Christine Gschwendtner

Postdoctoral Associate, IDSS

Christine Gschwendtner is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) with Jessika Trancik, focusing on the spatial-temporal heterogeneity of human-technology interactions. She is particularly interested in the intersection of the energy, mobility, and building sectors in the context of climate change and digitalization. She is currently working on demand-side management solutions for increasing electrification and decarbonization across sectors. Her interdisciplinary research connects engineering, data science, urban design, and social science, using a variety of methods, e.g., agent-based modeling, geospatial data analyses, choice experiments, surveys, and interviews.

Before joining MIT, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University and received her PhD from ETH Zurich in sustainable energy systems. She holds a Master of Science in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from the Technical University of Munich with an academic year abroad at the Engineering Department of the University of Cambridge.

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