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ROBERT J. MARKS II

Education

    BS and MS in Electrical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (1972,1973).

    PhD in Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University (1977).

Employment

    Baylor University

    Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (2003-present)

    Engineering Graduate Director (2004 – present)

    University of Washington, Dept. of Electrical Engineering:

    Professor (1987 - 2003)

    Graduate Program Coordinator (1996 - 2000)

    Associate Professor (1982-87)

    Assistant Professor (1978-82)

    Research Assistant, Texas Tech University (1975-77)

    Naval Weapons Support Center, Reliability Engineer (1973-75)

    WPFR-FM, Terre Haute, Indiana, Disk Jockey (1971-73)

Awards

    · Fellow

    ° Optical Society of America (OSA)1_

    ° Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE)2_

    · IEEE Distinguished Lecturer (IEEE Neural Networks Council 1991-92; IEEE Neural Networks Society 2002-03)

    · Honorary Member: Puget Sound Section of the Optical Society of America3°

    · IEEE Centennial Medal and Certificate4_

    · IEEE Outstanding Branch Counselor/Advisor Award 5#

    · Charter President of the IEEE Neural Networks Council6~

    · Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Outstanding Young Alumni Award7*

    · Texas Tech Electrical Engineering Academy8

    · PhD Appreciation Plaque9

    · IEEE Neural Networks Council Meritorious Service Award10

    · IEEE CASS (Circuits and Systems Society) Golden Jubilee Medal (1999)11

    · NASA Tech Brief Award12

    · Judith Stitt Award for Best Poster Presentation, American Brachytherapy Society 23rd Annual Meeting13

Advisory Committees and Editorial Boards

  • 1991 Singapore International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 18-21 Nov 1991; USA Liaison.
  • Journal of Intelligent Control, Neurocomputing and Fuzzy Logic; Editorial Board Member (1992-1995).
  • International Journal of Neurocomputing, Editorial Board Member (1989-1992).
  • 1993 IEEE/Tsukuba International Workshop on Advanced Robotics, AIST Tsukuba Research Center, Tsukuba, Japan, November 8-9, 1993, Advisory Committee, Member.
  • International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Seoul, Korea, October 17-20, 1994; International Advisory Committee, Member.
  • International Conference on Neural Networks, Speech and Image Processing, Hong Kong, 13-15 April, 1994; International Advisory Committee, Member.
  • International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, Beijing, China, November 3-6, 1992, International Advisory Co-Chair.
  • The RNNS/IEEE Symposium on Neuroinformatics and Neurocomputing*, (Rostov-on-Don, Russia, October 7-10, 1992); Advisory Board Member.
  • (Artificial Neural Networks and Expert Systems) ANNES - annual conference; International Advisory Board Member (1993)
  • Center for the History of Electrical Engineering; Liaison of the IEEE Neural Networks Council (1992-1993)
  • International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIPS, sponsored by the Asian Pacific Neural Networks Assembly, October 30, 1995 (Beijing, China); International Advisory Committee.
  • International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIPS, sponsored by the Asian Pacific Neural Networks Assembly, September 24-27, 1996 (Hong Kong); International Advisory Committee.
  • The Fourth International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIPS’97), The Annual Conference of the Asian Pacific Neural Network Assembly, The Fifth Australian and New Zealand International Conference on Intelligent Information Processing Systems (ANZIIS'97), and The Third New Zealand International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks and Expert Systems (ANNES'97) - jointly held conferences; 24-28 November, 1997; Dunedin/Queenstown, New Zealand; International Advisory Committee.
  • Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence, Editorial Board, (1996-present).
  • The ACM SIGART Magazine of Intelligent Machinery, Editorial Board, (1996-present).
  • IEEE Neural Networks Council Awards Committee - member (1997).
  • IEEE Neural Networks Council Fellows Evaluation Committee - member (1997-1999).
  • The 1998 International Conference on Neural Networks and the Brain, October 27-30, 1998, Beijing, China, Advisory Committee (member).
  • Quantum Research Group Ltd. < www.qprox.com>, Advisory Board Member (1997-present).
  • International Conference on Neural Information Processing, ICONIPS, sponsored by the Asian Pacific Neural Networks Assembly, November 10-14, 2001 (Shanghai, China); International Advisory Committee.
  • JOURNAL OF SAMPLING THEORY IN SIGNAL AND IMAGE PROCESSING-An International Journal; Editorial Board Member (2000-present).
  • Inficom, Advisory Board Member (2001-present).
  • IEEE Circuits & Systems Society: Restructuring Committee, Member (2001), Chair (2002).
  • Journal of Engineering Research (JER), International Advisory Editorial Board (2002-present)
  • Arbor Ministries, Board of Directors (2002-present).
  • Greater Northwest Campus Crusade for Christ Development Council, Member (2002-2003).
  • The Journal of Engineering Research (TJER), International Editorial Advisory Board, Member (2002-present).

