Graduate Program Chair, Computer engineering
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Research expertise: Image and video processing, compression, and transmission, computer vision, visual quality assessment, human visual perception, multidimensional signal processing, digital filtering, source coding, and bio-medical imaging.
Lina Karam is a full professor and the director of the Image, Video, and Usability (IVU) Lab and the Real-Time Embedded Signal Processing (RESP) Labs at ASU. In addition, Dr. Karam is program chair for the Computer Engineering graduate programs (MS and PhD). She is an IEEE Fellow, the highest grade level in IEEE which is conferred each year to no more than one-tenth of 1% of all IEEE voting members, for her contributions in the image and video processing, visual communications, and digital filtering areas. She is currently serving as the General Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP 2016). 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 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). Karam 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, 2014-present).
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
National Science Foundation CAREER Award; NASA Technical Innovation Award; AUB Distinguished Alumnus Award; IEEE Phoenix Section Outstanding Faculty Award; Intel Outstanding Researcher Award; IEEE Fellow; IEEE SPS Best Journal Paper Award.
Lina J. Karam and Asaad F. Said, “Automatic cell migration and proliferation analysis,” United States Patent 9,082,164. Issued July 14, 2015
Applications: Cancer Diagnosis, Drug Discovery, Cell Migration Rate, Cell Count, biomedical imaging
Katherine Blinick, Lina Karam, Glen Abousleman, “System and Method for Transmission of Video Signals using Multiple Channels,” United States Patent 7,551,671 B2. Issued June 23, 2009
Srenivas Varadarajan and Lina J. Karam, “A No-Reference Texture Regularity Metric Based on Visual Saliency,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, pp. 2784 – 2796, Sept. 2015.
Jinjin Li, Bonnie Bennett, Lina J. Karam, and Jeffrey S. Pettinato, “Stereo Vision Based Automated Solder Ball Height and Substrate Coplanarity Inspection,” IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, 15 pages, March 2015.
Qian Xu, Srenivas Varadarajan, Chaitali Chakrabarti, and Lina J. Karam, “A Distributed Canny Edge Detector: Algorithm and FPGA Implementation,” IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, vol. 23, issue 7, pp. 2944-2960, July 2014.
Lina J. Karam, W. Bastiaan Klein, and Karon MacLean, “Perception-based Media Processing,” Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 101, issue 9, pp. 1900-1904, Sep. 2013.