Dr. Tim Marler has extensive experience ranging from industry to academia to science-and-technology policy. His expertise revolves around modeling and simulation with a focus on multi-objective optimization, training simulators and virtual environments, digital human modeling, advanced manufacturing, and technology transfer. Dr. Marler has managed multiple large programs involving algorithm analysis and development; computational models; training simulators; and system integration software. Additional experience ranges from software design to manufacturing, at Ford Motor Company, Amana, Pacific Northwest National Lab, and Hon. Marler currently serves on the Department of Commerce’s Material Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) within the Bureau of Industry and Security. Dr. Marler holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester, a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. of mechanical engineering from the University of Iowa.