Deborah Sunter is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with secondary appointments in the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She currently is serving as a Senior Advisor of Energy Justice Policy and Analysis at the U.S. Department of Energy.
She holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University. She was formerly an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Energy and a Data Science Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science.
Using computational modeling and data science techniques, her research explores the interface of technology innovation and policy for improved environmental sustainability and energy justice.