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Lina Karam

Lina Karam

Professor, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

karam@asu.edu

480-965-3694

School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Arizona State University
PO Box 875706
Tempe, AZ 85287-5706

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
  • Professor, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

Biography

Lina Karam is currently a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, and the director of the R&D Image, Video, and Usability (IVU) Lab. She also served as the Computer Engineering Graduate Program Chair and as Computer Engineering Director for Industry Engagement at ASU. She is also the President of PICARIS, LLC, a consulting company on media processing, compression, understanding, and analytics, and serves as expert consultant in patent litigation. Karam is the Editor-In-Chief of the prestigious IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing. 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 media compression and transmission, and digital filtering areas. Karam is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, NASA Technical Innovation Award, the Intel Outstanding Researcher Award, the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s Best Journal Paper Award, IEEE Phoenix Section Outstanding Faculty Award, and IEEE Region 6 Award. Her industrial experience includes image and video processing and compression development at AT&T Bell Labs (Murray Hill), multi-dimensional data processing and visualization at Schlumberger, and collaborations on computer vision, machine learning, automated mobility, digital filtering, image/video processing, compression, and transmission projects with various industries including Intel, Qualcomm, Google, NTT, TCL, Motorola, Freescale, General Dynamics, Texas Instruments, NXP, The Mathworks, and NASA. She directed numerous funded projects that led to successful technology transfer with industry partners. She recently initiated an ASU-Silicon Valley Industry Partnership Program for Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Students, and was recently invited to participate as a judge in Vision Tank 2019, a competition event held in Silicon Valley for startup companies. She initiated and helped in establishing the World’s First Visual Innovation Award in 2016 and more recently the World’s First Multimedia Star Innovator Award in 2019. Karam served as the lead ASU ADAS faculty advisor for the DoE/GM sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (EcoCAR3) Competition. She also led interdisciplinary university-industry-government initiatives for defining the next-generation of safe and efficient automated mobility at scale and is currently serving as the lead guest editor of a special issue on autonomous driving. Karam was recently featured on FOX 10 News (October 30, 2018) in a segment on driverless cars and in a news article in the Phoenix Business Review Journal on Waymo’s Self-Driving Truck Testing. She also participated in various panels on self-driving cars and smart cities including panels organized for law professionals, local cities, and public outreach. Karam has over 220 technical publications and she is an inventor on seven issued US patents. She is a member of the National Academy of Inventors, ASU Chapter. She served on the IEEE Publication Services and Products Board (PSPB) Strategic Planning Committee, the IEEE Signal Processing Society’s (SPS) Board of Governors, the IEEE Circuits and Systems’ Fellow Evaluation Committee, the IEEE SPS Conference Board, and on the editorial boards of several high-impact journals. She served as General Co-Chair of IEEE ICME 2019, General Chair for IEEE ICIP 2016, Technical Program Chair for IEEE ICIP 2009, and General Chair for the 2011 IEEE DSP/SPE Workshops. She co-founded the international QoMEX conference. She is currently serving on the IEEE SPS Publication Board, IEEE SPS Award Board, and as a member of the IEEE SPS Image, Video & Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee, and of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society’s DSP Technical Committee.

Education

  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1995
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, American University of Beirut, 1992
  • BE, Computer and Communications Engineering, American University of Beirut, 1989

Expertise

Journal Articles

2019

Borkar, T. S. and L. J. Karam. 2019. DeepCorrect: Correcting DNN models against image distortions. IEEE Transactions in Image Processing 28(12):6022-6034. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2019.2924172. (link )

Dodge, S. F. and L. Karam. 2019. Human and DNN classification performance on images with quality distortions: A comparative study. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP) 16(2):Art 7. DOI: 10.1145/3306241. (link )

Mounsef, J. and L. Karam. 2019. Augmented sparse representation classifier for blurred face recognition. IET Biometrics 8(6):431-442. DOI: 10.1049/iet-bmt.2018.5242. (link )

Prakash, C. D., F. Akhbari and L. J. Karam. 2019. Robust obstacle detection for advanced driver assistance systems using distortions of inverse perspective mapping of a monocular camera. Robotics and Autonomous Systems 114(Apr):172-186. DOI: 10.1016/j.robot.2018.12.004. (link )

2018

Dodge, S. F. and L. J. Karam. 2018. Quality robust mixtures of deep neural networks. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 27(11):5553-5562. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2018.2855966. (link )

Dodge, S. F. and L. J. Karam. 2018. Visual saliency prediction using a mixture of deep neural networks. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 27(8):4080-4090. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2018.2834826. (link )

