Sustainability Seminar

Our goals are to create a forum for discussion of ways in which computer science can and will contribute to sustainability, energy, and the environment, and to foster greater consciousness, conversation, and collaboration in this area.  We hope to cast a wide net: topics include both computer science research relevant to sustainability challenges, as well as research areas in sustainability, energy and the environment which may provide fertile ground for novel work involving computational thinking.  Talks may also present mature research in sustainability – both to increase our general sustainability literacy and to generate discussion about how computer science could help advance the work.  In all of these areas, we look forward to collaborating with other groups on campus.
While viewed from a computer science perspective, this seminar is deliberately – and necessarily – interdisciplinary, and we invite both speakers and participants from all areas.  We also hope to foster some meta discussions: exploring opportunities for collaboration, funding, outreach, and so forth.  Please let us know if you would like to speak in the near future.Or contact us to be added to the Sustainability Seminar mailing list for notifications on upcoming talks and special programs of interest.
SPEAKERS 2012 Time⋅Date⋅Location

The Fall 2012 Sustainability and Computing seminar series will kick off October 2, 3:00-4:00pm (GHC 6115), with a panel discussion of four computer science faculty working on different facets of the sustainability problem: Jen Mankoff, Zico Kolter, Dave Anderson, and Illah Nourbakhsh.

Tuesday, 2 October, 3:00-4:300pm
Gates&Hillman, 6115.
Putting the Fun Back in Infrastructure:
The Electric System and the Future of Energy
Maggie Koerth-Baker
Science Editor, Boingboing.net, and Author, Before the Lights Go Out
Friday, 6 April 2012
Time: 11:00 am
Gates&Hillman 6115
SPEAKERS 2011 Time⋅Date⋅Location
Energy Monitoring and Low-Power Sensing in the HomeShwetak N. Patel
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering
University of Washington
Live Windows Media Web Cast (Requirements: Windows Media 9+ player or plug-in)
Video 
Friday, 21 Jan 2011
3:00 PM
Rashid Auditorium
Gates&Hillman 4401
Computational Sustainability Carla P. Gomes
Associate Professor, CIS, Applied Economics and Management, and Computer Science
Director, Institute for Computational Sustainability, Cornell University
Live Windows Media Web Cast (Requirements: Windows Media 9+ player or plug-in) 
Friday, 11 Feb 2011
3:00 PM
Rashid Auditorium
Gates&Hillman 4401
Energy Efficient Networks Gee Rittenhouse
Vice President
Bell Labs Research 
Friday, 9 Sept 2011
2:30 PM
Reddy Conference Room
Gates&Hillman 4405
SPEAKERS 2009 ⋅ 2010 Time⋅Date⋅Location
Modeling and Optimization for City Bike Sharing SystemsRobert C. Hampshire
Assistant Professor, Operations Rsearch and Public Policy, Heinz College
Carnegie Mellon University 
Friday, 21 Sept 2010
2:00 PM
Gates&Hillman Centers 6115
Bio_Logic Environmentally Responsive Building TechnologyDale Clifford
Principle, BINARY
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University 
Friday, 19 Feb 2010
12:00 PM
Gates&Hillman Centers 6115

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