Rick S. Blum Ph.D.

Packard Lab 512

Prof. Rick Blum holds the Robert W. Wieseman Research Professorship in Electrical Engineering and is director of Lehigh's Signal Processing and Communication Research Lab. His research interests include signal processing for smart grid, sensor networking, communications, radar and sensor processing.

Prior to joining the Lehigh faculty, he was a member of technical staff at General Electric Aerospace and graduated from GE`s Advanced Course in Engineering. He serves 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, the Signal Processing for Communications TC of the IEEE Signal Processing Society, and the Communications Theory TC of the IEEE Communication Society.

Dr. Blum is a Fellow of the IEEE, 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 in 1997 and an NSF Research Initiation Award in 1992.

Research Interest: 

Cyber systems
Signal Processing
Smart Grids
Wireless ad-hoc and sensory networks
Wireless Communications and Network Engineering