Rick S Blum, Professor

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Rick S Blum, Professor

Robert W. Wieseman Professor in Electrical Engineering

Affiliation: Lehigh University

Contact Information

Rick  S. Blum                   
Robert W. Wieseman Professor in Electrical Engineering 
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. 
Lehigh University  
19 Memorial Drive West                 
Bethlehem, PA 18015-3084 

Signal Processing and Communications        Email: rblum@eecs.lehigh.edu
Research Group in the EECS Dept.                  
Lehigh University  (610) 758-3459           Fax: (610) 758-6279            

Research Interests

  • Statistical Learning and Inference


Rick S. Blum received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1984 and his M.S. and Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987 and 1991.

From 1984 to 1991 he was a member of technical staff at General Electric Aerospace in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and he graduated from GE‘s Advanced Course in Engineering. Since 1991, he has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he is currently a Professor and holds the Robert W. Wieseman Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering. His research interests include signal processing for smart grid, communications, sensor networking, radar and sensor processing. He is on the editorial board for the Journal of Advances in Information Fusion of the International Society of Information Fusion. He was an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and for IEEE Communications Letters. He has edited special issues for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He is a member of the SAM Technical Committee (TC) of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He was a member of the Signal Processing for Communications TC of the IEEE Signal Processing Society and is a member of the Communications Theory TC of the IEEE Communication Society. He was on the awards Committee of the IEEE Communication Society.

Dr. Blum is a Fellow of the IEEE, a two term IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer, an IEEE Third Millennium Medal winner, a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi, and holds several patents. He was awarded an ONR Young Investigator Award and an NSF Research Initiation Award. His IEEE Fellow Citation “for scientific contributions to detection, data fusion and signal processing with multiple sensors” acknowledges contributions to the field of sensor networking