Research Grants & Contracts

    1. "Lensless space-variant processing" Graduate School Research Fund (1978-79), $5,824.

    2. "Coherent optical extrapolation of two-dimensional bandlimited signals", National Science Foundation (1979-81), $32,000.

    3. "Coherent optical interpolation of continuously sampled images", Graduate School Research Fund (1982-83), $6,596.

    4. AT&T Research Equipment Grant (1985)...with L.E. Atlas, $62.000.

    5. "Analysis and application of neural nets", Boeing High Technology Center (1986-88).with L.E. Atlas-$110,000.

    6. "Neural network computer architectures", The Washington Technology Center (1987-89) with L.E. Atlas.

    7. "Increasing the accuracy of inexact processors", SDI/IST through ONR & the Optical Systems Lab at Texas Tech University and WTC (1988-1989), $230,000.

    8. "Power Systems Stability and Security Assessments Using Artificial Neural Networks" NSF (1988-1990), Project Coordinator, co P.I. with M.A. El-Sharkawi, M. Damborg & L.E. Atlas-$337,500.

    9. "Neurocomputers", The Washington Technology Center (1989-91) with L.E. Atlas, ~$150,000.

    10. "Electric load forecasting using artificial neural networks", Puget Sound Power and Light Company (1989-90) with M. El-Sharkawi, L.E. Atlas & M. Damborg-$115.000.

    11. "Advanced Time-Frequency Displays", Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, September 1, 1989 through October 30, 1990, co-P.I. with Les Atlas-$128,000.

    12. "Neural Network & Learning Systems", The Washington Technology Center (1991-92) with L.E. Atlas, ~$150,000.

    13. "Solution of Inverse Problems in Electromagnetic and Optical Propagation Using Artificial Neural Networks", National Science Foundation, February 15, 1991 to February 14, 1993, (with Jenq-Neng Hwang, Leung Tsang and Akira Ishimaru),-$151,000.

    14. "Advanced Neural Network Paradigms and Applications", Boeing Computer Services, January 1, 1991 to December 31, 1993-$90,000.

    15. "Simulation Studies on Biomagnetic Detection of Bundle of His Signal and Its Application to the Cardiac Syncope Problem", General Electric, Schenectady NY, January 1, 1992 to May 31, 1992, co Principal Investigator (Lee Huntsman, Project Coordinator; with co PI's G.H. Bardy, C. Ramon, S.Oh)-$40,000.

    16. "Biomagnetic Imaging of Three-Dimensional Current Distribution", National Science Foundation, Stage 1: 6-1-92 to 5-31-95. Stage 2: 6-1-94 to 2 29, 1996 (co PI with C. Ramon)-$497,080 + 104,358.

    17. "Detection of Short Turns in Turbo Alternators", Southern California Edison, August 1, 1992 to July 31, 1993, (co Principal Investigator M.A. El-Sharkawi)-$93,765.

    18. "S&P 500 Trading Using Spectrally Trained Neural Networks", Washington Technology Center, January 1993 to June 1993, $25,000.

    19. "Tune & Prune Adaptation of Fuzzy Inference Engines", Royalty Research Fund, University of Washington, June 15, 1993 to September 1994, $14,000.

    20. "Localization of Short Turns in Turbo Alternators", Southern California Edison, August 1, 1992 to July 31, 1993, (co Principal Investigator M.A. El-Sharkawi)-$94,000.

    21. "Financial Neural Networks", Washington Technology Center, August 1993 to March 1994, $10,000.

    22. "Detection of Short Turns in Operating Turbo Alternators", Southern California Edison, August 1, 1993 to August 31, 1994, (co Principal Investigator M.A. El-Sharkawi)-$93,000.

    23. "Advanced Neural Network Paradigms and Applications", Boeing Computer Services, January 1, 1994 to December 31, 1996-$90,000.

    24. "Wavelet Based Neural Networks", Washington Technology Center, January 1995 to June 1995, $7,000.

    25. "Genetic Algorithm Carbon Brake Analysis", Boeing Airplane Company, September 1994 to December 1994, $23,000.

    26. “Under-Load Evaluation of Breaker Contacts Condition", National Science Foundation, GOALI Grant No.ECS-9634600, September 1, 1996 to August 31, 1997, (Co-PI with Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi in collaboration with Isador Kerszenbaum, Southern California Edison), $50,000.

