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 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 DeVynne Farquharson, Prof. Jaramillo, and Prof. Samaras publish paper in Nature Sustainability on electricity reliability in Sub-Saharan Africa, and write a blog post to summarize the results.
Ph.D. graduate Corey Harper, Prof. Hendrickson, and Prof. Samaras publish 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 publish paper in Environmental Research Letters assessing the evolution of the U.S. power sector
Ph.D. student Allanté Whitmore gives talk on automated vehicle ethics at CMU's Ethics & AI Conference
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 Tania Lopez-Cantu was named a UCAR Fellow
Prof. Samaras presented on automated vehicles at a Congressional Robotics Caucus Staff Briefing
Excellent thread on nuclear community’s reaction to renewables 👇 https://t.co/bQcQcZVEFk
I’m all for bold climate policy goals, but 100% renewable electricity in 10 years would, what, close the existing n… https://t.co/YSjQaXLDWT
I know we’re saturated with amazon takes but if they needed to be on the Acela corridor I’m baffled why they would… https://t.co/DiQaX4rJbb
Terrible draft headlines for HQ2 news: -No Quarter -Drawn & Quartered -Acela-Prorated -Crystal Poppin -New Subway Wait Times: Next Day Air
Agreed, we need to minimize our regret with policy actions now under deep uncertainty. I’m headed to the… https://t.co/RsDYxfVJef
Real talk: -Conservation Corps-style + Vets effort & tax credits to retrofit HVAC/insulation in homes/businesses -… https://t.co/Xu2QpoEmug
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