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 publishes 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 publish 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 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
In my defense this was before the whole Walmart catching fire thing https://t.co/ulwGTUOe90
OK for the next 9 rounds of climate policy plan releases I humbly propose we follow my choose your own adventure fo… https://t.co/4dtuHkXpIg
Same with the electricity policy section, the cash for clunker section, the replace all heavy trucks section, the p… https://t.co/l5jDR9s7xi
Folks thinking the climate consolation prize locus of responsibility should be EPA, Interior, OMB, or as I said, Co… https://t.co/32vgcO2yWc
I would click on a 10,000 word feature and/or like a TikTok exploring the nuanced question of who should own the gr… https://t.co/YADDGFBdQ6
The EV part of Bernie’s plan is important: lots of new charging infrastructure and lots of grants for folks to buy… https://t.co/HJBBxKUsh0
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