Lab News

Prof. Blum gives talk on CyberSecurity concerns for Internet-of-Things

The Internet of Things is coming of age.

The explosion of connected devices—and their rapid insurgence into our homes and workplaces—has so far outpaced investment in keeping them secure.

But that’s starting to change, as buyers and sellers of “smart” products are less willing to throw caution to the wind when it comes to cybersecurity, according to Dr. Rick Blum, the Robert W. Wieseman Professor of Electrical Engineering at Lehigh University.

Read the full story regarding the talk here.


Rick Blum named IEEE Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer

In recent news, Professor Rick S. Blum was named as an IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS) Distinguished Lecturer for the 2018 calendar year.

Blum was previously appointed the honor in 2011.

During his 2018 term, Blum presented lecturers to:

  • The IEEE Chicago Chapter (at University of Illinois at Chicago)
  • The IEEE Philadelphia Chapter (at Temple University)
  • The Lehigh Valley Computer Society Chapter
  • An extended tour of India that included a plenary talk at the International Conference on Control Communication and Computing in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala; talks to the Chennai Chapter, Bangalore Chapter (at the India Institute of Science) and the Chapter in Ahmadabad, Gujarat.

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Upcoming and Recent Talks by Prof. Rick S. Blum


Postdoctoral positions

Positions available for outstanding theoretical researchers with demonstrated outstanding publications in IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and similar quality journals to work on signal processing and communications for smart grid and related sensor networking problems. Please send resume along with names of three references, a research plan, and sample publications to rblum(at)lehigh(dot)edu.

Stories of our lab in the news

  • Researchers in Lehigh’s Integrated Networks for Electricity research cluster are part of a new center that aims to develop new technologies to protect the nation’s power grid from cyber attacks. Check out the full story here: Cybersecuring the Smart Grid
  • Prof. Rick S. Blum was awarded the prestigious Eleanor and Joseph F. Libsch Research Award: Check out the full story here: Eleanor and Joseph F. Libsch Research Award