Johnny Karout received his B.E. degree (with distinction) in computer engineering from the Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon, in 2007, his M.Sc. degree in communication engineering, Licentiate degree, and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering, all from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2009, 2011, and 2013, respectively. His research interests are in the broad areas of digital communications and signal processing. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Dr. Karout currently holds the position of Experienced Researcher at Ericsson's headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Prior to his current position, he was a guest researcher at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, USA, between Feb. and Apr. 2013, and at Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, New Jersey, USA, between Jul. and Dec. 2012. He was also a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, in Sep. 2012, and at the Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany, between Oct. and Dec. 2011In 2010, he cofounded the project Optium, which is related to short-haul optical communications, at Chalmers Innovation, a business incubator located in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is also a recipient of the 2011 IEEE GlobeCom Best Paper Award.