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Mark Randolph

Mark Randolph

Executive Director

Mark is a senior technology leader and an electrical engineer who has worked primarily in the fields of digital audio and speech processing. Over his career, Mark has developed and led R&D teams based in the United States, Asia, and Europe to create media mobility solutions and technologies that enable users to search, access, manage, and consume multimedia content across fixed and mobile devices.

Throughout his career, Mark has been passionate about improving access to higher education, particularly for under-represented groups in the STEM fields. Over his career as a corporate R&D and Engineering Manager, he has hired and mentored dozens of students as interns. He is a former board member of the National GEM Consortium who's mission is to increase the participation of primarily underrepresented groups at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. Mark began his relationship VIP Consortium in 2020 when he joined its Board of Directors. He stepped into the Executive Director role in January 2022 where he has spearheaded strategic planning and building out operations capacity.

Prior to becoming involved with VIP, Mark was Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions Engineering for DTS – an industry-leading provider of spatial sound formats and audio processing solutions used for both commercial/theatrical and consumer-grade applications, where he led Product Commercialization, Customer Solutions Engineering, Audio Quality and Certification worldwide.

Before DTS, Mark worked at Motorola as a Fellow of Technical Staff and Director of R&D. He began his career as a Research Scientist at the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics and AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, as a Member of Technical Staff., where he researched and developed algorithms and solutions for human and machine speech recognition and synthesis.

A graduate from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering with Highest Honors, Mark has been inducted into the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni and has served on the college’s Advisory Board. Mark earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.