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Douglas M Blough

Douglas Blough, Ph.D.
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Phone: 404-385-1271
Fax: 404-894-9959
Location: Klaus Building - Room 3356
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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 with an emphasis on security and privacy.

Research Interests

  • Data Privacy
  • Dependable computer systems
  • Operating systems and middleware
  • Computer systems security


  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Computers 1996-2000
  • 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
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 2001-2005

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