Steven Blostein

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Biography

Steven D. Blostein received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1983, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He has been on the Faculty at Queen's University since 1988 and currently holds the position of Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

He spent 1994-1995 at Lockheed Martin Electronic Systems in Montreal as a Visiting Associate Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at McGill University in 1995. From 1999-2003, he was leader of the Multirate Wireless Data Access Major Project sponsored by the Canadian Institute for Telecommunications Research. Since then, he has led multi-university/industry projects related to fourth generation (4G) wireless communications systems. He has also been a consultant to industry and government in the areas of image compression, target tracking, radar imaging and wireless communications. He has collaborated with Communications Research Centre and more recently, with the Australian National University in the area of synchronization in cooperative communications and since 2008 has worked on multicasting multimedia over wireless systems. Over the years he has supervised close 50 Ph.D, M.Sc. and post-doctoral students.

He has been a member of the World 4G Wireless Forum as well as an invited distinguished speaker. He served as Chair of IEEE Kingston Section (1994), Chair of the Biennial Symposium on Communications in 2000, 2006, and 2008, Member of the NSERC Strategic Grants Committee in Information and Communications Technology (2000-2003), Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (1996-2000), Publications Chair for IEEE ICASSP 2004 and Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communication (2007-2013). He has also served on Technical Program Committees for numerous IEEE conferences. He has also held key administrative positions in ECE at Queen's, including Coordinator of Graduate Studies (2000-2003), Associate Head, Research (2002-2003) and Department Head (2004-2009). He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario and a Senior Member of IEEE.