    27. “Intelligent Systems Applications for Transmissions and Distribution Systems”, (Co-PI with Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi), Southern California Edison, 1996-97, $79,530.

    28. "Advanced Neural Network Paradigms and Applications", Boeing Computer Services, January 1, 1996 to December 31, 1997-$23,000; 1997-98 $23,000; 1998-99 $23,000..

    29. “UG Cable Replacement”, Southern California Edison, 1997 - $50,000 (Co-PI with Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi).

    30. "Twin signal signature sensing: application to shorted winding monitoring, detection and localization", NSF/EPRI, 1995-1999, (co Principal Investigator M.A. El-Sharkawi), $398,000.

    31. “Environmentally Adaptive Sonar”, Office of Naval Research/ Applied Physics Laboratory, September 1997 to September 1999 - $90,000 (Co-PI with Mohamed A. El-Sharkawi).

    32. “A New Paradigm for Designing Radiation Beams for Cancer Treatment”, The Whitaker Foundation, January 1998 to December 2000 - $210,000 (Co-PI with Paul Cho, Department of Radiation Oncology, UW School of Medicine.)

    33. “Automatic Decision Aggregation”, Boeing Defense, Nov 1997 through May 1998, $26,000.

    34. "Automatic Environmentally Adaptive Sonar Control", Office of Naval Research, 1998-2001, - $333,000 (Co-PI with M.A. El-Sharkawi).

    35. “Assessment of prostate seed implants” NIH, October 1, 2001 to Dec 31, 2002 (Co-PI with Paul Cho, Department of Radiation Oncology, UW School of Medicine.), NIH, $212,000.

    36. “Sensor Coverage for Vehicle Health and Safety Systems”, Boeing Defense, June 2001 to Dec. 2001 (PI $25,000).

    37. “Intelligent Sensor and Satellite Networks for Earth Science & Exploration”, JPL & NASA Sept 1, 2000 to Dec 31, 2002 (co PI with M.A. El-Sharkawi, subcontract from JPL for $250,900.)

    38. “Model-Based Complex Data Set Correlation” Boeing Airplane Company, Jan 16, 2001 to Jan 16, 2002, (PI $42,099)

    39. “Physiologic Development of Speech Production”, NIH, Sept 1, 2001 to Sept 2006 ( PI. Christopher A. Moore, Speech & Hearing Sciences. R.J. Marks II is a co-investigator, Grant Total is $2,861,174.).

    40. “Reconstruction of Missing Sensor Readings on Jet Aircraft Engines”, Boeing Phantom Works, September 2001 to May 2002 ($32,000).

    41. “Missing Sensor Data Restoration: Computationally Intelligent Discovery of Reading Dependencies”, NSF, Sept 16, 2001 to Aug 31, 2004, (co-PI with M.A. El-Sharkawi, $588,898). Undergraduate support addenda, $12,000.

    42. "Intraoperative Dose Optimization for Prostate Brachytherapy", ARO, co-PI with Paul Cho and Y. Kim. $550,000, 2003-06 (3 years).

    43. “Application of computationally intelligence techniques to long term multistatic sonar systems (ONR - EE/APL, 3 years, Marks Co-PI) $960k total.

    44. “Collective Behavior of Biological Swarms: System Modeling, Analysis, and Algorithmic for Distributed Dynamic Resource Allocation Problems”, JPL Director's Research and Development Fund, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Co-PI’s are Payman Arabshahi (JPL), R.J. Marks II (UW), Michael Dickinson (Cal Tech) and Alcherio Martinoli (Cal Tech), 2003-04, $200,000.

    45. “Reconstruction of Missing Sensor Readings on Jet Aircraft Engines: Phase II”, Boeing Phantom Works, April 2003 to July 2003, ($32,000),

    46. “Supplemental RA Support”, Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington, Spring Quarter, 2003, ($11,138).

    47. "Real-Time Distributed Control Networks: Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation via Adaptive Sampling" (with Ian Gravagne & John Davis, Baylor University) NSF, 3 years, $300k.

External Experience

    Þ Neuromedical Systems, Inc (Plaintiff) vs. Neopath (Defendant), United States District Court, Southern District of New York (1997-98) - for the Defendant.[1]

    Þ Neopath (Plaintiff) vs Neuromedical Systems, Inc (Defendant) vs., United States District Court, Seattle (1997-98) - for the Plaintiff.

    Þ Nestor, (Plaintiff) vs. Hecht-Nielsen Corporation Software (Defendant), filed Nov. 25, 1998, in U.S. District Court in Rhode Island.

