Lina KaramLina Karam

Professor Graduate Program Chair, Computer Engineering
ASU Directory Profile

Personal Webpage

GWC 430 480-965-3694

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).

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
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.

Selected patents
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

Selected publications
M. Gide and L.J. Karam, “A Locally Weighted Fixation Density-Based Metric for Assessing the Quality of Visual Saliency Predictions,” IEEE Trans. on Image Proc., vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 3852-3861, Aug. 2016.

J. Li, B.L. Bennett, L.J. Karam, and J.S. Pettinato, “Stereo Vision Based Automated Solder Ball Height and Substrate Coplanarity Inspection,” IEEE Trans. on Automation Science and Engineering, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 757-771, April 2016.

M. Subedar and L.J. Karam, “3D Blur Discrimination,” ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, vol. 13, issue 3, article no. 12, 13 pages, May 2016, doi 10.1145/2896453.

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.