Mohammad A. Karim is Provost, Executive Vice Chancellor, and Chief Operating Officer of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Previously, he served as Vice President for Research of the Old Dominion University in Virginia (2004-2013), and as Dean of Engineering at the City University of New York (2000-2004). Professor Karim is author/editor of 19 text/reference books, over 365 research papers, and 8 book chapters. He served as guest editor of 36 journal special issues and as research mentor for over 55 PhD students. He is an elected fellow of the Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineering (IEEE), Optical Society of America (OSA), the Society of Photo-Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Engineering & Technology, and the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. His areas of research encompass optical computing, information processing, pattern/target recognition, night vision, displays, electro-optical systems, and sensors. His research sponsors include Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation, US Air Force, Naval Research Laboratory, US Army, NASA, US Department of Education, Ohio Aerospace Institute, US Department of Defense, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Mohammad Karim received his BS Honors in physics from the University of Dacca, in 1976, and MS in physics, MS in electrical engineering, and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Alabama respectively in 1978, 1979, and 1981.