Dr. Ashley Nunes is a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation Logistics. He studies transportation safety, regulatory policy, and behavioral economics. He has lectured globally on the challenges facing the transportation industry and led research projects sponsored by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Defense. Nunes earned his Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where he examined the scientific merit of raising controller retirement ages.
Dr. Nunes is a Contributor to Forbes and has previously written for the Washington Post, The Globe and Mail and the Scientific American, among others. His long-form content has appeared in the Atlantic, the New Statesman, and the American Scientist. He has been interviewed by the BBC, the New York Times, and ABC News.