Mark Dean (computer scientist)
|Mark E. Dean|
March 2, 1957 |
Jefferson City, Tennessee
Mark E. Dean (born March 2, 1957) is an American inventor and a computer engineer. He was part of the team that developed the ISA bus, and he led a design team for making a one-gigahertz computer processor chip. In August 2011, writing in his blog, Dean stated that he now uses a tablet computer instead of a PC.
Born in Jefferson City, Tennessee, Dean holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Florida Atlantic University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Dean is the first African-American to become an IBM Fellow which is the highest level of technical excellence at the company. In 1997, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Currently, he is CTO for IBM Middle East and Africa, previously, being an IBM Vice President overseeing the company's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. Dean now holds more than 20 patents.[original research?] Dean was part of the team that developed the interior architecture (ISA systems bus) that enables multiple devices, such as modems and printers, to be connected to personal computers. Dean also taught computer science at Harvard.
- McCoy, Frank (1999-12-26). "He refined the desktop PC. Now he wants to kill it". U.S. News & World Report. Retrieved 2011-08-12. "A year later, Dean led a team that built a 1,000-megahertz chip [...]"
- Angel, Jonathan (2011-08-10). "Thirty years later, the personal computer's obsolete, IBM PC designer says". linuxfordevices.com. Retrieved 2011-08-12.
- Dean, Mark (2011-08-12). "IBM Leads the Way in the Post-PC Era". A Smarter Planet. Retrieved 2011-08-12. "I recently traded in my PC for a tablet computer [...]"
- "High-tech's Invisible Man'". US Black Engineer & IT (Career Communications Group) 25 (5): 14. February 2002. ISSN 1088-3444.
- Patricia Carter Sluby (20099). The inventive spirit of African Americans: patented ingenuity (illustrated ed.). Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 177. ISBN 978-0-275-96674-4.
- Evans, Bob (2011-08-11). "Personal Computers Becoming Obsolete, Says IBM PC Architect". Forbes. Retrieved 2011-08-12. "One of IBM’s primary designers for its iconic PC says he’s chucked the PC in favor of a tablet [..] Now CTO for IBM Middle East and Africa, Dean [...]"