Brian L. Mark

Brian L.
Engineering 3220
Office Hours: 
W: 2:30 - 4:00 P.M.
and by appointment
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. He served as Acting Chair of the Bioengineering Department from 2015-2017.

His main research interests lie in the design, modeling and performance evaluation of communication networks as well as other types of 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: Networks Laboratory


Semester Catalog Course Room Lecture Times Syllabus
Spring 2018 ECE 465 Computer Networking Protocols Merten Hall 1200 TR: 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Spring 2018 ECE 699 Software-Defined Radio Planetary Hall 126 W: 4:30 pm - 7:10 pm
Fall 2018 ECE 465 Computer Networking Protocols Exploratory Hall L003 TR: 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Fall 2018 ECE 633 Coding Theory Planetary Hall 126 W: 7:20 pm - 10:00 pm

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
K. Ayala, R. Endo, Z. Gaetan, C. Ortega, C. Ramos, and H. Samadi Vital Sensor Spring 2017
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

Recent News