Mark Dean (computer scientist)
Mark E. Dean
Mark E. Dean (born March 2, 1957) is an American inventor and a computer engineer.
Early life[change | change source]
Dean went to Jefferson City High School. He liked to build things. He once built a tractor from scratch with the help of his father. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1979. He got straight A's. Dean received a master's degree in electrical engineering from Florida Atlantic university in 1982. Dean received a doctorate from Stanford University in 1992.
Public life[change | change source]
Dean's first job was at IBM as an engineer. He invented three important technology's at IBM, including the color PC monitor and the first gigahertz chip. A gigahertz chip is a revolutionary piece of technology that is able to do a billion calculations per second. Dean holds 3 of IBM's patents. Dean became the black engineer of the year in 1987.
References[change | change source]
"Mark Dean". Biography.com. 2015. Retrieved April 27, 2015.