M. Brian Blake is vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Miami. As vice provost for academic affairs, Blake serves as the primary advocate for research on the Coral Gables campus, including research administration, infrastructure, policies, training, and regulatory needs. He also works in partnership with the deans of the schools and colleges and in consultation with the Faculty Senate Committee on Women and Minorities and the Woodson Williams Marshall Association, supporting and develop strategies for the University’s collective efforts to diversify the faculty.
As dean of the Graduate School, Blake is the primary advocate for graduate education at UM, overseeing degree programs across 11 schools and colleges that enroll more than 5,200 graduate students each year.
Blake is a computer scientist, software engineer, and experienced administrator. Before joining UM, professor of computer science and engineering and associate dean of engineering, research, and graduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining Notre Dame, Blake was department chair and director of graduate studies in computer science at Georgetown University. His research interests include investigating software engineering approaches for the integration of Web-based systems. He has published more than 150 refereed articles and publications in his research area.
Blake earned his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree from Georgia Tech in 1994, his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Mercer University in 1997, and his Ph.D. in Information and Software Engineering from George Mason University in 2000.
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