Charles A. Bouman

Charles A. Bouman received a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981, and a MS degree in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982. From 1982 to 1985, he was a staff member in the Analog Device Technology Group at MIT, Lincoln Laboratory. In 1987 and 1989, he received MA and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Princeton University under the support of an IBM graduate fellowship. In 1989, he joined the faculty of Purdue University where he holds the rank of Professor with a primary appointment in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a secondary appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Professor Bouman's research focuses on the use of statistical image models, multiscale techniques, and fast algorithms in applications including multiscale image segmentation, tomographic image reconstruction, image printing and rendering, and document segmentation and compression. Professor Bouman's research has resulted in new methods for image rendering, halftoning, and display that have been widely used in commercial products. Professor Bouman has authored over 40 journal publications, over 100 conference publications, and is an inventor on six issued patents. He has performed research for numerous government and industrial organizations including the National Science Foundation, the US Army, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, NEC Corporation, Apple Computer, and Eastman Kodak.

Professor Bouman is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biomedical Engineering (AIMBE), a member of the SPIE and IS&T professional societies, a recipient of IS&T's Raymond C. Bowman Award for outstanding contributions to digital imaging education and research, and a University Faculty Scholar of Purdue University. He has been an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. He has also been the Awards Chair for the ICIP 1998 organizing committee, Co-Chair of the SPIE/IS&T conferences on Visual Communications and Image Processing 2000 (VCIP), and a member of the IEEE Image and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee. Currently, he is the Vice President of Publications and a member of the Board of Directors for the IS&T Society, and he is the founder and co-chair of the SPIE/IS&T conference on Computational Imaging.

(Professional Biography- April 2003)