P.C. Rossin College of
Engineering and Applied Science

Position: 
Robert W. Wieseman Professor
Address: 
Packard Lab 512
19 Memorial Drive West
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Phone Number: 
(610) 758-3459
Fax Number: 
(610) 758-6279
Rick S. Blum

Areas of Research

Machine Learning
Statistical Decision Making
Statistical Signal Processing
Graphical Network Models
Distributed Processing
Big Data
Cybersecurity for Internet of Things Systems
Cybersecurity for Cyber Physical Systems
Sensor Networks
Energy System Sensor Networks
Sensor Processing
Communications
Radar
Data Fusion
Smart Grids

Profile

Prof. Rick Blum holds the Robert W. Wieseman Endowed Professorship in Electrical Engineering, is the lead Lehigh PI for our DoE Cybersecurity Center (SEEDs), is the Integrated Networks for Electricity Cluster Director,  is director of Lehigh's Signal Processing and Communication Research Lab. and is a former Energy Systems Engineering Institute Director. 

His group is making contributions to the foundational theory of machine learning and statsitical decision making while illustrating this theory and the related algorithms by employing the application areas of cybersecurity, internet of things, cyberphysical systems, sensor networking, energy networks, communications, radar, and sensor processing. 

Prior to joining the Lehigh faculty, he was a senior member of technical staff at General Electric Aerospace and graduated from GE`s Advanced Course in Engineering. He served 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.

Prof. Rick Blum is an IEEE Fellow, an IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer, an IEEE Third Millennium Medal winner, and an ONR Young Investigator. 

Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
B.S., Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University