    Þ Hecht-Nielsen Corporation Software (Plaintiff) vs. Transaction Systems Architects Inc. and ACI Worldwide Inc. (Defendants) , U.S. District Court in San Diego.

    CONSULTING

    Þ Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington

    Þ APPA Systems Inc., Bellevue, WA

    Þ Technical Arts Mfg. Co. Inc., Redmond ,WA

    Þ John Fluke Manufacturing Company Inc., Everett, WA

    Þ Space Labs, Redmond, WA

    Þ Lasentec, Bellevue, WA

    Þ Flow Industries, Kent, WA.

    Þ Philipp Technologies, Bellevue, WA

    Þ Multidimensional Systems Corporation, Lynnwood, WA

    Þ Pacific Gas & Electric

    Þ Financial Neural Networks, Inc., Kirkland, WA

    Þ American Pioneer Corporation, Ballard

    Þ Decisions Systems Corporation, Atlanta, GA

    Þ Boeing Computer Services

    Þ Boeing Airplane Company

    Þ NeoPath, Redmond, WA

    Þ Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

    Þ HNC Software, San Diego, CA

    Þ Inficom Corp, Redmond, WA

    PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

    PUBLICATIONS

    · IEEE:

    Þ IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, Editor-in-Chief (1992-1997)

    Þ IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, Associate Editor (1993-1999)

    · Optical Society of America:

    Þ Topical Editor, Journal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science in Optical Signal Processing and Image Science (1990-92).

    · International Journal of Neurocomputing

    Þ Editorial Board Member (1989-1992).

    · Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems

    Þ Editorial Board Member (1994-present).

    · Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence, (ACI), Fuji Press Co., Tokyo,

    Þ Editorial Board Member (1996-present).

    · Association for Computing Machinery

    Þ The ACM SIGART Magazine of Intelligent Machinery, Editorial Board, (1996-2000).

    · JOURNAL OF SAMPLING THEORY IN SIGNAL AND IMAGE PROCESSING-An International Journal;

    Þ Editorial Board Member (2000-present).

    · JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING RESEARCH

    Þ International Advisory Editorial Board (2002-present).

    ADMINISTRATIVE

    · IEEE:

    · IEEE Technical Activities Board

    ° Technical Activities Board, Member (1990-91).

    ° IEEE Technical Activities Board New Technology Directions Committee (1991 - Member).

    ° IEEE TAB Meetings Council (1992 -member)._

    ° Division X Director Nominating Committee (1992 - Chair).

    ° TAB Periodicals Council ad hoc Subcommittee on Budgetary Needs (1993 - Member).

    ° TAB Transactions Committee (1996 - member).

    · IEEE Computer Society

    ° Task Force on Virtual Intelligence

    · IEEE LEOS

    ° Representative to the IEEE Neural Networks Council (1994-96).

    · IEEE Power Engineering Society

    ° Representative to the IEEE Neural Networks Council (2002-04).

    · IEEE Circuits and Systems Society,

    ° Fellows Committee (2004)

    ° Vice-President of Administration (2003-04)

    ° Chair, Administrative Activities Committee (2004).

    ° Board of Governors (1994-99, 2000-02)

    ° Restructuring and Best Practices Committee (Chair –2002).

    ° Society Parliamentarian (2001-04)

    ° CASS Policies and Procedures Formation Committee, Chair (2003, 2004).

    ° Budget Committee, Chair (2003, 2004).

    ° Technical Society on Neural Systems and Applications in the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

    - Co-Founder (1987)

    - First Chair (1987-89).

    ° Darlington Award Committee (1996)-member

    ° CAS Publications Steering Committee (1996-97) – member

    ° Constitution & Bylaws Committee ( 2000 – member; 2002-03 – Chair).

    ° Restructuring Committee (2001-02) – member

    ° Representative to the IEEE Neural Networks Council (1996-98).

    ° Representative to the IEEE Neural Networks Committee (1987-88).

    · IEEE Nanotechnology Council

    o AdCom Member (2004-05)

    · IEEE Computational Intelligence Society

    o Awards Chair (2004)

    o AdCom Member (2004)

    o Fellows Committee Member (2004)

    o Representative to the IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2004-05)

    o Technical Committee of Neural Networks – Member (2004)

    · IEEE Neural Networks Society

    ° AdCom Member (2002-4).

    ° Technical Activities Committee (Member – 2002)

    · IEEE Neural Networks Council

    ° (first) President, (1990-91)

    ° Past President (1992-93)

    ° Nominati