Ashley Nunes

Ashley Nunes

Research Scientist
Center for Transportation Logistics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142


Phone: 571.933.6979

Dr. Ashley Nunes 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 frequent contributor to Aviation Week and Space Technology and has previously written for Forbes, NPR, Wired, and the Scientific American among others. His work has been featured by the CNN Time, ABC News, and the Globe and Mail. For more information, please visit


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