Mark Dean, born March 2, 1957, is an African American Computer
Scientist from Jefferson City, Tennessee. His grandfather was a high school
principal and his father- a supervisor at the Tennessee Valley
As a young boy, he built and tractor from scratch with
the help of his father. ( See, starting off young learning how to
create things makes it better when you get older.)
Mark was a wonderful athlete as well as a straight A student.
IN 1979, Dean graduated at the top of his
class at the University of Tennessee through
the university’s Minority Engineering Program.
His degrees received:
BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Tennessee
MSEE in 1982 from Florida Atlantic University
PH.D in EE from Stanford in 1992
Dean has been with IBM since 1980 and
received the title IBM Fellow in 1995.
Mark is one of about 50 active fellows of
IBM’s 200,000 employees and the first
African-American to be honored.
Currently, he is Vice President of
Performance for the RS/6000 Division in
Like, specified in the title, and i’m going to
say this again- Dr. Dean holds MORE THAN 20 US
patents. This includes 3 of IBM”S original nice
PC patnets. In 1997, he was inducted into the
National inventor’s Hall of Fame alone with
the other black members George Washington
Carver and Dr. Percy Julian.
1999- he was the leader of a team that
built a gigahertz (1000 MHZ) chip that did
a billion calculations per second. Dr Dean
continues to keep going in his computer science,
with a future vision of what improvements his
team inventions can have on the world.
To be apart of a team like that must
be such an honor, but to be the leader of the
team like that, that tops it all.
With all those degrees, he was the overachiever
and that’s beyond great. So as you can see, he is
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