Mark Dean News

Nervous System Could be Map to Computing Breakthrough

The next big leap in computing could be just around the corner, thanks to a project being conducted by UT’s College of Engineering and the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute.

Trailblazer: Mark Dean a Pioneer in Many Ways

For his contributions as a computer scientist, an inventor, and someone who helped shape the modern world, Mark Dean is being honored as the Trailblazer Series speaker for February. He’ll speak about his life and career at 12:30 p.m. on February 26 in the auditorium of the John C. Hodges Library.

Mark Dean Profiled by Engadget

Engadget spoke to UT alumnus and current professor Mark Dean about computing, his role as a pioneer in the PC revolution with IBM, and about overcoming racism.

WBIR-TV: UT professor helped invent the first PC

WBIR-TV’s Robin Wilhoit sat down with Mark Dean, a professor in electrical engineering and computer science, who helped invent the first personal computer. Dean recently retired from IBM and returned to his alma mater, UT, to teach and conduct research. “This was on the path of where I wanted to go. I’m reaching that point

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News Sentinel: PC pioneer Mark Dean returns to UT as educator

After 34 years with IBM, Mark Dean feels right back at home in his new office in the Min Kao Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Building. Dean is responsible for designing the personal computer, the first gigahertz processor, and the once the world’s most powerful supercomputer, the Blue Gene. He ran multiple research teams all over

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Personal Computer Inventor to Join College of Engineering Faculty

Alumnus Mark Dean, co-inventor of the personal computer, will join UT’s College of Engineering faculty this fall. Dean arrives at UT from IBM, where he most recently served as chief technology officer for IBM Middle East and Africa, based in Dubai. He begins on September 1 as the John Fisher Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

What’s Your Big Idea?—Mark Dean

Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that make a difference in their world. Mark Dean, a 1979 graduate in electrical engineering, has the big idea of building a device that will replace everything that you carry in your wallet. Dean is one of the lead inventors of the personal computer and is chief technology officer for IBM Middle East and Africa.

Alumni Board of Directors Honors Outstanding Alumni

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An inventor, a connector, a legend. These are just a few of the outstanding alumni who were honored by the university at its alumni board of directors awards dinner on Friday, September 7. UT recognized eighteen outstanding alumni in four categories: Alumni Promise Award, Alumni Service Award, Alumni Professional Achievement Award, and Distinguished Alumni Award, which is the highest honor given.