Tim Marler is a senior research engineer at the RAND corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. His work revolves around modeling and simulation with a focus on multi-objective optimization (including decision making and game theory), training simulators and virtual environments, digital human modeling, and advanced manufacturing.
Over his career, Marler has worked on projects involving technology assessment, forcasting, and deployment; algorithm analysis and development; training simulators; system integration software for electromechanical systems; and computational models for optimization-based equipment distribution, injury prevention, human performance prediction, human-systems integration, and motion capture. Marler currently serves on the Department of Commerce’s Material Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) within the Bureau of Industry and Security.
Previously, Marler spent seventeen years at the University of Iowa's Center for Computer Aided Design, where he was the assistant director of the Virtual Soldier Research lab, co-director of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology lab, and an adjunct professor with the departments of biomedical engineering, mechanical and industrial engineering, and electrical and computer engineering. Additional experience ranges from software design to manufacturing, at Ford Motor Company, Amana, Pacific Northwest National Lab, and Hon.
Marler holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa.
T. Marler, J. Arora, Multi-Objective Optimization: Concepts and Methods for Engineering, VDM Verlag, 2009
M. Bataineh, T. Marler, "Neural Network for Regression Problems with Reduced Training Sets," Neural Networks, 2017
T. Marler, N. Capdevila, J. Kersten, A. Taylor, S. Wanger, J. MacKiewicz, "Human Simulation for Task-Based Survivability Analysis," International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, 2016
T. Marler, D. Young, "The Pragmatic Road to a Ph.D.," Times Higher Education, 2018