2000 Award Recipient

Professor Jon Mark (Wireless Communications)

Professor Jon Mark (University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario)

Professor Mark is cited for his significant contributions to the field of computer communication networks and wireless communications. He is a pioneer researcher and world leading expert in digital transmission, image and video transmission, and computer networks and satellite communication. He is currently working on the integration of wireless networks and the Internet to support multimedia services.

Educational Background
Professor Mark took his B.Sc. at the University of Toronto in 1962, his M.Sc. in 1968 and his Ph.D. in 1970, both at McMaster University. He has been with the University of Waterloo since 1970.

Career Development
Professor Mark is a Professor and Past Chairman of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. He is also the Director of the Centre for Wireless Communication at Waterloo. He holds Guest Professorships at the National University of Singapore and Southeast University in Nanjing.

Earlier this year he was awarded the prestigious Canadian Award in Telecommunications Research. In 1988 Professor Mark was awarded Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, for his contributions to the understanding of computer communication networks.

Major Contributions
Professor Mark is internationally well-known and respected. He has been invited to serve on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals like the Inter Society Steering Committee of the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, and he is the editor of the journals of Wireless Networks, and Telecommunication Systems.

Other Honorary
Professor Mark has written over 190 papers, and authored in education chapters in 2 books. He has also supervised 34 Ph.D. students and 27 Masters students, indicating his interest. He holds one patent.