Lina Karam

Dr. Lina Karam is currently an Emerita Professor at Arizona State University. She is an Expert Consultant and President of PICARIS, LLC. She is also Chief Technical Advisor at AIAEC LLC. Prior to becoming Emerita Professor, she was a tenured Full Professor, Computer Engineering Program Chair, Computer Engineering Director for Industry Engagement at Arizona State University. From 2020 to 2022, Dr. Karam served as Dean of the School of Engineering at the Lebanese American University. Dr. Karam 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 media coding and transmission, and digital filtering areas. Dr. Karam has been featured in among World Top Computer Science Scientists and in Stanford Study among the top 2% of World Scientists in AI and Image Processing. Dr. Karam is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, NASA Technical Innovation Award, the Intel Outstanding Researcher Award, the IEEE SPS Best Journal Paper Award, the IEEE Phoenix Section Outstanding Faculty Award, and the IEEE Region 6 Award. She served as Editor-in-Chief of the high-impact IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing (IEEE JSTSP) from 2019 to 2021. At ASU, Dr. Karam helped in establishing two transdisciplinary programs, the Computer Engineering Program (across Computer Science and Electrical Engineering) and the Robotics & Autonomous Systems (RAS) Program (across four schools). Dr. Karam served on the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Board of Governors, IEEE SPS Conference Board, IEEE SPS Publications Board, IEEE SPS Awards Board, IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Fellow Evaluation Committee, IEEE PSPB Strategic Planning Committee, IEEE TechRxiv Advisory Board (as Chair), IEEE TAB/PSPB Products and Services Committee, IEEE SPS IVMSP and MMSP Technical Committees, IEEE CAS DSP Technical Committee, IEEE Access Journal Senior Editorial Board, and various journal editorial boards. She served as the General Chair of IEEE ICIP 2016, General Co-Chair of IEEE ICME 2019, Technical Program Chair of IEEE ICIP 2009, General Chair of IEEE DSP/SPE 2011 Workshops. She cofounded the International Conference on Quality of Multimedia Experience (QoMEX). In addition to serving as the EiC of IEEE JSTSP, Dr. Karam served as the Lead Guest Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, Special Issue on Autonomous Driving. She is currently serving on the IEEE TechRxiv Editorial Board, Foundation and Trends in Signal Processing Journal Editorial Board, IEEE EAB Faculty Resources Committee, and IEEE Industry Engagement Committee. She is an inventor with 8 issued US patents in the fields of image/video processing, coding, and transmission, computer vision, and AI/Machine Learning. She is also serving as expert delegate of the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29 Committee (Coding of audio, picture, multimedia and hypermedia information) and participated in JPEG/MPEG standardization activities including integrating AI within upcoming standards.