Jessie Marshall Zarazaga, Corey Clark named Tech Titans Award finalists

Jessie Zarazaga and Corey Clark
Jessie Marshall Zarazaga and Corey Clark

DALLAS (SMU) – Jessie Marshall Zarazaga, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Sustainability & Development Program at Lyle, and Corey Clark, Assistant Professor at Lyle and Deputy Director, Research at SMU Guildhall, were both named as finalists for the 2022 Tech Titans Award.

Zarazaga was named as one of four finalists for the 2022 Tech Titans of the Future award in the University category. This is a prestigious award that recognizes educational institutions that encourage and support students in choosing engineering and technology-related disciplines as a preferred path. This award category spotlights DFW area higher educational institutions' tech-related curricula and incentives to perpetuate tech-related knowledge transfer.

Clark was named as one of four finalists for the 2022 Emerging Company CIO/CTO Award. This award recognizes the Chief Information Officer or Corporate Technology or Science Officer of a North Texas based emerging company for exceptional technical leadership that fostered the development or deployment of new technology resulting in significant value.

Awards will be announced at the upcoming Tech Titans Award Gala on October 27th.  

Zarazaga is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Lyle School of Engineering's Civil and Environmental Engineering department and a Fellow in the Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity. Working across the boundaries of urbanism, landscape mapping, and public engagement, Zarazaga explores ways to connect culture and community to place. 

Clark is an Assistant Professor in the Lyle School of Engineering's Computer Science department and the Deputy Director, Research at SMU Guildhall. Clark is a leader in finding solutions to large-scale problems through a convergence of diverse disciplines, including human computational gaming, systems biology, distributed computing, and artificial intelligence. His research combines immersive gameplay, crowdsourcing, dynamically distributed computing infrastructure, and machine learning to discover new treatments for cancer, macular degeneration and other diseases.


About SMU

SMU is the nationally ranked global research university in the dynamic city of Dallas. SMU’s alumni, faculty and nearly 12,000 students in eight degree-granting schools demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit as they lead change in their professions, community and the world.

About the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering

SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering, founded in 1925, is one of the oldest engineering schools in the Southwest. The school offers eight undergraduate and 29 graduate programs, including master’s and doctoral degrees. The SMU Lyle School of Engineering is committed to developing the new American engineer, one prepared to excel and lead in creating new economic opportunities while meeting the most difficult challenges facing society.