Dodge, S., J. Mounsef and L. Karam. 2018. Unconstrained ear recognition using deep neural networks. IET Biometrics 7(3):207-214. DOI: 10.1049/iet-bmt.2017.0208. (link )

Haddad, B. M., S. Yang, L. J. Karam, J. Ye, N. S. Patel and M. W. Braun. 2018. Multifeature, sparse-based approach for defects detection and classification in semiconductor units. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 15(1):145-159. DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2016.2594288. (link )

Shrotre, A. and L. J. Karam. 2018. Full reference objective quality assessment for reconstructed background images. Journal of Imaging 4(6):Art 82. DOI: 10.3390/jimaging4060082. (link )

2017

Gide, M. S. and L. J. Karam. 2017. Computational visual attention models. Foundations and TrendsĀ® in Signal Processing 10(4):347-427. DOI: 10.1561/2000000055. (link )

2016

Gide, M. S. and L. J. Karam. 2016. A locally weighted fixation density-based metric for assessing the quality of visual saliency predictions. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 25(8):3852-3861. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2016.2577498. (link )

Golestaneh, S. and L. J. Karam. 2016. Reduced-reference quality assessment based on the entropy of DWT coefficients of locally weighted gradient magnitudes. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 25(11):5293-5303. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2016.2601821. (link )

Li, J., B. L. Bennett, L. J. Karam and J. S. Pettinato. 2016. Stereo vision based automated solder ball height and substrate coplanarity inspection. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 13(2):757-771. DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2015.2403836. (link )

Subedar, M. M. and L. J. Karam. 2016. 3D blur discrimination. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception (TAP) 13(3):Art 12. DOI: 10.1145/2896453. (link )

2015

Varadarajan, S. and L. J. Karam. 2015. A no-reference texture regularity metric based on visual saliency. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 24(9):284-2796. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2015.2416632. (link )

2014

Kanberoglu, B., N. Z. Moore, D. Frakes, L. J. Karam, J. P. Debbins and M. C. Preul. 2014. Neuronavigation using three-dimensional proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy data. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery 92:306-314. DOI: 10.1159/000363751. (link )

Wu, S., J. E. Caviedes, L. J. Karam and I. Heynderickx. 2014. The effect of applying 2D enhancement algorithms on 3D video content. Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering 2014:Art 601392. DOI: 10.1155/2014/601392. (link )

Xu, Q., S. Varadarajan, C. Chakrabarti and L. J. Karam. 2014. A distributed canny edge detector: Algorithm and FPGA implementation. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 23(7):2944-2960. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2014.2311656. (link )

Zhu, T. and L. J. Karam. 2014. A no-reference objective image quality metric based on perceptually weighted local noise. EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing 2014:Art. 5. DOI: 10.1186/1687-5281-2014-5. (link )

2013

Karam, L. J., W. B. Kleijn and K. MacLean. 2013. Perception-based media processing [scanning the issue]. Proceedings of the IEEE 101(9):1900-1904. DOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2013.2270898. (link )

Pulipaka, A., P. Seeling, M. Reisslein and L. J. Karam. 2013. Traffic and statistical multiplexing characterization of 3-D video representation formats. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting 59(2):382-389. DOI: 10.1109/TBC.2013.2244792. (link )

2012

Gupta, R., A. Pulipaka, P. Seeling, L. J. Karam and M. Reisslein. 2012. H.264 Coarse grain scalable (CGS) and medium grain scalable (MGS) encoded video: A trace based traffic and quality evaluation. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting 58(3):428-439. DOI: 10.1109/TBC.2012.2191702. (link )

Said, A. F., B. L. Bennett, L. J. Karam, A. Siah, K. Goodman and J. S. Pettinato. 2012. Automated void detection in solder balls in the presence of vias and other artifacts. IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology 2(11):1890-1901. DOI: 10.1109/TCPMT.2011.2182613. (link )

Sharma, G., L. Karam and P. Wolfe. 2012. Select trends in image, video, and multidimensional signal processing [in the spotlight]. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 29(1):174-176. DOI: 10.1109/MSP.2011.943130. (link )

2011

Chikkerur, S., V. Sundaram, M. Reisslein and L. J. Karam. 2011. Objective video quality assessment methods: A classification, review, and performance comparison. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting 57(2):165-182. DOI: 10.1109/TBC.2011.2104671. (link )

Ebrahimi, T., L. Karam, F. Pereira, K. El-Maleh and I. S. Burnett. 2011. The quality of multimedia: Challenges and trends [from the guest editors]. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 28(6):17-148. DOI: 10.1109/MSP.2011.942546. (link )

