W. Clem Karl

Chair and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Title Chair and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Phone (617) 353-9788
  • Education 1991 Ph.D. MIT (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science )

Research Interests: Statistical signal processing, Inverse problems, Biomedical signal and image processing, Multidimensional signal and image processing, Synthetic Aperture Radar

Website: http://iss.bu.edu/wckarl/

William Clem Karl received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 1991 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, where he also received the S.M., E.E., and S.B. degrees. He held the position of Staff Research Scientist with the Brown-Harvard-M.I.T. Center for Intelligent Control Systems and the M.I.T. Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems from 1992 to 1994. He joined the faculty of Boston University in 1995, where he is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. Prof. Karl is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, the Signal Processing Society Conference Board, the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging Steering Committee, and the Technical Committee Review Board. He co-organized two special sessions of the 2012 IEEE Statistical Signal Processing Workshop, one on Challenges in High-Dimensional Learning and one on Statistical Signal Processing and the Engineering of Materials. In 2011 he was a co-organizer of a workshop on Large Data Sets in Medical Informatics as part of the Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications Thematic Year on the Mathematics of Information. He served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing and was the General Chair of the 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. He is a past member of the IEEE Image, Video, and Multidimensional Signal Processing Technical Committee and is a current member of the IEEE Biomedical Image and Signal Processing Technical Committee. Prof. Karl’s research interests are in the areas of multidimensional statistical signal and image processing, estimation, inverse problems, geometric estimation, and applications to problems ranging from biomedical signal and image processing to synthetic aperture radar. (source)

Additional Affiliations:

  • Center for Information and Systems Engineering
  • Center for Space Physics
  • Neurophotonics Center
  • Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology
  • Division of Systems Engineering
  • Department of Biomedical Engineering


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