Johnny Karout received his B.E. degree (with distinction) in computer engineering from the Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon, in 2007, his M.Sc., Licentiate, and Ph.D. degrees in communication engineering 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 Patent Professional at Ericsson's headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Prior to his current position, he was an Experienced Researcher at Ericsson, Stockholm, Sweden. He was also a guest researcher at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, USA, between Feb. and Apr. 2013, and at Bell Labs, Nokia (formerly 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 Optium, a startup related to short-haul optical communications, at Chalmers Ventures (formerly Chalmers Innovation), a business incubator located in Gothenburg, Sweden. He is also a recipient of the 2011 IEEE GLOBECOM Best Paper Award.