Brian L. Mark is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University. His main research interests lie in the design, modeling and performance evaluation of communication networks as well as other types of networks including transportation networks, social networks, and biological 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. 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.
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.
He 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.