William Mark

Vice President, Information and Computing Sciences SRI International

William Mark leads SRI International's Information and Computing Sciences Division, which creates new technology in information security, system design, speech and natural language, vision and perception, planning and reasoning, and formal methods. The group's leading-edge research is complemented with a strong focus on intellectual property creation and commercialization. Projects include Internet interaction, intrusion detection software, physical and virtual information spaces, and technology for dynamic enterprise management.

Prior to joining SRI in 1998, Mark headed the System Technology Group at National Semiconductor. The group focused on system-level design and implementation of the silicon-based systems of the future, including hardware/software co-design, integrated DSP solutions, and reconfigurable computing technology.

Mark was formerly director of Information and Computing Sciences for the Lockheed Martin Palo Alto Research Laboratories. Before joining Lockheed, he was a co-founder of Savoir, a company developing software tools for flexible manufacturing. He was a designer of the Flexis product, for which he holds a software patent. Previously, he held positions at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute and the General Motors Research Laboratories.

Mark has a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT. His personal research interests include system design and smart spaces.