Dorothea Haken Blostein is a Canadian computer scientist who works as a professor of computer science at Queen's University. She has published well-cited publications on computer vision, [BA] image analysis, and [ZBC] graph rewriting, and is known as one of the authors of the [BFG] master theorem for divide-and-conquer recurrences. Her research interests also include [BHS] biomechanics and tensegrity.
Blostein is the daughter of mathematician
Wolfgang Haken, and while she was an undergraduate student she helped check her father's proof of the four color theorem.
She did her undergraduate studies at the  University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, earning a B.Sc. in 1978, and then received a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1980. She returned to the University of Illinois for her doctoral studies, completing a Ph.D. in 1987 under the supervision of  Narendra Ahuja. 
Her husband, Steven D. Blostein, is a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Queen's University.
Selected publications [ edit ]
Blostein, Dorothea; Fahmy, Hoda; Grbavec, Ann (1996), "Issues in the practical use of graph rewriting", in Cuny, Janice; Ehrig, Hartmut; Engels, Gregor; Rozenberg, Grzegorz (eds.), Graph Grammars and Their Application to Computer Science: 5th International Workshop, Williamsburg, VA, USA, November 13–18, 1994, Selected Papers, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1073, Berlin: Springer, pp. 38–55, doi: 10.1007/3-540-61228-9_78, ISBN 978-3-540-68388-9
References [ edit ]
Home page at Queen's University, retrieved 2017-06-17
Appel, Kenneth; Haken, Wolfgang (1989), , Contemporary Mathematics, Every planar map is four colorable 98, American Mathematical Society, Providence, RI, p. xv, doi: 10.1090/conm/098, ISBN , 0-8218-5103-9 MR 1025335
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Program committee member biography, SPLASH 2014, retrieved 2017-06-17
Dorothea Blostein at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
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