Alex Davis-Engineering and Public Policy - Carnegie Mellon University

Alex Davis

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy

129 Baker Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Office: Porter Hall 126B1


Alex Davis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.  He is a member of the Behavior, Decision, and Policy Group, the Carnegie Electricity Industry Center (CEIC), and the Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM).  He is currently directing a two year field experiment in collaboration with the Cornell Cooperative Extension examining behavioral approaches to encourage residential energy efficiency, and he is CMU's acting director of a multi-year, multi-institutional research project on the relationship between science and proven experience.  His research focuses on the behavioral foundations of policy, applied to innovation and entrepreneurship, energy, the environment, health, and information and communication technologies.  He teaches a graduate course in applied data analysis (19-704).

Alex earned his B.S. from Northern Arizona University in Psychology (2007) and his M.S. (2009) and Ph.D. (2012) from Carnegie Mellon University in Behavioral Decision Research.  He worked as a postdoctoral fellow and research scientist at Carnegie Mellon University prior to joining the faculty at Carnegie Mellon.