Professor Mark Weiss is 2018 Recipient of IEEE Education Society William E. Sayle Award. This award is given to a member of the IEEE Education Society to recognize significant contributions over a period of years in one of the Fields of Interest of the IEEE Education Society. Article II, Section 1 of the Education Society’s Constitution —The Education Society’s FIELD OF INTEREST shall be: the theory and practice of education and educational technology involved in the effective delivery of domain knowledge of all fields within the scope of interest of IEEE.
Mark Allen Weiss is an Eminent Scholar Chaired Professor of Computer Science and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University in Miami Florida.
He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from The Cooper Union in 198, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1987, working under Bob Sedgewick. He has been at FIU since 1987 and was promoted to Professor in 1996. His interests include data structures, algorithms, and education, and he is most well-known for his highly-acclaimed Data Structures textbooks, which have been used at hundreds of universities worldwide. From 1997-2004 he served as a member of the Advanced Placement Computer Science Development Committee, chairing the committee from 2000-2004. Dr. Weiss is an IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, and ACM Distinguished Educator. He is the recipient of the 2015 SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education and 2017 IEEE Taylor Booth Education Award.