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Dr. Mohammad Ataul Karim

(Expatriate Fellow, )

United States of America (USA)
Bangladesh (BD)

Bangladesh. Parents name: Muhammad Abdus Shukur and Anwara Shukur.

He obtained BSc. Hons Physics, University of Dacca (1976); MS Physics, University of Alabama (1978); MS Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama (1979); Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama (1982). Field of Specialization and Research; Optical information processing, pattern recognition, optical computing, and electro-optical systems. Sponsors of his research includes by US Air Force, Naval Research Lab, US Army, National Science Foundation, NASA, US Department of Education, Ohio Aerospace Institute, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Avionics Directorate.

Professsor Mohammad Ataul Karim was Provost, Executive Vice Chancellor, & Chief Operating Officer, University Massachusetts Dartmouth, Massachusetts (2013-2020); Vice President of Research, Old Dominion University, Virginia (2004-2013); Dean of Engineering, City University of New York (2000-2004); Head, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Tennesse Knoxville (1998-2000); Chairperson, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, The University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio (1994-1998); Director, Electro-Optics Program, The University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio (1991-1998); Professor (1993- to date), Associate Professor (1988-1993), Assistant Professor (1981-1988).

Professor Mohammad Ataul Karim has authored 185 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 172 peer-reviewed  conference articles, 19 books, and 9 book-chapters; edited 36 special issues of journals; holds three US patents. His text books Digital Design: A Pragmatic Approach (1987), Electro-Optical Devices and Systems (1990), Optical Computing: An Introduction (1992), Electro-Optical Displays (1992), Continuous Signals and Systems with Matlab (2001, 2009), and Digital Design: Basic Concepts and Principles (2008) are used in universities throughout the world.

He was Elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) in 1993; Society of Photo-Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) in 1995; Bangladesh Academy of Sciences in 2002, the Institute of Physics (InstP) in 2006; the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) in 2006; the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in 2009. His list of professional recognition awards include Fellow (Honoris Causa) of Independent University of Bangladesh (2007); Distinguished Engineering Fellow, The University of Alabama (2004); Outstanding Engineering Research Award, University of Dayton (1998); Outstanding Scientist Award, Engineering and Science Foundation of Dayton (1994); Alumni Award in Scholarship, University of Dayton (1991); Up and Comers Education Award (1990); NASA Tech Brief Award (1990); NCR Stakeholder Award (1989).

Professor Karim served as Editor of Journal of Optics and Laser Technology (1999-2016); Associate Editor, The IEEE Transactions on Education (1997-2019); Member Editorial Board, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters (1992-to date).

Since 2002, Professor Karim has been chairing the International Conference on Computer and Information Technology (established in 1997) held annually in Bangladesh. His edited book on Technical Challenges and Design Issues in Bengali Language Processing (2013) provides a state-of-the-art platform for information communication technology research and development that is of significance to Bengali-speaking people who live in Bangladesh, India and in diaspora in Europe, Middle East, and North America. Professor Karim currently serves on boards of trustees and advisory boards of three private universities - Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Metroploitan University and North South University.

At UMass Dartmouth, Professor Karim was instrumental in development of 4 doctoral, 5 masters’, and 4 bachelor degree programs, 4 accelerated degree programs (in software engineering, political science, nursing and medical laboratory science), and 4 dual degree programs in business; reengineering of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (2017), the College of Nursing and Health Sciences (2019) and Honors College (2020); full accreditation of Massachusetts’ only public law shool; transition of the UMass Dartmouth to both a Carnegie Doctoral: Higher Research Institution and a Tier 1 National University both in 2016. At the City College of the City University of New York, he led development of three highly-popular degree programs respectively in biomedical engineering, computer engineering, and earth and environmental systems science and engineering.

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