Mark D. Grover, PhD

Mark Grover

Title: Software Developer, County Commissioner, Computer Scientist

Location: Gray, Maryland, United States

Mark Grover, Software Developer, County Commissioner, Computer Scientist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in software engineering.

Since 2016, Dr. Grover has provided his talents in software engineering for his most current role, as senior software engineer of Garmin International. This role brings together the culmination of 40 years of experience in the field, first starting as an instructor at Northwestern University in 1978. Through the years, he has also worked as a technical staff member of TRW Defense Systems, as a senior computer scientist for Advanced Decision Systems and as a principal software engineer for Oberon Software, Inc. In 1995, he joined DeLorme Mapping, which eventually became Garmin International. Furthermore, Dr. Grover was elected as a county commissioner for Cumberland County in Maine from 2013 to 2014. On top of these positions, Dr. Grover has served on the advisory board of the computer science department for the University of Southern Maine, as a program chairman for the National Symbolics User Group Conference and as a presenter for various conferences in the field.

Dr. Grover’s interest in computers began at an early age as his high school was an early adapter to engineering and computer programming. Upon taking these courses, he discovered a natural ability suited his interests in the field. This ability lead to him becoming a laboratory assistant for his engineering class. He furthered his foray into engineering by helping out at a summer seminar to teach teachers how to teach engineering. His education continued at the University of Florida, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1976. He followed this degree with a Master of Science and PhD at Northwestern University, in 1978 and 1982, respectively. He is a Certified Agile ScrumMaster and certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and CPR Instructor.

In his career, Dr. Grover has been recognized with a Rensselaer Math and Science Medal, a National Merit Scholarship, and in 2007, he received the Gray Fire-Rescue Member of the Year award. A highlight of Dr. Grover’s career has been the opportunities to make customers smile. Their recent products in the last few years have had an important impact on people who signal SOS when they are in remote regions. That has been very important in natural disasters or when you are out of reach of cell phone service. He provides support for people who are in the most difficult circumstances. With his expertise in agile internationalization of software, cartography and satellite communication, Dr. Grover endeavors to continue making improvements in the field and helping others by doing so.

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