Areas of expertise
• Radio and microwave frequency measurements of power and scattering parameters
• Measurement modelling
• Measurement uncertainty
• Scientific software development
- Dr. ès Sci. (EPFL)
Blair joined the Measurement Standards Laboratory in 1998 and has been responsible for setting up and maintaining national standards in radio and microwave quantities.
Blair trained as a physicist. He holds a doctorate from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, for research into the atomic structure of nanometre-sized particles. He later worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Swiss national metrology institute (METAS), studying the quantum Hall effect. In 1993, he returned to New Zealand to lecture in Physics and Electronics at Massey University.
- Member of the Metrology Society of Australasia
- Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
- Member of the New Zealand Institute of Physics
• R. Willink and B. D. Hall,“A classical method for uncertainty analysis with multidimensional data”, Metrologia, 39, (2002) pp 361-369.
• B. D. Hall,“On the propagation of uncertainty in complex-valued quantities”, Metrologia, 41(3), (2004) pp 173-177.
• B. D. Hall, “Computing with Uncertain Numbers”, Metrologia, 43 (2006) L56–L61
• B. D. Hall, “Evaluating methods of calculating measurement uncertainty”, Metrologia, 45 (2008) L5-L8
• B. D. Hall, “On the expression of measurement uncertainty for complex quantities with unknown phase”, Metrologia 48 (2011) 324-332
• B. D. Hall, “Expanded uncertainty regions for complex quantities”, Metrologia 50 (2013) 490-498
• B. D. Hall, “Evaluating the measurement uncertainty of complex quantities: a selective review”, Metrologia 53 S25 (2015) (Focus issue on the 2015 BIPM GUM Revision workshop).