KNOXVILLE—Mark Dean, a professor in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering and an icon in the world of personal computing, has added another title to his already prestigious career: National Academy of Inventors Fellow for 2014.
Dean, the Fisher Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, holds three of IBM’s original nine patents for personal computers, including for the technology that allows multiple devices to be plugged into a computer at the same time.
“To have been selected for this and to see some of the other people on their list makes me feel really good,” said Dean, who joins UT Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement Taylor Eighmy, a 2013 selection and a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, as NAI fellows at UT. “There are a lot of great people on there, so being selected is an honor.”
Duane Miller, at the UT Health Science Center in Memphis, was also selected to this year’s class.