Robert J. Marks II, Ph.D., is a Christian who
serves as a Distinguished Professor of Engineering in the Department of
Engineering at Baylor University since 2003. He previously served 26
years at the University of Washington in Seattle.
the recipient of numerous professional awards, including a NASA Tech
Brief Award and a best paper award from the American Brachytherapy
Society for prostate cancer research. He is Fellow of both IEEE and The
Optical Society of America. His consulting activities include Microsoft
Corporation, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Boeing Computer Services.
His research has been funded by organizations such as the National
Science Foundation, General Electric, Southern California Edison, EPRI,
the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the Office of Naval
Research, the Whitaker Foundation, Boeing Defense, the National
Institutes of Health, The Jet Propulsion Lab, Army Research Office, and
Professor Marks was awarded the IEEE Outstanding Branch
Councilor Award, The IEEE Centennial Medal, the IEEE Neural Networks
Society Meritorious Service Award, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
Golden Jubilee Award and, for 2007, the IEEE CIS Chapter of the IEEE
Dallas Section Volunteer of the Year award. He was was named a
Distinguished Young Alumnus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, is
an inductee into the Texas Tech Electrical Engineering Academy, and in
2007 was awarded the Banned Item of the Year from the Discovery
Institute. Dr. Marks served for 17 years as the faculty advisor to the
University of Washington's chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ. In
2010, he was listed by CollegeCrunch.com as one of "The 20 Most
Brilliant Christian Professors".
Marks was featured in
the Ben Stein documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed. The film
document's the removal of Marks's intelligent design friendly web site
from Baylor servers by administration.