Short: Mark D. Gross is Professor of Computer Science and the director of the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Longer: Mark D. Gross is Professor of computer science and the director of the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. Gross taught at CU-Boulder from 1990 to 1999 as an assistant and associate professor of architecture, planning and design, from 1999-2004 at the University of Washington, Seattle, and from 2004 to 2014 at Carnegie Mellon University. Gross’s research interests include design methods, modular robotics, computationally enhanced construction kits and crafts, sketch tools and applications, and physical computing.He holds a BS and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Long: Mark D Gross is Professor of computer science and the director of the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is cofounder of Modular Robotics Incorporated and Blank Slate Systems LLC. He taught Computational Design in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University from 2004- 2013, at the University of Washington Seattle from 1999-2004, and at the University of Colorado’s Environmental Design program from 1990-1999. His research interests include sketch-based interaction, computational design and construction kits, tangible interaction, architectural robotics, creativity, and modular robotics for education. In 2009 he was Program Chair for the ACM Creativity and Cognition conference and in 2011 General Chair for ACM Tangible Embedded Embodied Interaction. Earlier Gross worked on constraint programming languages and sketch recognition: he is known for his early work on “The Electronic Cocktail Napkin”, domain-independent end-user programmable sketch recognition software. Before pursuing an academic career Gross worked at the Architecture Machine Group at MIT, the MIT Logo Lab, Logo Computer Systems Inc., and Atari Cambridge Research. He holds a BS and PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.