In 2016, Salama was appointed as Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. In the interim, he was instrumental in developing a vision for the Masters of Science in Technology, establishing an efficient process for new course and program approval, as well as enhancing communications and working/collaborative relationship with IUPUI Graduate Affairs office and Purdue Graduate School to overcome bottlenecks to graduate program growth. As Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, Salama will continue to explore improving processes and procedures related to the graduate programs, developing new programs for both Engineering and Technology, recruit more graduate students for the new PhD programs, and expand the overall capacity for graduate programs, including on-line delivery.
“The past two years have been a learning experience. I am pleased with what was has been accomplished, but also look forward to tackling future issues. I see potential for further growth in terms of developing new and unique programs, especially with other programs in different countries, as well as increasing graduate student enrollment. Addressing this will require the effort of all and new ways to attract students,” said Salama.
Salama has served as professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the School since 2012. His current research interests revolve around the development of image analysis techniques for microscopy data, automatic scene/object detection methods, morphometric analysis techniques for the brain, deep learning/machine learning methods for biomedical image analysis, and correcting motion artifacts in PET scans. These efforts have been funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu.
He received his graduate degrees, MSEE (Master of Science in Electrical Engineering) and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, from Purdue University. His graduate study involved developing error resilience and error concealment techniques to combat the loss of data during the transmission of compressed video streams over packet networks.
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