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.


Professor BoumanÕs research is in statistical signal and image processing in applications ranging from medical to scientific and consumer imaging. His research resulted in the first commercial model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) system for medical X-ray computed tomography (CT), and he is co-inventor on over 50 issued patents that have been licensed and used in millions of consumer imaging products. Professor Bouman is a member of the National Academy of Inventors, 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 the recipient of the 2014 Electronic Imaging Scientist of the Year award, and the IS&TÕs Raymond C. Bowman Award.  He has been a Purdue University Faculty Scholar and received the College of Engineering Engagement/Service Award, and Team Award. He was also founding co-director of PurdueÕs Magnetic Resonance Imaging Facility from 2007-2016; and chair of PurdueÕs Integrated Imaging Cluster from 2012-2016. He was previously the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing; a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Signal Processing Society; and a Vice President of Technical Activities for the IEEE Signal Processing Society, during which time he lead the creation of the IEEE Transactions on Computational Imaging. He has been an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, and the SIAM Journal on Mathematical Imaging. He has also been 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.