Karam, L. J., N. Sadaka, R. Ferzli and Z. A. Ivanovski. 2011. An efficient selective perceptual-based super-resolution estimator. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 20(12):3470-3482. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2011.2159324. (link )

Narvekar, N. D. and L. J. Karam. 2011. A no-reference image blur metric based on the cumulative probability of blur detection (CPBD). IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 20(9):2678-2683. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2011.2131660. (link )

Said, A. F., B. L. Bennett, L. J. Karam and J. S. Pettinato. 2011. Automated detection and classification of non-wet solder joints. IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering 8(1):67-80. DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2010.2043097. (link )

2009

Chien, W. and L. J. Karam. 2009. BLAST-DVC: BitpLAne SelecTive distributed video coding. Multimedia Tools and Applications 48:427-456. DOI: 10.1007/s11042-009-0314-8. (link )

Chien, W. and L. J. Karam. 2009. Transform-domain distributed video coding with rate-distortion-based adaptive quantisation. IET Image Processing 3(6):340-354. DOI: 10.1049/iet-ipr.2008.0207. (link )

Ferzli, R. and L. J. Karam. 2009. A no-reference objective image sharpness metric based on just-noticeable blur and probability summation. https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/4799375 18(4):717-728. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2008.2011760. (link )

Karam, L., I. Alkamal, A. Gatherer, G. A. Frantz and D. V. Anderson. 2009. Trends in multicore DSP platforms. IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 26(6):38-49. DOI: 10.1109/MSP.2009.934113. (link )

Karam, L. J., T. Ebrahimi, S. S. Hemami, T. N. Pappas, R. J. Safranek, Z. Wang and A. Watson. 2009. Introduction to the issue on visual media quality assessment. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 3(2):189-192. DOI: 10.1109/JSTSP.2009.2015485. (link )

2008

Lenoski, B., L. C. Baxter, L. J. Karam, J. Maisog and J. P. Debbins. 2008. On the performance of autocorrelation estimation algorithms for fMRI analysis. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 2(6):828-838. DOI: 10.1109/JSTSP.2008.2007819. (link )

Van der Auwera, G., P. T. David, M. Reisslein and L. J. Karam. 2008. Traffic and quality characterization of the H.264/AVC scalable video coding extension. Advances in Multimedia 2008(2):Art. 1. DOI: 10.1155/2008/164027. (link )

2007

Karam, L. J. and T. Lam. 2007. Selective error detection for error-resilient wavelet-based image coding. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 16(12):2936-2942. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2007.909321. (link )

Van der Auwera, G., M. Reisslein and L. J. Karam. 2007. Corrections to "Video texture and motion based modeling of rate variability-distortion (VD) curves". IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting 53(4):811. DOI: 10.1109/TBC.2007.908936. (link )

Van der Auwera, G., M. Reisslein and L. J. Karam. 2007. Video texture and motion baed modeling of rate variability-distortion (VD) curves. IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting 53(3):637-648. DOI: 10.1109/TBC.2007.903624. (link )

2006

Liu, Z., L. J. Karam and A. B. Watson. 2006. JPEG2000 encoding with perceptual distortion control. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 15(7):1763-1778. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2006.873460. (link )

2005

Liu, Z. and L. J. Karam. 2005. Mutual information-based analysis of JPEG2000 contexts. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 14(4):411-422. DOI: 10.1109/TIP.2004.841199. (link )

2002

Abousleman, G. P., T. Lam and L. J. Karam. 2002. Robust hyperspectral image coding with channel-optimized trellis-coded quantization. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 40(4):820-830. DOI: 10.1109/TGRS.2002.1006360. (link )

Hontsch, I. and L. J. Karam. 2002. Adaptive image coding with perceptual distortion control. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 11(3):213-222. DOI: 10.1109/83.988955. (link )

2001

Hasan, Y. M., L. J. Karam, M. Falkinburg, A. Helwig and M. Ronning. 2001. Canonic signed digit Chebyshev FIR filter design. IEEE Signal Processing Letters 8(6):167-169. DOI: 10.1109/97.923041. (link )

2000

Francescomaria, M., T. Acharya and L. J. Karam. 2000. Wavelet-based perceptually lossless coding of R-G-B images. Journal of Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering 7(2):117-134. DOI: 10.3233/ICA-2000-7203. (link )

Hasan, Y. M. and L. J. Karam. 2000. Morphological reversible contour representation. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 22(3):227-240. DOI: 10.1109/34.841755. (link )

Hasan, Y. M. and L. J. Karam. 2000. Morphological text extraction from images. IEEE Transactions on Image Processing 9(11):1978-1983. DOI: 10.1109/83.877220. (link )

