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Tuesday, September 6 • 13:40 - 14:40
Tutorial: Topics in Computational Sustainability

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Computational sustainability is a new interdisciplinary research field with the overall goal of developing computational models, methods, and tools to help manage balancing environmental, economic, and societal needs for sustainable development. The notion of sustainable development — development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs — was introduced in "Our Common Future," a seminal report on the future of our planet, published in 1987 by the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development.

We will provide an overview of the field of computational sustainability. We will highlight a number of examples related to our research on biodiversity and conservation, natural resource management, and energy.

We will also provide an overview of the computational challenges and methods for computational sustainability. Research in this area combines concepts and methods from constraint reasoning and inference, optimisation, decision making under uncertainty, machine learning, citizen science, crowdsourcing, and human computation.

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Christine Solnon


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Carla Gomes

Professor, Cornell University

Tuesday September 6, 2016 13:40 - 14:40
Grand Amphi Lascrosses building

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