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.
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
Our first-year engineering students learn about ethics & public policy. As well as using good judgement.
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