Lina Karam

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Research expertise
Image and video processing, compression, and transmission, visual quality assessment, human visual perception, multidimensional signal processing, digital filtering, source coding, and bio-medical imaging

Lina J. Karam received a BA in engineering from the American University of Beirut in 1989, and MS and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1992 and 1995, respectively. She is currently a full professor and is also the director of the Image, Video, and Usability (IVU) Lab and the Real-Time Embedded Signal Processing (RESP) Labs at ASU. Professor Karam is a recipient the National Science Foundation CAREER Award,  NASA Technical Innovation Award, AUB Distinguished Alumnus Award, IEEE Phoenix Section Outstanding Faculty Award, and the Intel Outstanding Researcher Award. She is currently serving as the General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2016) and as the Chief Editor, Proceedings of the IEEE journal, Special issue of Perceptual-based Media Processing.  She also served as the General Chair of the 2011 IEEE Signal Processing Workshop and the 2011 IEEE Signal Processing Education Workshop. She is serving on the editorial board of the IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and previously served on the editorial boards of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, and Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing. She served as the lead guest editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Special Issue on Visual Media Quality Assessment, and as a Technical Program Chair of the 2009 IEEE International Conference on Image Processing. She is a founding member of the International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics for Consumer Electronics (VPQM) and of the International Workshop on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX). She is currently a member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s (SPS) Nominations and Awards Committee (2011 – present). She is an elected member of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s DSP Technical Committee (1996-present), of the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s (SPS) IVMSP Technical Committee (2005-2011), the IEEE SPS Multimedia Technical Committee (2011 – present), and the IEEE SPS Education Technical Committee  (2010-present). She is currently serving as a member of  the IAFSE Dean’s Faculty Advisory Committee.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., electrical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995
M.S., electrical engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992
B.A., engineering, American University of Beirut, 1989

Recognition and awards
IEEE Phoenix Section Outstanding Faculty Award, 2012
Intel Outstanding Researcher Award, 2012
AUB Distinguished Alumnus Award, 2011
IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, 2009
IEEE Signal Processing and Communications Chapter, IEEE Phoenix Section, 2005
NSF CAREER Award, 1998
Georgia Tech Graduate Student Senate Presidential Citation Award, 1994
Society of Women Engineers Outstanding Graduate Student Award, 1994

Selected Publications

Gaurav Sharma, Lina Karam, and Patrick Wolfe, “Select Trends in Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing,” IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, pp. 5-8, Jan. 2012.

Lina J. Karam, Nabil G. Sadaka, Rony Ferzli and Zoran A. Ivanovski, “An Efficient Selective Perceptual-Based Super-Resolution Estimator,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 20, no. 12, pp. 3470-3482, Dec. 2011.

Niranjan D. Narvekar and Lina J. Karam, “A No-Reference Image Blur Metric Based on the Cumulative Probability of Blur Detection (CPBD),” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 20, no. 9, pp. 2678-2682, Sep. 2011.

Asaad F. Said, Bonnie L. Bennett, Lina J. Karam, and Jeff Pettinato, “Automated Detection and Classification of Non-Wet Solder Joints,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 67-80, Jan. 2011.

Wei-Jung Chien & Lina J. Karam, “BLAST-DVC: BitpLAne SelecTive Distributed Video Coding,” Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications Journal, Special Issue on Distributed Video Coding, pp. 437-456, 2010.

Asaad F. Said, Bonnie L. Bennett, Lina J. Karam, and Jeff Pettianto, “Robust Automated Void Detection in Solder Balls and Joints,” OnBoard Technology Magazine, Issue of the Decade on Quality, pp. 36-41, Sep. 2010.