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Ian F. Blake received his undergraduate education at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and his Ph.D. at Princeton University in New Jersey. From 1967 to 1969 he was a Research Associate with the Jet Propulsion Laboratories in Pasadena, California. From 1969 to 1996 he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Ontario where he was Chairman from 1978 to 1984 and Director of the Institute of Computer Research from 1990 to 1994. From 1996-1999 he was with the Hewlett-Packard Labs in Palo Alto, California. From 1999 to 2007 he was with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. Since 2007 he has been an Honorary Professor in the Departments of Mathematics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of British Columbia.
He has spent sabbatical leaves with the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, the IBM Research Laboratories in Switzerland and M/A-Com Linkabit in San Diego, California. His research interests are in the areas of cryptography, algebraic coding theory, digital communications and spread spectrum systems.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. In 2000 he was awarded the IEEE Millenium Medal.
- Cryptography, computational number theory, cyptographic protocols, algebraic coding theory, and low density parity check codes.