Mark Allen Weiss is Distinguished University Professor in the Knight Foundation School of Computing and Information Sciences and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education of the College of Engineering and Computing at Florida International University. He also serves as Interim Founding Director of the School of Universal Computing, Construction, and Engineering EDucation (SUCCEED) having previously served for nine years as Associate Director of the School of Computing and Information Sciences. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union in 1983, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1987, after which he joined FIU. His interests include data structures, algorithms, and education. He is most well-known for his highly-acclaimed Data Structures textbooks, which have been used by a generation of students.
Professor Weiss is the author of numerous publications in top-rated journals and was the recipient of the University’s Excellence in Research Award in 1994. From 1997-2004 he served as a member of the Advanced Placement Computer Science Development Committee, chairing the committee from 2000- 2004. The committee designed the curriculum and wrote the AP exams that are now taken by 60,000 high school students annually.
Dr. Weiss’ work has received over 2,000 citations according to Google Scholar. In addition to his Research Award, Professor Weiss is the recipient of the University’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He is a three-time winner of FIU’s Top Scholar Award, a four-time winner of the internal competition for nomination as US Professor of the Year, and recipient of the 2017 FIU Torch Award. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and an ACM Distinguished Educator. He is the recipient of the 2015 ACM SIGCSE Award for Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education, the 2017 IEEE Computer Society Taylor L. Booth Education Award, and the 2018 IEEE Education Society William E. Sayle Achievement in Education Award.