Richard Marks was an Avionics major at MIT before getting his PhD at Stanford in the area of visual sensing for underwater robotics. He then joined Teleos Research, a computer vision start-up later acquired by Autodesk. He departed and consulted for a year, before the unveiling of the PlayStation2 hardware inspired him to join PlayStation R&D. His research focus has been studying real-time video input to the PS2, and he contributed the underlying technology for EyeToy, which has shipped over 5 million units globally. he now manages the Special Projects group in PlayStation R&D, which includes Man-Machine Interface and Physical Simulation Research.
Marks hosted a seminar discussing "Weapons of Engagement."