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David Hunter Marks

Goulder Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering Systems, Emeritus

Dr. Marks received his PhD in Environmental Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. His expertise is in how large-scale infrastructure systems are organized and managed, with special concern for anticipating and mitigating larger scale, environmental and economic impacts.

Much of Dr. Marks’ work is based on large-scale computer-based simulation and optimization modeling to help illuminate conflicts between competing objectives, goals, interest groups, and governmental organization. This work led to contributions in large-scale environmental systems, multi-objective analysis under uncertainty, and in new methods for increasing the interaction between scientific and technical knowledge and the difficult, diffuse, decision-making process involved in environmental management. Within the United States, he has been instrumental in work on large-scale infrastructure renewal, the clean up of hazardous wastes, and the provision of safe drinking water.

Dr. Marks has worked closely with groups at MIT in the understanding of the interface between science, technology and society. This includes being a former director and co-director of MIT's Laboratory for Energy and the Environment and a founding member of the Technology, Management and Policy Program and MIT's Engineering Systems Division. He teaches and advises in the MIT Technology and Policy Program.

Selected Publications:

Paper presented at the 2004 Engineering Systems Symposium:

> Co-Author of Monograph Chapter "Sustainability as an Organizing Design Principle for Large-Scale Engineering Systems"

Related News:

Prof. Dave Marks – Prof sees vibrant life for environmental studies – June 8, 2007

Honors and Awards: Professors Richard de Neufville and Dave Marks – September 2002

David Hunter Marks

Contact info:

David Hunter Marks
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Building E19-341N
Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

Phone: 617.253.1992
Email to: dhmarks "at"


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