Virginia Tech® home

Brian Mark

Brian Mark Headshot
Get to Know Me

Something that excites me in my field...
Improving the technologies that enable people to communicate with each other

My work impacts society...
by enhancing the quality and security of communications.

Another researcher I admire is...
Claude Shannon

I find the most joy in my work when...
I discover something new and unexpected.

Current University
George Mason University

Research Area
Brian L. Mark's 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.

Mark is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at George Mason University.

Mark 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.

Mark 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. Mark is also a Member of the IFIP 7.3 Working Group on Computer System Modeling and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Alma Mater
Mark received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in 1995 and a B.ASc. (Bachelor of Applied Science) in Computer Engineering with an option in Mathematics in 1991 from the University of Waterloo.