Prof. Dan G. Blumberg currently serves as the Vice-President and Dean for Research and Development at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and director of the Homeland Security Institute.
Blumberg earned a Ph.D. from Arizona State University where he studied and worked in the Planetary Geology Group and focused on aeolian processes (wind-blown sand transport and deposition) and microwave radar remote sensing. Blumberg joined BGU in 1996. He developed the field of remote sensing within the Department of Geography and Environmental Development and has been a key player together with scientists from the Faculty of Engineering and The Blaustein Institutes for Desert Researchin turning BGU into a world-renowned research institute in the field.
Blumberg has published numerous scientific papers and has supervised more than 30 Ph.D. and masters students. His research spans a wide arena of homeland security applications related to remote sensing and imaging including rapid response, target and anomaly detection and situational awareness.