- PhD, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1996
- MS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1992
- BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University, 1989
- At OSU since 2006
- Senior Research Scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, 1997–2006
Dr. Tumer's research focuses on learning, optimization and control in large complex systems; learning and coordination in multiagent systems; distributed reinforcement learning; and evolutionary algorithms for control and optimization. Applications of this work include multi-robot coordination, mobile robot navigation, distributed sensor coordination, air traffic management, wave energy converter optimization, transportation systems, and intelligent energy management.