Ph.D., Electrical Engineering – The University of Texas at Arlington
M.S., Electrical Engineering – The University of Texas at Arlington
B.S., Electrical Engineering – The University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Clark serves as Deputy Director of Research at SMU Guildhall, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at SMU as well as CTO of BALANCED Media | Technology. He has over 15 years of experience with a background is finding solutions to large-scale problems by combining several areas of study, such as gaming, systems biology, distributed computing, and artificial intelligence/machine learning. He has raised almost $20MM in research, seed, and series funding from government and private entities as well as served as CTO of a gaming technology startup that was acquired. He has led multiple Advanced DoD R&D projects from concept to commercialization and most recently lead a team to a $2.5MM XPRIZE Grand Prize win. Dr. Clark’s innovations in human-in-the-loop machine learning techniques have led to numerous publications, patents and invitations to speak at top conferences around the world.
Dr. Clark began his career in the US Navy as a Nuclear Electrician, where he maintained the electrical systems for Naval Nuclear Power Plant on the Nimitz Aircraft Carrier (CVN-68). After his honorable discharge from the Navy Dr. Clark pursued his BS, MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering from UTA. His PhD dissertation (Simulation and Development of Nanoscale Deposition Techniques Using Kinetic Monte Carlo) focused on high performance nanoscale modeling and simulation of growth kinetics for Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) of exotic materials such as Si/GaN heterogeneous super lattice structures.
Dr. Clark headed research efforts as Principal Investigator (PI) for multiple SBIR advanced research projects. He received over $1.7 million in funding from several government agencies such as Missile Defense Agency (MDA), US Army, US Navy, National Science Foundation (NSF), etc. As PI he successfully led his development team and transitioned each project from Phase I proof of concept to a Phase II commercialization effort. Dr. Clark also serves as CTO at a Dallas based game and technology company and has helped raise over $12 million in startup funding.