AI for the Planet


Prof. Angel Hsu

Data-Driven EnviroLab

Director of the Data-Driven Environmental Policy Lab


Angel Hsu is an Assistant Professor in the Public Policy Department and Energy, Environment and Ecology Program (E3P) at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is the Founder/Director of the Data-Driven EnviroPolicy Lab, an interdisciplinary research group that innovates and applies quantitative approaches to pressing environmental issues. Her research explores the intersection of science and policy and the use of data-driven approaches to understand environmental sustainability, particularly in the areas of climatechange and energy, urbanisation and air quality. As a climate scientist, she is a contributing and lead author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report as well as the 2018 UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report. She has also provided expert testimony to the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and US-China Economic Security and Review Commission and is a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations. In addition to publishing in academic journals, Dr. Hsu has been committed to public outreach and was a TED 2018 Age of Amazement and 2020 TED Countdown Speaker and recognized as an inaugural Grist 50 leader. She is the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Fourth Industrial Revolution and Global Public Goods. She holds a PhD in Environmental Policy from Yale University.

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