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. 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 School of Biomedical Engineering.
Professor Bouman's research focuses on the use of statistical image models, multiscale techniques, and fast algorithms in applications including medical and electronic imaging. 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 member of the SPIE professional society, 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 is currently the Editor-in-Chief Elect for the IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, secretary of the IEEE Biomedical Image and Signal Processing Technical Committee, and a member of the Steering Committee for the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 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.