Mark Dean

Born: 1957
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Tenn.

Microcomputer with bus control means for peripheral devices—The work of these IBM scientists is what allows IBM and IBM-compatible computer components to communicate with each other very rapidly. This development made personal computers fast and efficient for the first time. The first commercial use of their development was marketed in 1984 in the IBM PC/AT, and is currently being used in 40 million personal computers each year. Dr. Dean was the first African-American with an IBM fellowship and is Vice President of Performance for the RS/6000 Division in Austin, Texas. Moller is a senior technical staff member of the IBM Consumer Division. (1997)