Brian L. Mark

Brian L.
Acting Chair, Bioengineering Dept.
Engineering 3304
Office Hours: 
By appointment only
Home Page:
Research Area: 

Brian L. Mark received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1995 and the B.ASc. (Bachelor of Applied Science) in Computer Engineering with an option in Mathematics in 1991 from the University of Waterloo. 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. 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. In 2000 he joined the faculty of George Mason University, where he is currently Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently, he is serving as Acting Chair of the Bioengineering Department.

His main research interests lie in the design, modeling and performance evaluation of communication networks. 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. He is a Member of the IFIP 7.3 Working Group on Computer System Modeling and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Research webpage: Network Architecture and Performance Laboratory


MS and PhD Theses

Author Title Thesis Link Program Defense Datesort ascending
Etemadi Rad, Neshat Delay and Traffic Rate Estimation in Network Tomography Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Friday, November 6, 2015
Sun, Yuandao Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio Networks Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Friday, September 4, 2015
Nguyen,Thao Hidden Markov model based spectrum sensing for cognitive radio Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical and Computer Engineering Friday, April 26, 2013
Vasudevan, Abinash An Empirical Study of an Anonymity Metric for Data Networks Master of Science in Electrical Engineering Thursday, August 23, 2012


Senior Design Projects

Group Members Title Selected Deliverables Semester
Daniel Barcklow, Christopher Fortman, Richard Haeussler, Joshua Herr SDR-based Spectrum Analyzer with Hardware Acceleration Fall 2015
Viet Tran, Seth Robertson Wave Extinguisher Fall 2014
Ali Hamad Al-Kuwari, Umar Farook, Bader Jamjoom, Samir Jawaid Khan, Eric Marks ECG Biometric Security System Fall 2014

Recent News