Energy, Climate, Automation, and Resilience
Costa Samaras is an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the RAND Corporation, informing decisions about resilience, autonomous vehicles, and the future of energy systems. He is the Director of the Center for Engineering and Resilience for Climate Adaptation, and the Co-Director of the Power Sector Carbon Index.
Our Research Thrusts
Find out about our current research areas in climate change adaptation, autonomous and electric transportation, energy security, and the transition to a low-carbon energy system.
Ph.D. student Allanté Whitmore gives talk on automated vehicle ethics at CMU's Ethics & AI Conference
Prof. Samaras was a guest on Knowledge@Wharton's radio show about automated vehicle crashes
Prof. Samaras & colleagues publish a paper in Nature Communications on energy & environmental implications of drone package delivery. It received wide media coverage, including The New York Times, WIRED, UNEP, CNET, The Guardian, Axios, IEEE Spectrum, & others.
Ph.D. student Greg Schivley created an app to show climate change impacts when your children retire
Prof. Samaras quoted in The Wall Street Journal about climate resilience
Ph.D. student Lauren Cook presented resilience research at the American Geophysical Union 2017 Conference
Ph.D. student Tania Lopez was named a UCAR Fellow
Prof. Samaras presented on automated vehicles at a Congressional Robotics Caucus Staff Briefing
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