Blaine has always taken a human-centred approach to computing. He is interested in privacy in mobile and ubiquitous computing and in lifelogging technologies in particular, including both personal lifelogging and logging energy and resource usage. He is currently studying how invisible and automatic lifelogging data can be used by ordinary people to gain insights about their life. He supervises PhD students in the areas of privacy, sustainable computing and digital forensics. He was principal investigator on a number of Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects with industrial partners from 2009-2011 and a co-investigator on the £1.2M EPSRC PRiMMA (Privacy Rights Managment for Mobile Applications) from 2008-2011. He is currently a co-investigator on the 5 year ERC funded ASAP (Adaptive Security and Privacy) where he is looking at security and privacy issues in lifelogging. He is also a co-investigator on the EPSRC funded Privacy Dynamics Project. He is principal investigator on the EPSRC funded project Monetize Me: Privacy and the Quantified Self in the Digital Economy.
Blaine welcomes enquiries from potential collaborators or PhD students interested in the applications of ubiquitous computing technologies (particularly self-quantifying or lifelogging technologies) to healthcare and well-being. He is chief investigator for a number of NHS Research Ethics Committee approrved projects at Milton Keynes General Hospital involving these technologies applied to healthcare.
His publications since 2009 are available from the Publications tab above.
- Blaine is responsible for the University's participation in a 2013 BBC2 'Horizon' programme 'Monitor Me' about lifelogging.
- Blaine gave a TEDx talk at the University of Nicosia in November 2014 entitled: Am I Normal? why self-quantifying is for everyone
Blaine is an academic advisor for a number of BBC/Open University co-productions, an advisor to the Open Rights Group, and an accreditation assessor in digital forensics for the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences where he is a professional member. With John Tuer he co-authored a chapter entitled "Digital Forensics" in the 2016 (4th edition) of Crime Scene to Court: The Essentials of Forensic Science.
- Karim Adam (2009 Balancing Privacy Needs with Location Sharing in Mobile Computing)
- Lukasz Jedrzejczyk (2012 Supporting Location Privacy Mangement Through Feedback and Control)
- Keerthi Thomas (2014 Distilling Mobile Privacy Requirements from Qualitative Data)
- Jacky Bourgeois (2016 Interactive Demand Shifting in the Context of Micro-Generation)
- Ian Kennedy (Scientific Malware Analysis and the Trojan Defence)
- Dmitri Katz (Supporting Chronic Condition Self-Management with Ubiquitous Computing Technologies)
- Patricia Paci (Designing for Wearability in Animal Biotelemetry)
Possibly Useful links
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- Public Keys (Digital Certificates):
- 1024 bit GPG key (expired 2014)
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- 4096 bit GPG key (expires 2017)
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Blaine introduced Digital Forensics to the postgraduate teaching programme at the Open University in 2006 and is currently the Module Team Chair for M812 Digital Forensics.