Faculty & Research

David Keith

  • Mitsui Career Development Professor
  • Assistant Professor of System Dynamics

David R. Keith is the Mitsui Career Development Professor and an Assistant Professor of System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management. 

David uses simulation modelling to examine the diffusion of new technologies in the automotive industry.  His research examines corporate strategy and public policy issues including spatial patterns of technology adoption, supply constraints in production, competition between existing platforms and emerging alternative fuel vehicles, and the impact of new technologies on energy consumption and environmental impacts. 

David has received several awards for his research, including a Fulbright scholarship, an Alcoa Foundation Fellowship from the American-Australian Association, a Martin Family Sustainability Fellowship from the MIT Energy Initiative, and the Dana Meadows award recognizing the best student paper at the International System Dynamics Conference.  David previously worked for Holden, the Australian subsidiary of General Motors, and URS Corporation, a global engineering and environmental consultancy. 

David holds BEng (Hons.), BCom, and MEnv degrees from the University of Melbourne (Australia) and a PhD from the MIT Engineering Systems Division.  

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