All About Mark Edward Dean

A Computer Engineer/Scientist

Birth date and Nationality

Mark E. Dean was born on March 2, 1957 in Jefferson City, Tennessee, and is still living today. Dean is an american computer engineer.

Family Information

Mark Dean is the son of James and Barbara Dean, and he is married to Paula Bacon.


Mark had been at the University of Tennessee in 1979, Florida Atlantic University 1982, and Stanford University in 1992. At the University of Tennessee he studied engineering, and he was the top of his class. In 1982 at the Florida Atlantic University, he earned his master's degree in electrical engineering. During the year of 1992 in Stanford, he completed his doctorate in the same field.


An award for him is the first African-American to receive honor IBM fellow in 1996 then during 1997 he had been rewarded the Black Engineer of the Year President’s Award. Dean also owns more than 20 patents. Dean was also elected to the Nation Academy of Engineers. He also received membership in the American Academy of Arts and Science; Dean was also awarded with the Ronald H. Brown American Innovators Award.

Contributions to Science

He developed plenty of technology, including the color pc monitor and the first gigahertz chip. While Dean was working at the IBM, he created the new Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) systems bus with the help from his colleague, Dennis Moeller. The ISA system bus was built so that peripheral devices could be directly inserted to a computer.

Dean's Famous Quote

"A lot of kids growing up today aren't told that you can be whatever you want to be. There may be obstacles, but there are no limits".- Mark Dean

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