Brian L. Mark received the B.ASc. (Bachelor of Applied Science) in Computer Engineering with an option in Mathematics in 1991 from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. The program was co-op and he did internships at Newbridge Networks Corporation (now part of Alcatel-Lucent) in Kanata, Ontario developing network management software as well as at the University of Waterloo doing research on VLSI layout and communications networking. He then pursued graduate studies in Electrical Engineering at Princeton University in New Jersey, where he received the Ph.D. degree in 1995 for work on resource allocation and traffic management in broadband networks. He was a Research Staff Member at the NEC C&C Research Laboratories (now called NEC Laboratories America) in Princeton, New Jersey from 1995-1999, working on traffic management in ATM networks and the design of large capacity core and edge ATM switches and IP routers. In 1999 he was on part-time leave from NEC as a visiting researcher at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (now called Télécom ParisTech) in Paris, France, working on the design of integrated IP/ATM networks. In Jan. 2000, he joined the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng. at George Mason University where he is currently a Professor.
His main research interests lie in the design, modeling and performance evaluation of communication network architectures and protocols. More generally, his interests lie in both theoretical and implementation aspects of information sciences and systems. He is coauthor of the book System Modeling and Analysis: Foundations of System Performance Evaluation (by H. Kobayashi and B. L. Mark, published by Pearson Education, Inc., 2009) and a coauthor of the book Probability, Random Processes, and Statistical Analysis (by H. Kobayashi, B. L. Mark, and W. Turin, published by Cambridge University Press, 2012). He received a National Science Foundation CAREER award in 2002. From 2006-2009, he served as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology. In 2011, he received the Outstanding Research Faculty award within the Volgenau School of Engineering. Currently, he is a Member of the IFIP 7.3 Working Group on Computer System Modeling and a Senior Member of IEEE.
Last updated: Jan. 7, 2013.