Energy, Climate, Automation, and Resilience
Costa Samaras is an Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the RAND Corporation, informing decisions about climate resilience, automated vehicles, and low-carbon 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.
Profs. Wagner and Samaras published an Op-Ed in The New York Times about deadlines for climate policy
Prof. Samaras published a piece in Nature Climate Change introducing a paper about climate mitigation through more efficient power system infrastructure.
Prof. Samaras was quoted in The New York Times in an article about infrastructure stressed by climate change
Dr. Whiston and Prof. Samaras spoke at a policy briefing on the future of fuel cells for vehicles and buildings in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill
Profs. Samaras, Bazilian, & Nuttall published an essay on energy innovation in the military in Yale Global
Prof. Samaras was part of a research team that published a paper on the future of fuel cell vehicles in the Proceedings of The National Academies of the United States of America.
Prof. Samaras was named Professor of the Year by the ASCE Pittsburgh Section.
Prof. Samaras wrote an Op-Ed in The Washington Post on electric vehicles, as part of a series of policy ideas to address climate change
Prof. Samaras gave commentary in The Washington Post about Waymo’s driverless taxi service
Ph.D. student DeVynne Farquharson, Prof. Jaramillo, and Prof. Samaras published a paper in Nature Sustainability on electricity reliability in Sub-Saharan Africa, and wrote a blog post to summarize the results.
Ph.D. graduate Corey Harper, Prof. Hendrickson, and Prof. Samaras published a paper in the Journal of Urban Planning and Development on driverless cars and parking.
Prof. Samaras was a guest on The Energy Transition Show
Ph.D. student Greg Schivley, Prof. Azevedo, and Prof. Samaras published paper in Environmental Research Letters assessing the evolution of the U.S. power sector
Ph.D. student Allanté Whitmore talked about automated vehicle ethics at CMU's Ethics & AI Conference
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