Charles A. Bouman

Showalter Professor

of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN 47907


Phone: (765) 494-0340




Charles A. Bouman received a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1981 and a MS degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982. From 1982 to 1985, he was a full staff member at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and in 1989 he received a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Princeton University. He joined the faculty of Purdue University in 1989 where he is currently the Showalter Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. He also is a founding co-director of PurdueÕs Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility located in PurdueÕs Research Park.

Professor Bouman's research focuses on the use of statistical image models, multiscale techniques, and fast algorithms in applications including tomographic reconstruction, medical imaging, and document rendering and acquisition. Professor Bouman is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), a Fellow of the society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T), a Fellow of the SPIE professional society. He is also a recipient of IS&TÕs Raymond C. Bowman Award for outstanding contributions to digital imaging education and research, has been a Purdue University Faculty Scholar, received the College of Engineering Engagement/Service Award, and Team Award, and in 2014 he received the Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year award. He was previously the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and he is currently the Vice President of Technical Activities for IEEE Signal Processing Society. 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 Co-Chair of the 2006 SPIE/IS&T Symposium on Electronic Imaging, Co-Chair of the SPIE/IS&T conferences on Visual Communications and Image Processing 2000 (VCIP), a 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.