Mark is a Ph.D. candidate in Mech. Eng., where he is a member of the Berkeley Expert System Technologies Lab and the Berkeley Institute of Design. His research lies at the intersection of Mech. Eng., Machine Learning, and Design; an area he refers to as “Design Informatics.” He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Mech. Eng. from Carnegie Mellon University, and has conducted research in optimization, 3D sketching interfaces, augmented reality, design metaphors, and creativity support tools. Mark enjoys biking around the Bay Area and being an apprentice chef at Kitchen on Fire in Berkeley—his family’s milktart recipe has brought many a grown man to tears.