Shawn Blanton, Ph.D.
Shawn Blanton is the interim Vice Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. In this interim role he focusses on diversifying the graduate student and faculty populations across the university, along with enhancing and initiating win-win relationships with the Pittsburgh region. Dr. Blanton is also the Trustee Professor in the Electrical and Computer
Engineering department where he serves as the Associate Head of Research responsible for developing and executing research strategies. His personal research interests include various aspects of integrated system testing and diagnosis, and the development of design
methodologies and tools for securing hardware systems. He has consulted for various companies, and is the founder of TestWorks, a Carnegie Mellon University spinout focused on information extraction from IC test data
ACTL 2020 IEEE VLSI Test Symposium paper titled "A Deterministic-Statistical Multiple-Defect Diagnosis Methodology" is a best paper nominee