NASA Recognizes Baylor Engineer For Innovative
TechnologyOct. 13, 2003
by Judy Long
Tech Briefs, a NASA magazine reporting innovative
engineering design and manufacturing solutions, has recognized Dr.
Robert J. Marks, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering
at Baylor University, with an award for innovations reported in a
paper, "Minimum Power Broadcast Trees for Wireless Networks."
The NASA Tech Briefs Award recognizes new technology that relates
to current or future NASA's aeronautical and space activities.
Marks, along with his co-innovators, was cited for developing new
technology that contributes to the mission of the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory and the National Space Program.
Marks received his doctorate in electrical engineering from Texas
Tech University. He came to Baylor from University of Washington
where he was professor of electrical engineering and was graduate
program director from 1996 until 2000. He is a fellow of the Optical
Society of America and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic
Engineers (IEEE), has been recognized as an IEEE Distinguished
Lecturer and has received the IEEE Centennial Medal and Certificate.
He has served as an editorial board member for journals such as
Journal of Intelligent Control; Neurocomputing and Fuzzy Logic;
Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence and
International Journal of Neurocomputing.
Marks has been awarded more than 40 grants from agencies such as
the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, NASA
and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.
He has served as a consultant for agencies such as Pacific Gas
and Electric, Boeing Company, and Microsoft Corporation. Marks has
published 96 journal articles in publications such as Applied
Optics and Optical Engineering and 18 book chapters. He has
edited or co-edited for books such as Computational Intelligence:
Imitating Life; Fuzzy Logic Technology and Applications and
Applications of Neural Networks to Power Systems, and he and
holds three patents. Marks joined the Baylor faculty in fall 2003.