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

Mobile Applications and IoT Programs
Coastal Equity and Resilience (CEAR) Hub Georgia Tech Savannah

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: GT Savannah Room 234, 912.966.7943
Email: Russ.Clark@gatech.edu - (Email is always the best way to reach me.)
Mailing address: Georgia Tech Savannah, 210 Technology Circle, Savannah, GA 31407

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 have enjoyed co-teaching several courses at GT Lorraine over the years with my colleagues.

In my "spare" time I work on projects around the house, and, to quote a famous bumper sticker, "I'd rather be sailing".