David Hsu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of City & Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, and a Fulbright NEXUS Scholar for 2012-2013. His main area of research is the analysis of environmental policy in cities. Topics of particular interest include efficiency in energy and water networks, policies to encourage green buildings, and statistical data analysis.
Prior to academia, David worked in city government in New York and Seattle on urban redevelopment, energy conservation, and smart grid initiatives; as a financial analyst for real estate equities; and as a structural engineer in London on green buildings and bridges. He holds physics degrees from Yale University and Cornell University and studied urban design and economics at the London School of Economics.