Costa Samaras is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. 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, the College of Engineering's Energy Science, Technology and Policy Program, and by courtesy, a faculty member in the H. John Heinz III College. Costa is also an Adjunct Senior Researcher at the RAND Corporation. 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.