Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Paul Salama appointed Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs at IUPUI’s School of Engineering and Technology

September 29, 2016

Paul Salama

Paul Salama

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Dean of the School of Engineering and Technology David J. Russomanno has announced the appointment of Paul Salama as assistant dean of Graduate Programs.

"Paul’s deep knowledge of our seven academic departments makes him the perfect candidate for this position," said Russomanno. "His role is critical to the growth of all our graduate programs, and we’re looking forward to his contributions in the near future."

In this position, he will explore improving processes and procedures related to the graduate programs, as well as proposing new and creative ways to increase demand for the graduate programs hosted in the School’s departments. He will also investigate ways in which to create new, multi-disciplinary courses and projects with the other schools on the IUPUI campus.

“I’m excited to be in this position because I see each department’s strong commitment to providing an academic environment for graduate students to enhance their critical thinking skills and be involved in a wide variety of projects that include industry-sponsored or federally funded projects,” 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 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.

About the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI:

The mission of the School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI is to be one of the best urban university leaders in the disciplines of engineering and technology recognized locally, nationally and internationally. The school's goal is to provide students an education that will give them the leverage to be leaders in their communities, industry and society.