Mohammad A. Karim, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research
Mohammad A. Karim is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Vice President for Research at ODU. He is Editor of Optics and Laser Technology, an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Education, and a member of the Editorial Boards of Microwave and Optical Technology Letters and World Journal of Modeling and Simulation. Since 2002, Dr. Karim has been chairing the program committee of the International Conference on Computers and Information Technology (ICCIT).
Dr. Karim is an elected fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), the Society of Photo-Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Institute of Physics (InstP), the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET), and the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. He is author of 19 books, over 365 research papers, and 7 book chapters and has served as guest editor of 33 journal special issues. 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. He served as research mentor of over 60 MS/PhD students during his career.
Prior to joining ODU in July 2004, Mohammad Karim served as Dean of Engineering at the City College of New York of the City University of New York. He 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.