Dr. Brian Marks

Computer Science

Personal Bio

Dr. Marks has been a member of the technical staff at JHU/APL since 2013.  Prior to that, he spent 7 years as a research associate in the Electrical Engineering department at UMBC, where his primary research interests were in modeling and simulation of fiber optic communications systems.  He was also at Indiana University in Bloomington for 5 years teaching mathematics and statistics courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  He holds bachelors degrees in Mathematics and Physics from N. C. State University and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University.

Education History

  • BS Mathematics and Physics, North Carolina State University
  • Ph D Applied Mathematics, Nowthwestern University

Work Experience

Senior Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory


S. Wang, A. Docherty, B. S. Marks, C. R. Menyuk, "Comparison of numerical methods for modeling laser mode locking with saturable gain," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 30 (10), Nov. 2013.

N. Mosavi, C. Nelson, B. S. Marks, B. G. Boone, C. R. Menyuk, "Simulation of partially spatially coherent laser beam and comparison with field test data for both terrestrial and maritime environments," Proc. SPIE 9080, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XIX; and Atmospheric Propagation XI.

N. Mosavi, C. Nelson, B. S. Marks, B. G. Boone, C. R. Menyuk, "Aberrated beam propagation through turbulence and comparison of Monte Carlo simulations to field test measurements," Opt. Eng. 53 (8), 086108.

A. J. Fath, B. S. Marks, W. Snapp-Childs, G. P. Bingham, "Information and control strategy to solve the degrees-of-freedom problem for nested locomotion-to-reach," Exp. Brain Res., accepted for publication 2014

Y. Hu, B. S. Marks, C. R. Menyuk, V. J. Urick, "Modeling sources of nonlinearity in a simple p-i-n photodetector," J. Lightwave Technol. 32 (10), Oct. 2014.

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