Costa Samaras is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. His research spans energy, climate change, automation, and defense analysis and he teaches courses on energy analysis and climate adaptation for infrastructure. He has published studies examining electric and autonomous vehicles, infrastructure adaptation, and energy transitions. Costa directs the Carnegie Mellon Center for Engineering and Resilience for Climate Adaptation, and is an affiliated faculty member in the Traffic21 Research Center, the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, and the Energy Science, Technology and Policy Program. He is also an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the RAND Corporation. Costa served on a National Academies Committee evaluating the Department of Energy’s transportation research portfolio, serves on the TRB’s Alternative Transportation Fuels and Technologies Committee, is an Associate Editor of the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, and serves on the ASCE Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate. From 2009 to 2014 he was a researcher at the RAND Corporation, and was previously a post-doctoral fellow in the Climate Decision-Making Center at Carnegie Mellon. From 1999 to 2004 he was an engineer working on multibillion-dollar transportation mega-projects in New York, including the extension of the Number 7 Subway Line in Manhattan, and also worked on the rebuilding of the Subway Line underneath of the World Trade Center after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Costa received a joint Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy and from Carnegie Mellon, a M.P.A. in Public Policy from New York University, and a B.S. from Bucknell University.