Mark Yeary, Presidential Professor
Dr. Mark Yeary received his Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX in 1999, and since fall 2002, he has been with the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma (OU), Norman, where he was named the endowed Hudson-Torchmark Presidential Professor in 2011. In 2022, he was awarded OU's George Lynn Cross Research Professorship and named the Gallogy Chair Professorship within OU’s Gallogly College of Engineering. From 2015 to 2021 he was the founding Director of OU’s Defense, Security, & Intelligence (DSI) program. Since 2022, he has served as the CTO of the Oklahoma Aerospace & Defense Innovation Institute (OADII), within OU’s Office of the Vice President of Research & Patnerships. As of 2005, he is a founding member of the Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC), which is now the largest university-based radar center in the nation.
His research interests are in the areas of digital signal processing and radar systems with an emphasis on hardware prototype development. For instance, he was deeply involved in the National Weather Radar Testbed (2003-2016 based on Navy SPY-1), the ARRC's Atmospheric Imaging Radar program, and the ARRC's all-digital radar Horus program. He has served as a PI or Co-PI on grants from ONR, NASA, NSF, NOAA, DARPA, and etc. In 2012 and 2013, he was with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, USA, on sabbatical to make technical contributions related to one of the preliminary radar panels associated with the national Multifunction Phased Array Radar (MPAR) effort. Yeary has also spent a variety of summers at Raytheon (mostly near Dallas). His current research interests include the areas of digital signal processing (DSP) as applied to customized DSP systems and instrumentation for radar systems with an emphasis on hardware prototype development.
He is a licensed Professional Engineer and IEEE Fellow. He is also a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO), National Weather Center, Norman, OK. Dr. Yeary served as a Co-Chair of the 2018 IEEE Radar Conference, and he has served as a chair of the radar sessions at the American Meterological Society (AMS) Annual Meetings since 2009. He is a registered member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, and he serves as a Faculty Advisor to OU’s American Indians in Science & Engineering Society (AISES) chapter.