Robert Cudd is a research analyst whose work focuses on energy policy, urban planning, and the de-carbonization of thermal energy. His previous projects include a study of how partisan control of state and local governments influences sea level rise adaptation efforts, and measuring the extent to which climate change has reversed the progress made by vehicle use and emissions policy in Mexico City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology and a Masters of Public Policy.
Robert’s is currently conducting a study of community-scale solar water heating in Los Angeles County, the purpose of which is to estimate the technology’s potential to reduce gas consumption and the carbon-intensity of residential water heating. He is also involved with UCLA Library’s efforts to make high-resolution aerial imagery and LiDAR data collected by the Los Angeles Regional Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LARIAC) available to campus users and researchers.