel, Google, Qualcomm, NTT, Motorola, General Dynamics, and NASA. She has over 230 technical publications and she is a co-inventor on a number of patents.

Dr. Karam was awarded a U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER Award, a NASA Technical Innovation Award, the 2012 Intel Outstanding Researcher Award, the 2012 IEEE Phoenix Section Outstanding Faculty Award, and the 2014 IEEE SPS Best Paper Award. She has served on several journal editorial boards, including IEEE SPS journals such as the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, the IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, and the IEEE Signal Processing Letters. She has also served as the lead Guest Editor of the Proceedings of IEEE, Special Issue on Perceptual-Based Media Processing, and as the Lead Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Special Issue on Visual Quality Assessment.

Dr. Karam is a Fellow of the IEEE.  She is a member of the Signal Processing, Circuits and Systems, and Communications Societies of the IEEE.  She has co-founded two international workshops VPQM and QoMEX, with the QoMEX workshop being held yearly with technical sponsorship from IEEE SPS. She has recently initiated the World's First Visual Innovation Award, which was held for the first time at IEEE ICIP 2016. She has served on several conference organization committees, and IEEE technical committees. In particular, she served as the General Chair, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (IEEE ICIP), as well as 2011 IEEE International DSP/SPE Workshops; Technical Area Chair, IEEE ICIP 2015; Technical Program Chair, 2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing; Social Program Chair, 2008 ICASSP; Member-at-Large, SPS Board of Governors (2016-18); Member, SPS TC Review Committee (2016-present); Member,  SPS Conference Board (2003-05 and 2017-present); Senior Editorial Board Member, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2014-present); Editorial Board, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing (2014-present); Member, SPS Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee (2005-11 and 2016-present); IEEE Publication Services and Products Board's Representative to IEEE Women in Engineering (2017-present); Member, IEEE Publication Services and Products Board Strategic Planning Committee (2014-2016); Member, SPS Multimedia Technical Committee (2011-14) and Circuits and Systems Society DSP Technical Committee (1996-present); Member, SPS Nominations and Appointments Committee (2011-14), SPS Education Standing Committee (2010-12) and SPS Technical Directions Board (2008-09) and Chair of its Diversity Committee (2009); Chief Guest Editor, Proceedings of the IEEE, Special issue on Perceptual-based Media Processing; Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Special Issue on Visual Media Quality Assessment; Associate Editor, Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2004-06), and IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1999-2003 and 2007-10); and Chair, SPS and COMSOC Phoenix Chapter (1997-98). Dr. Karam served as a member of the ASU University Promotion and Tenure Committee (2014-2016).

Expertise

Image and Video processing; Image and Video Compression; Computer Vision, Machine Learning for Visual Analytics, Digital Filtering; Image and Video Quality Assessment; Multidimensional Signal Processing; human perception; medical imaging

Education

1995, Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
1992, M.S. Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
1989 Bachelor of Engineering, American University of Beirut

 

Research Interests

Image and Video Processing, Image and Video Compression, Image and Video Transmission, Human Visual Perception, Visual Quality Assessment. Quality of Experience (QoE), Medical Imaging, Bio-medical Image Processing, Multi-Dimensional Signal Processing, Digital Filtering, Joint Souce-Channel Coding, Distributed Source Coding, Distributed Signal Processing.   

Research Activity
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 508Digital Image&Video Proc & Cmp
CEN 584Internship
CEN 590Reading and Conference
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
CEN 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CEN 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEN 584Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
VIP 194-FSESpecial Topics
VIP 294-FSESpecial Topics
VIP 394-FSESpecial Topics
EEE 404Real-Time DSP Systems
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
VIP 494-FSESpecial Topics
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 508Digital Image&Video Proc & Cmp
CEN 580Practicum
EEE 590Reading and Conference
CEN 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
CEN 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
CEN 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
CEN 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CEN 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 507Multidimension Signal Process
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
CEN 790Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEN 584Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 404Real-Time DSP Systems
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 508Digital Image&Video Proc & Cmp
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CEN 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 507Multidimension Signal Process
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
CEN 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
CEN 790Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEN 584Internship
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 404Real-Time DSP Systems
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 508Digital Image&Video Proc & Cmp
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CEN 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 507Multidimension Signal Process
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
CEN 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
CSE 799Dissertation
CEN 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 684Internship
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 404Real-Time DSP Systems
EEE 508Digital Image&Video Proc & Cmp
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
CEN 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 507Multidimension Signal Process
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
CEN 790Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 404Real-Time DSP Systems
EEE 508Digital Image&Video Proc & Cmp
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Presentations

Signal Processing

Image and Video Processing

Image and Video Compression

Computer Vision

Human Perception 

Real-Time Digital Signal Processing

 

Consulting

Patent Preparation and Patent Prosecution

Computer Vision Projects 

Image/Video Processing Projects

Image/Video Compression Projects

In addition to consulting on various projects above with different industries, Dr. Karam's industrial experience includes image and video compression development at AT&T Bell Labs, multidimensional data processing and visualization at Schlumberger, biomedical image processing with Muscale, and collaboration on computer vision, image/video processing, compression, and transmission projects with industries including Intel, Google, Qualcomm, NTT, Motorola, General Dynamics, and NASA. She has over 230 technical publications and she is a co-inventor on 9 patents.

Dr. Karam was awarded a NASA Technical Innovation Award and the 2012 Intel Outstanding Researcher Award. She initiated the World's First Visual Innovation Award that was awarded for the first time in September 2016 in Phoenix, AZ. 

ASU Full Circle Article - Visual tech visionaries honored with innovation awards, 
& the corresponding World's First Visual Innovation Award YouTube Video - Finalists' Keynotes