Mark Jones, professor of electrical and computer engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, has been conferred the title of professor emeritus by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.

The emeritus title may be conferred on retired professors, associate professors, and administrative officers who are specially recommended to the board by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands in recognition of exemplary service to the university. Nominated individuals who are approved by the board receive a copy of the resolution and a certificate of appreciation.

A member of the Virginia Tech faculty since 1990, Jones has made significant contributions to the field of computing with his work in high-performance computing, secure computing, embedded computing, electronic textiles, and computational algorithms. In support of his research, he has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Air Force Research Laboratory, Intel, Harris Corp., Office of Naval Research, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Energy, Lockheed-Martin, Carilion, Missile Defense Agency, and the National Security Agency.

The author or co-author of more than 90 peer-reviewed research publications, Jones also served as a reviewer for numerous journals as well as on proposal review panels for the Department of Energy and the National Science Foundation.

At Virginia Tech, Jones led the ABET accreditation process for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He also created the senior design course for the computer engineering major and supervised that course for more than a decade.

In the classroom, he taught a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and advised numerous master’s degree and Ph.D. students and helped them develop successful careers in both academic and industrial settings.

Jones received his bachelor's degree from Clemson University and a Ph.D. from Duke University.

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