Dr. Asari began teaching as an assistant professor in electronics and communications at TKM College of Engineering, University of Kerala, India. In 1996, he joined the National University of Singapore as a Research Fellow and led a team for the development of a vision-guided microrobotic endoscopy system. In 1998, he joined the School of Computer Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and led the computer vision and image processing research activities in the Center for High Performance Embedded Systems at NTU. In August 2000, Dr. Asari joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, Virginia, as a visiting associate professor. At ODU, he accepted a tenure track position in electrical and computer engineering in 2001, was tenured in 2006, and promoted to full professor in May 2007. At ODU, he was also the founding director of the Computational Intelligence and Machine Vision Laboratory.
He has received many awards for his teaching and leadership including his recent April 2015 Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award for Technical Leadership from The Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton.
Dr. Asari has published, and co-authored with his graduate students and colleagues, more than 500 research articles, including 84 peer-reviewed journal papers, in the areas of image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning, and high performance digital system architecture design. He has supervised 22 Ph.D. dissertations and 35 M.S. theses in electrical and computer engineering