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
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.
Dave Marks – Prof sees vibrant life for environmental
studies – June 8, 2007
and Awards: Professors Richard de Neufville and Dave Marks
– September 2002