M. Brian Blake is Distinguished University Professor of Systems and Software Engineering and Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost at Drexel University. Blake has appointments in the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is most known for his research and professional contributions to the areas of adaptive, inter-organizational workflow for web services and systems. Blake and his students have co-authored over 200 research papers and received more than $12 million in sponsored research awards.
For IEEE activities, Blake has served as General/Program/Workshop Chair for more than 50 IEEE conferences. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief for IEEE Internet Computing where he introduced the “Test of Time” paper award and the Editor Select paper series. He was Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing and served as vice-chair for the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Business Informatics and Systems (TCBIS). He served as an IEEE-CS Distinguished Visitor and also Chair of the Coalition for Diversifying Computing which is a joint IEEE/CRA/ACM committee. Blake also co-founded the IEEE Web Services Challenge (IEEE CEC 2004-2011) and the Virtual Instructors Pilot Research Group of the IEEE-CS Technical Committee on Learning Technology.
Blake has served on five National Academies’ studies and on the NSF Advisory Committee for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate. Prior to academia, Blake spent six years as a software architect with Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, and The MITRE Corporation. Blake has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a PhD in Information and Software Engineering from George Mason University. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and an ACM Distinguished Scientist. More information is available at http://drexel.edu/provost/about/provost/.