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Senior Research Scientist
School of Computer Science
College of Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center (GT-RNOC)
Southern Crossroads (SoX)
Networking Telecommunications Group (NTG)
Georgia Tech Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (GT-CDAIT)
Institute for People and Technology (IPAT)
Georgia Tech Information Security Center (GTISC)
Graphics Visualization and Usability Center (GVU)

Contact Information

Office: Klaus 3420, 404.385.4706
EMail: Russ.Clark@gatech.edu - (Email is always the best way to reach me.)
Mailing address: Klaus Building, 266 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA 30332-0765

Biographical Sketch

B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, Vanderbilt University , 1987
M.S. in Information and Computer Science from Georgia Institute of Technology 1992
Ph.D. Georgia Institute of Technology 1995

I am a senior research scientist in Georgia Tech's School of Computer Science, who engages hundreds of students each semester in mobile development, networking and the Internet of Things. I emphasize innovation, entrepreneurship and industry involvement in student projects and application development. I am the co-director of the Georgia Tech Research Network Operations Center (GT-RNOC), which supports research efforts across campus, and principal leader of the Convergence Innovation Competition, which pairs students and industry sponsors on novel projects. I have played a leadership role in the NSF GENI project, leading both the GT campus trials efforts as well as the GENI@SoX regional deployment and the Software Defined Exchange (SDX). I am active in the startup community, including roles with the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps program and as a principle with Empire Technologies during its acquisition by Concord Communications.

I was an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Dayton from 1995 to 1997. From 1990 to 1995 I was a graduate student at the College of Computing of Georgia Institute of Technology . My doctoral dissertation is entitled: "Solutions For Ubiquitous Information Services: Multiple Protocols and Scalable Servers". My dissertation advisor is Prof. Mostafa Ammar. Before graduate school, I worked as a Software Engineer for Data General Corporation.

"He went to Paris, looking for answers, to questions that bothered him so." - Jimmy Buffett

For the Fall 2005 semester I had the pleasure of teaching at Georgia Tech Lorraine, GT's campus in Metz, France.

I greatly enjoy spending time with my wife and three growing kids. In my "spare" time I work on projects around the house, and, to quote a famous bumper sticker, "I'd rather be sailing".