Saturday, February 01, 2014
Afrakans in Amuraka: Black History Month Profile - Mark E. Dean
Mark E. Dean is an American Afrakan inventor and a computer engineer. Dean was part of the team that developed the interior architecture (ISA systems bus) that enables multiple devices, such as modems and printers, to be connected to personal computers. In addition he led a design team for making a one-gigahertz computer processor chip. Dean holds more than 20 patents including three of IBM's original nine PC patents.
Dean holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Florida Atlantic University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Dean has also taught computer science at Harvard and was CTO for IBM Africa. Dean is the first American Afrakan to become an IBM Fellow which is the highest level of technical excellence at the company.