Mark Bocko: Hajim 2021 Outstanding Faculty Award

Since 1985, the University of Rochester and the Hajim School have benefited from the exceptional leadership and vision of Mark Bocko, the Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering who has twice served as the chair of the department.

Mark Bocko“Mark has not only excelled in research, teaching and service, he has also spearheaded the development of a number of key initiatives in the Hajim School, including the creation of our signature audio and music engineering program,” said Dean Wendi Heinzelman in announcing Mark as the recipient of the 2021 Edmund A. Hajim Outstanding Faculty Award. 

The program gives students the skills they need to enter—and keep up with– the rapidly changing field of audio and sound engineering.  The University’s $3 million investment in a new state-of-the-art recording studio, control room, mixing rooms, and sound design lab in Gavett Hall was a major milestone

As director of the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS), Mark has forged links between academic researchers and local companies to help create new technologies that benefit our area’s economy. He has been a tireless advocate for developing the Rochester region as a center for light- and sound-based technologies.

Mark is an expert in audio and acoustic signal processing. Especially noteworthy are the five teaching awards that Mark has received, most recently the Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching.

Mark received the school's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.