Mark Dean (computer scientist)

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Mark E. Dean
Born (1957-03-02) March 2, 1957 (age 65)
OccupationComputer engineer

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.