Hontsch, I. and L. J. Karam. 2000. Locally adaptive perceptual image coding. EEE Transactions on Image Processing, 9(8):1472-1483. DOI: 10.1109/83.862622. (link )

Lam, T., G. P. Abousleman and L. J. Karam. 2000. Image coding with robust channel-optimized trellis-coded quantization. IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 18(6):940-951. DOI: 10.1109/49.848248. (link )

1999

Karam, L. J. 1999. Two-dimensional FIR filter design by transformation. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 47(5):1474-1478. DOI: 10.1109/78.757246. (link )

Karam, L. J. and J. H. McClellan. 1999. Chebyshev digital FIR filter design. Signal Processing 76(1):17-36. DOI: 10.1016/S0165-1684(98)00244-8. (link )

1997

Karam, L. J. and J. H. McClellan. 1997. Efficient design of digital filters for 2-D and 3-D depth migration. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing 45(4):1036-1044. DOI: 10.1109/78.564191. (link )

1995

Karam, L. J. and J. H. McClellan. 1995. Complex Chebyshev approximation for FIR filter design. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Analog and Digital Signal Processing 42(3):207-216. DOI: 10.1109/82.372870. (link )

1993

Evans, B. L., L. J. Karam, K. A. West and J. H. McClellan. 1993. Learning signals and systems with Mathematica. IEEE Transactions on Education 36(1):72-78. DOI: 10.1109/13.204820. (link )

Books

2008

Karam, L. J. and N. Mounsef. 2008. Introduction to Engineering: A Starter's Guide With Hands-On Analog Multimedia Explorations. Morgan & Claypool. DOI: 10.2200/S00139ED1V01Y200806ENG006. ISBN: 9781598297591 .

Karam, L. J. and N. Mounsef. 2008. Introduction to Engineering: A Starter's Guilde with Hands-On Digital Multimedia and Robotics Explorations. Morgan & Claypool. ISBN: 9781598297621.

Book Chapters

2015

Molieri, V., L. J. Karam and Z. Lacroix. 2015. CLAST: Clustereing biological sequences. Pp. 203-220 In: Tran, Q. N. and H. Arabnia eds., Emerging Trends in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Systems Biology. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-802508-6. (link )

2013

Sadaka, N. and L. J. Karam. 2013. Perceptually driven super-resolution techniques. Pp. 251-286 In: Lukac, R. ed., Perceptual Digital Imaging: Methods and Applications. CRC Press. Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 978-1439868560.

2009

Karam, L. J. 2009. Chapter 16 - Lossless image compression. Pp. 385-419 In: Bovik, A. ed., The Essential Guide to Image Processing (2nd Ed). Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-374457-9.

2005

Karam, L. J. 2005. 5.1 - Lossless coding. Pp. 643-660 In: Bovik, A. ed., Handbook of Image and Video Processing: A Volume in Communications, Networking and Multimedia. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-119792-6.

Rajashekar, U., A. C. Bovik, D. Sage, M. Unser, L. J. Karam and R. L. Legendijk. 2005. 2.4 - Image processing education. Pp. 73-95 In: Bovik, A. ed., Handbook of Image and Video Processing: A Volume in Communications, Networking and Multimedia. Elsevier. ISBN: 978-0-12-119792-6.

2000

Karam, L. J. 2000. 5.1 Lossless coding. Pp. 461-474 In: Bovik, A. ed., Handbook of Image & Video Processing. Academic Press. ISBN: 978-0121197902.

1998

Karam, L. J. and J. H. McClellan. 1998. Section IV Digital filtering introduction. Pp. IV-1 In: Madisetti, V. K. and D. B. Williams eds., The Digital Signal Processing Handbook. CRC Press/IEEE Press. ISBN: 978-0849385728.

Karam, L. J., J. H. McClellan, I. W. Selesnick and C. S. Burrus. 1998. Digital filtering. Pp. 11-1 - 11-71 In: Madisetti, V. K. and D. B. Williams eds., The Digital Signal Processing Handbook. CRC Press/IEEE Press. ISBN: 978-0849385728.

Conference Papers

2010

Said, A. F., B. L. Bennett, L. Karam and J. Pettinato. 2010. Robust automated void detection in solder balls and joints. Pp. 639-669 Proceedings of IPC APEX EXPO Technical Conference 2010. IPC APEX EXPO Technical Conference 2010. Las Vegas, NV. (link )

Thesis (PhD)

1995

Karam, L. J. 1995. Design of Complex Digital FIR Filters in the Chebyshev Sense. PhD dissertation. Georgia Institute of Technology.