Tim McFarland is a PhD Candidate at Melbourne Law School. His research covers the legal implications of developing and using increasingly autonomous weapon systems, vehicles and other systems, particularly in situations of armed conflict.
Tim’s background is a mixture of technical and legal work, having earned a degree in mechanical engineering and working for several years in a variety of information technology roles before returning to university to study law. Tim has researched and published in the areas of control systems engineering and robotics and worked in a range of network engineering and security administration roles. He has worked in the International Humanitarian Law department of the Australian Red Cross on a range of projects relating to the dissemination of IHL.