Jessika Trancik is an Associate Professor in the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Before coming to MIT, she was at Cornell University, the University of Oxford, Columbia University, and the Santa Fe Institute. Her research focuses on accelerating the development of low-carbon energy solutions using data-informed modeling. She has developed groundbreaking new approaches to evaluating technologies against large societal problems like climate change. Jessika Trancik works to discover and scale new energy technologies while also providing foresight as to where they are going next. She integrates technological details with climate change mitigation targets to make tech problems easier to solve and better for the planet.