Professor Marks was awarded the IEEE Outstanding Branch Councilor Award, The IEEE Centennial Medal, the IEEE Neural Networks Society Meritorious Service Award, the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Golden Jubilee Award and, for 2007, the IEEE CIS Chapter of the IEEE Dallas Section Volunteer of the Year award. He was was named a Distinguished Young Alumnus of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, is an inductee into the Texas Tech Electrical Engineering Academy, and in 2007 was awarded the Banned Item of the Year from the Discovery Institute. Dr. Marks served for 17 years as the faculty advisor to the University of Washington's chapter of Campus Crusade for Christ. In 2010, he was listed by CollegeCrunch.com as one of "The 20 Most Brilliant Christian Professors".
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Marks was awarded the Outstanding Branch Councilor award
by IEEE and was presented with the IEEE Centennial Medal.
He was named a Distinguished Young Alumnus of Rose-Hulman
Institute of Technology and is an inductee into the Texas
Tech Electrical Engineering Academy. In 2000, he was awarded
the Golden Jubilee Award by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.
He is also the first recipient of the IEEE Neural Networks Society
Meritorious Service Award and the first honorary member of the Puget
Sound Section of the Optical Society of America. He was also
co-recipient of a NASA
Tech Brief Award for the paper "Minimum Power Broadcast
Trees for Wireless Networks", and the Judith Stitt Award at the American
Brachytherapy Society 23rd Annual Meeting.Dr.
Marks served as a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE Neural Networks
Society, the IEEE Neural Networks Council, and the IEEE
Computational Intelligence Society. Dr.
Marks is a founding Member of the University
of Washington's Christian Faculty Network. He was given IEEE Dallas Chapter Volunteer of the Year Award from the Dallas IEEE CIS Chapter.
Marks was Chair of IEEE Neural Networks Committee and
served as the first President of the IEEE Neural Networks Council (now a Society). He was given the honorary title of Charter
President. He served a six year stint of the Editor-in-Chief
of the IEEE Transactions
on Neural Networks and as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions
on Fuzzy Systems. He was also the topical editor for Optical
Signal Processing and Image Science for the Journal of the
Optical Society on America A .He is a member of the Editorial
Board for The
International Journal of Neurocomputing. The
Australian Journal of Intelligent Information Processing Systems,
The Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence (1996-present)
and Sampling Theory in Signal & Image Processing (2000-present).
Marks was co-founder and first President of The Puget Sound Section
of the Optical Society of America. He was co-founder and first
Chair of the IEEE
Circuits & Systems Society Technical Committee on Neural Systems
& Applications. He also founded and served as first Chair of the IEEE Dallas Chapter of the Computational Intelligence Society.
Marks serves as the Steering Committee Chair for the 2005 IEEE
Symposium on Swarm Intelligence in Pasadena. Dr. Marks served as General Chair
of the International
Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Seattle, General Co-Chair for
four years of the IEEE/IAFE Conference on Financial Engineering in New York, International
Chair of the RNNS/IEEE Symposium
on Neuroinformatics and Neurocomputing (Rostov-on-Don,
USSR), Organizational Chair for the (first), IEEE Virtual
Reality Annual International Symposium (VRAIS) in Seattle
and Raleigh, NC, respectively, and the (first) IEEE-SP
International Symposium on Time-Frequency and Time-Scale Analysis (Victoria, BC). He served as Program and Tutorials Chair for the First International Forum on Applications of Neural Networks
to Power Systems (Seattle).
served as the Awards Chair (2004-05) and Fellows Chair (2006-07) for the IEEE Computational Intelligence
Society. Dr. Marks served as an elected member
of the Board of Governors (1993-96, 1998-2000, 2001-02) and Administrative
Vice President (2003-04) of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. Professor
Marks was the Technical Program Director for the first IEEE
World Congress on Computational Intelligence, Orlando,
the Program Co-chair for The IEEE/IAFE Conference on Financial Engineering (New York), The RNNS/IEEE
Symposium on Neuroinformatics and Neurocomputing (Rostov-on-Don,
Russia) and The
International Conference on Neural Networks (ICNN) in
Perth, Australia. He served as the North American Liaison for the Singapore International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN); the Tutorials Chair for the IEEE World Congress
on Computational Intelligence, Anchorage, ; Publications Chair of the IEEE International Electric
Machines and Drives Conference (IEMDC'99), Seattle.
He was the Special Sessions Chair for the 2000 International
Joint Conference on Neural Networks - Italy.
Dr. Marks is an Associate
Member of Christian Leadership Ministries and
served as the faculty advisor to the University
of Washington's chapter of Campus
Crusade for Christ. He sits on the Board of Directors
of Arbor Ministries. Dr. Marks has given presentations of
his talk, What
does Calculus Have to do With Christianity? to
university audiences in Poland, Japan, Canada, Russia and the United
Robert J. Marks II has lots and lots of publications. Some are really good. Ten
of Dr. Marks’ papers have been reproduced in volumes of collections
of outstanding papers. He has three US patents in the field of artificial
neural networks and signal processing.
Marks is the author of the books
and is editor of
is also a co-editor of the volumes
Dr. Marks' bride
of over 35 years is the fetching Monika Marks (the former Connie
His children are Jeremiah
and his wife Leslie, Joshua and Marilee. Dr Marks' hobbies
include cartooning, songwriting,
and old radio plays,