Robert J. Marks II is a distinguished professor of Engineering in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Baylor University. Marks is the founding director of the Walter Bradley Center for Natural & Artificial Intelligence and the editor-in-chief of BIO-Complexity. He served as the first President of the IEEE Neural Networks Council, now the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He is a fellow of the IEEE and of the Optical Society of America. Marks' eponyms include the Zhao-Atlas-Marks time-frequency distribution, the Cheung-Marks theorem in Shannon sampling theory and the Papoulis-Marks-Cheung approach in multidimensional signal analysis. He has consulted for Microsoft Corporation, DARPA and Boeing Computer Services. His latest book is Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics co-authored with William Dembski and Winston Ewert.
Marks received his B.S. and M.S. from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. Marks served for 17 years as the faculty advisor for CRU at the University of Washington and is currently a faculty advisor at Baylor University for the student groups the American Scientific Affiliation and Oso Logos, a Christian apologetics group.