Mohammad Karim


Mohammad Karim, PhD


Electrical & Computer Engineering



Science & Engineering 214A


1976University of Dacca, BangladeshBS Honors in physics
1978University of AlabamaMS in Physics
1979University of AlabamaMS in Electrical Engineering
1981University of AlabamaPhD in Electrical Engineering



Mohammad A. Karim is the former Provost, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Chief Operating Officer at UMass Dartmouth.

Previously, he 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 (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, Asia-Pacific Artificial Intelligence Association (AAIA), and the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Karim is author/editor of 19 text and reference books, over 365 research papers, 13 book chapters, 3 US patents, and of numerous technical reports. Dr. Karim served as guest editor of 36 journal special issues and as research mentor for over 55 MS/PhD students. 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.

Dr. Karim's 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 PhD. in electrical engineering degrees from the University of Alabama respectively in 1978, 1979, and 1981.