Title: Research Affiliate
Company: MIT LIDS Lab
Location: Randolph, Massachusetts, United States
Richard Sargon Marcus, AB, BSEE, MSEE, EE, Research Affiliate at MIT LIDS Lab, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in electrical engineering.
Scientifically oriented from an early age, Dr. Marcus was always curious as to how everything worked. Along with the influence of his father, who was an electrical engineer, he desired to pursue the field professionally. Dr. Marcus earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1954 and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1955, both from the University of Pennsylvania. He went on to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he had been a research fellow at the Laboratory for Electronics from 1955 to 1958. Simultaneously, he had achieved a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1957 and a Doctor of Electrical Engineering in 1958. Remaining at MIT, Dr. Marcus worked within the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems from 1958 to 1962 and again from 1967 to 1997, with the time in between spent with Itek Corp. as a senior systems engineer. Since 1997, he has served as a research affiliate at the MIT LIDS Lab.
Throughout his career, achievements to Dr. Marcus’ credit include research on modeling of indexing and retrieval processes for bibliographic and textual databases, along with the application of those models in the development of expert search assistance systems and natural language-based intelligent webs. Additionally, he has been on the editorial board for the Information Processing and Management Journal of Intelligent Information Systems, as well as a reviewer of other journals. To remain abreast of his industry, Dr. Marcus maintains affiliation with the Association for Computing Machinery, Association for Computational Linguistics and American Society for Information Science, of which he was awarded Best Article of Year to Journal. In the coming years, he plans to continue working on developing language software that makes it possible to translate languages in real-time. In his spare time, he enjoys solving puzzles. To attest to his legacy, Dr. Marcus is also listed in the 57th through 65th editions of Who’s Who in America, fourth through seventh editions of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and 28th through 43rd editions of Who’s Who in the East.
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