"Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe."

- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)

Brian Blum

University Of Virginia - PhD Candidate: Computer Science

Department of Computer Science
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Virginia
2016 Gov. Thomas Bladen Way. Apt 204.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: (631) 379-6694
Email: bblum@alumni.virginia.edu
Office: Olsson Hall, UVA

   
Research Interests
Embedded Systems, Distributed Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Networking
  
Articles, Papers, and Publications:
B. Blum, T. He, S. Son, J. Stankovic.  IGF: A State-Free Robust Communication Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks.  Submitted to SenSys 2003.
Abdelzaher T., Blum B., Cao Q., Gu L., He T., Krishnamurthy S., Luo L., Son S., Stankovic J., Stoleru R., Wood A.  Programming and Execution Support for Surveillance in Sensor Networks.  IEEE Computer, August 2004.  
T. He, C. Huang, B. Blum, J. Stankovic, T. Abdelzaher.  Range-Free Localization and its Impact on Large Scale Sensor Networks.  ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, 2004.  
T. Abdelzaher, J. Stankovic, S. Son, B. Blum, T. He, A. Wood, C. Lu.  Real-Time Communication and Programming Abstraction for Sensor Networks.  Handbook of Sensor Networks: Compact Wireless and Wired Sensing Systems, CRC Press, 2004.  
T. He, C. Huang, B. Blum, J. Stankovic, T. Abdelzaher.  Range-Free Localization Schemes in Large Scale Sensor Networks.  the Ninth Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MOBICOM 03), San Diego, CA, September 2003.  
T. He, B. Blum, J. Stankovic, T. Abdelzaher.  AIDA: Adaptive Application Independent Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks.  Submitted to ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems (ACM TECS), March 2003.  
T. Abdelzaher, J. Stankovic, S. Son, B. Blum, T. He, A. Wood, C. Lu.  A Communication Architecture and Programming Abstractions for Real-Time Embedded Sensor Networks.  1st International Workshop on Data Distribution in Real-Time Systems (DDRTS '03), Providence, RI, May 2003. 
Brian M. Blum, Prashant Nagaraddi, Anthony Wood, Tarek F. Abdelzaher, Sang Son, John A. Stankovic.  An Entity Maintenance and Connection Service for Sensor NetworksThe First International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys), San Francisco, CA, May 2003. 
Abdelazaher T., Blum B., Evans D., George J., George S., Gu L., He T., Huang C., Nagaraddi P., Son S., Sorokin P., Stankovic J., Wood A. EnviroTrack: Towards an Environmental Computing Paradigm for Distributed Sensor Networks. Under Submission to SenSys, 2003.
Chenyang Lu, Brian M. Blum, Tarek F. Abdelzaher, John A. Stankovic, and Tian He, RAP: A Real-Time Communication Architecture for Large-Scale  Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS 2002),  San Jose, CA, September 2002
Brian M. Blum, Amorphous and Ubiquitous Computing.  Developer.com, July 2002.
Brian M. Blum, Anthony Wood, Prashant Nagaraddi, Distributed Event Tracking and Transport in Sensor Networks.  Department of Computer Science, Charlottesville, VA, May 2002.
Brian M. Blum, Neural Net Training for Tic-Tac-Toe.  Department of Computer Science.  Charlottesville, VA, April 2002.  [CODE Base]
Brian M. Blum, Tian He, Yvan Pointurier, MAC Layer Abstraction for Simulation Scalability Improvements, Department of Computer Science, Charlottesville, VA, December 2001.
Referee: 15th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems, July 2003.
  
Schedule
Fall '02
  
Personal Links
Photo Albums: Europe-2002, Family, Charlottesville, Recipes
  
Quotes

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. " - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working." - Albert Giacometti

"Maybe this world is another planet's Hell." - Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

"I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means." - Clarence Darrow, Scopes trial, 1925.

"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. " - Mark Twain (1835-1910)

"There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. " - Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)

"We leave traces of ourselves wherever we go, on whatever we touch.-         Lewis Thomas