Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
Costa Samaras is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. His research spans energy, climate change, vehicle automation, and defense analysis, and he directs the Center for Engineering and Resilience for Climate Adaptation. He is an affiliated faculty member in Carnegie Mellon’s Scott Institute for Energy Innovation and the Energy Science, Technology and Policy Program, and he co-directs the Power Sector Carbon Index research initiative. Costa is also an adjunct senior researcher at the RAND Corporation. Costa received a joint PhD in civil and environmental engineering and engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon, and a MPA in public policy from New York University.