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Full name: 
Douglas M Blough
Job title: 
Assoc Chair-Academic
; Associate Chair for Faculty Development
Technical Interest Groups: Telecommunications, Computer Systems and Software
Email address: 
Work phone: 
Klaus 3356

After living in Japan for four years and graduating from the American School in Japan, Dr. Blough attended the Johns Hopkins University where he received the B.S.E.E. degree and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science in 1984, 1986, and 1988, respectively.

From 1988 to 1999, he was first assistant and then associate professor at the University of California at Irvine, where he developed a research program focusing on the design of dependable computing systems at all levels from VLSI components to system architecture to software.

In summer 1993, Dr. Blough worked on the design of a space-flight computer system under the auspices of a NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellowship and in spring 1996, he visited the Tokyo Institute of Technology on a fellowship from the Japan Society for Promotion of Science.

In fall 1999, Dr. Blough joined Georgia Tech as a professor, where he continues research and education in computer systems design. Effective January 2018, Dr. Blough was appointed as the School's associate chair for Faculty Development.

Research interests: 
  • Wireless networks
  • Dependable computer systems
  • Operating systems and middleware
  • Computer systems security
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 2008-2013
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Faculty Fellow - 1996
  • UC Irvine School of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Award - 1993-94
  • NASA/ASEE Faculty Fellow - 1993
  • Phi Beta Delta - 1992
  • Tau Beta Pi - 1983
  • Eta Kappa Nu - 1983

D. Blough, P. Santi, and G. Resta, "Interference-Aware Proportional Fairness for Multi-rate Wireless Networks," Proceedings of IEEE Infocom, pp. 2733-2741, 2014.

D. Lertpratchya, D. Blough, and G. Riley, "Interference-Aware Multicast for Wireless Multihop Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2014.

D. Lertpratchya, G. Riley, and D. Blough, "Simulating Frame-Level Bursty Links in Wireless Networks," Proceedings of the International Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques, 2014.

L.M. Cortes-Pena, J. Barry, and D. Blough, "Joint Optimization of Stream Allocation and Beamforming and Combining Weights for the MIMO Interference Channel," Proceedings of Globecom, pp. 4012-4018, 2013.

J. Brown, M. Ahamad, M. Ahmed, D. Blough, T. Kurc, A. Post, and J. Saltz, "Redactable and Auditable Data Access for Bioinformatics Research," Proceedings of the AMIA Summit on Clinical Research Informatics, pp. 21-25, 2013.

L.M. Cortes-Pena, J. Barry, and D. Blough, "The Performance Loss of Unilateral Interference Cancellation," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications, pp. 5718-5723, 2012.

D. Mashima, M. Ahamad, D. Bauer, and D. Blough, "User-centric Identity Management Architecture using Credential-holding Identity Agents," Chapter 5 in Digital Identity and Access Management: Technologies and Frameworks, ed. S. Das-Smith, M. Gupta, and R. Sharman, IGI Global Publishing, pp. 78-96, 2012.

J. Brown and D. Blough, "Verifiable and Redactable Medical Documents," Proceedings of AMIA, pp. 1148-1157, 2012.

A. Mohan, D. Blough, T. Kurc, A. Post, and J. Saltz, "Detection of Conflicts and Inconsistencies in Taxonomy-based Authorization Policies," Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics & Biomedicine, pp. 590-594, 2011.

D. Blough, G. Resta, P. Santi, R. Srinivasan, and L.M. Cortes-Pena, "Optimal One-Shot Scheduling for MIMO Networks," Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks, pp. 377-385, 2011.

Last revised February 12, 2018