Dr. Blostein received computer science degrees from the University of Illinois (B.Sc. in 1978, Ph.D. in 1987) and Carnegie Mellon University (M.Sc. in 1980). Since 1988 she has been on the faculty of Queen's University, and is director of the Diagram Recognition Lab. Dr. Blostein was an invited speaker at CICM 2009 and serves on the Program Committees for GREC 2009, Diagrams 2010, ICPR 2008, VLC 2009, ICDAR 2009 ICDAR 2011. She was Chair of GREC2001, the Fourth IAPR International Workshop on Graphics Recognition, Kingston, Ontario, in September, 2001.