Mark Allison PhD

Professor of Computer Science

Software Engineering  


Reinforcement Machine Learning


Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science - 2014

Florida International University Miami FL.

Specialization: Software Engineering / Artificial Intelligence


A Generic Model of Execution for Synthesizing Interpreted Domain-Specific Models

Masters Certificate in Project Management -1997 George Washington University Washington, D.C.

Master of Science in Information Systems -1993 The City University of New York

Awarded Certificate of Merit for Academic Achievement

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science -1990 City College of the City University of New York Minor: Mathematics


Network +, A+, Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator, Linux+, Security+, Microsoft Certified Trainer, Bell System Certified Outside Plant Engineer.


Reinforcement Machine Learning, Affective Computing Autonomic Software Systems, Model Driven Software Engineering, 

DOMAINS: Renewable Energy, Robotics


Professor of Computer Science (with tenure) - University of Michigan - Flint 2024 - Present

Associate Professor of Computer Science (with tenure) - University of Michigan - Flint 2020 - 2024

Elected Associate Chair of Computer Science / Information Systems - University of Michigan -Flint 2020 - 2021

Program Director of Graduate CS Programs - University of Michigan - Flint 2020-2022

Visiting Scholar - Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute 2021 -2022

Assistant Professor of Computer Science - University of Michigan - Flint 2014 - 2020

Affiliated Faculty - University of Michigan  Institute for Data Science – Ann Arbor    2016 - Present

Selected Awards and Achievements: (See Research Section for more…)


Recipient of the UM-Flint 2023 Research and Creativity Achievement Award

UMF PI: NSF CISE Collaborative Research funding: 

An Edge-Based Approach to Robust Multi-Robot Systems in Dynamic Environments (2021-2024)

UMF PI: NSF CISE Collaborative Research funding: 

AI in Sleep for Underserved and Rural Populations (2023-2025)

Primary Investigator: MyWater-Flint software platform collaboration with Google (2016)


ABC News Google Zeitgeist Conference The Associated Press Christian Science Monitor Engadget FIU

PC magazine 

UM-Flint Alvin D. Loving Junior Faculty Award 2018

Professional Memberships

MENSA International

ACM Association for Computing Machinery