is a Senior Staff Engineer at Sun Labs Massachusetts. Mark received the B.Sc.(Hons.) degree in Computer Science from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA in 1996. From August 1996 until June 2000, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh. In June 2000, he joined Sun Microsystem Laboratories, where he is now the Principal Investigator of the Scalable Synchronization Research Group
Mark's main research interests concern practical and theoretical aspects of concurrent, distributed, and real-time systems, particularly hardware and software support for programming constructs that facilitate scalable synchronization in shared memory multiprocessors.