Mohammad A. Karim, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
Mohammad A. Karim is Provost, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He is Editor of Optics and Laser Technology, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions of Education, and a member of the Editorial Board of Microwave and Optical Technology Letters. Since 2000, he has been chairing the international program committee of the International Conference in Computers and Information Technology (ICCIT). Prior to joining the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Karim served as the first Vice President of Research of the Old Dominion University in Virginia (2004-2013), Dean of Engineering at the City College of New York of the City University of New York (2000-2004), Head of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Tennessee (1998-2000), and Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering (1994-1998) and Founding Director of Electro-Optics (1990-1998) at the University of Dayton in Ohio. He is an elected fellow of the Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (IEEE), Optical Society of America (OSA), the Society of Photo-Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Engineering & Technology, and the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. Professor Karim is author/editor of 19 text and reference books, over 350 research papers, 8 book chapters, 3 US patents, and of numerous technical reports. To date, Dr. Karim served as guest editor of 33 journal special issues and as research mentor of over 55 MS/PhD students. His areas of research encompass optical computing, information processing, pattern/target recognition, night vision, displays, electro-optical systems, and sensors. The list of his research sponsors include Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, US Air Force, Naval Research Laboratory, US Army, NASA, US Department of Education, Ohio Aerospace Institute, US Department of Defense, and Avionics Laboratory of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Mohammad Karim received his BS Honors degree in physics from the University of Dacca, Bangladesh, in 1976, and MS in physics, MS in electrical engineering, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering degrees from the University of Alabama respectively in 1978, 1979, and 1981.
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