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Baylor Engineering Professor Receives Volunteer of the Year Award
May 28, 2008
Dr. Robert Marks, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer
Engineering at Baylor University, has received the Volunteer of the
Year award from the Dallas Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and
Electronic Engineers, the largest professional society in the world.
The award was given to Marks by the chair of the Dallas Section of the
IEEE at an awards banquet earlier this month.
Marks received the award in part for his work establishing the
Computational Intelligence Society of the Dallas Chapter of the IEEE,
and served as the first chair of the society.
"A variation of a quote from the late comedian George Burns
comes to mind 'I don't deserve this award,'" Marks said. "But I've also
recently developed an allergic reaction to pollen and I don't deserve
Marks received his doctorate in electrical engineering from
Texas Tech University. He came to Baylor from the University of
Washington, where he was professor of electrical engineering and was
graduate program director from 1996 until 2000. He is a fellow of the
Optical Society of America IEEE. He has been recognized as an IEEE
Distinguished Lecturer and has received the IEEE Centennial Medal and
For more information, contact Dr. Marks at (254) 710-7302.