2017 Philomathia Forum on Energy and Environment
Data Science and Sustainability
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Location: Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
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Data Science has rapidly become an important professional specialism, where large datasets of spatial and temporal information are assembled and manipulated in order to improve the understanding and management of complex systems. Many recent efforts aim to apply data science to solve critical environmental sustainability problems. Some efforts to be discussed in this forum include advanced grid integration of renewable energy with storage, improved efficiency through smart buildings and electric transportation, and mitigated climate change through improved air quality. Across academia, government, and industries both small and large, data science is being used to better understand energy and the environment, motivate policy, and shape businesses.
- Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences
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The program for this Forum is still being finalized, but below is a sampling of confirmed speakers. Please check back for more updates.
Data Science in Academic Research on Sustainability
Tracey Holloway, Director of the Air Quality Research Program in the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Junling Huang, Philomathia Fellow
Data Science to Inform Sustainability Policy
Bill Collins, Director for the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Startups Transform Sustainability
Audrey Lee, VP of Analytics and Design at Advanced Microgrid Solutions
Emilie Mazzacurati, Founder of Four Twenty Seven
Stephan Dawson Haggerty, Co-Founder of Building Robotics
Puneeth Kalavase, Lead Data Scientist at Stem
Large Companies Leading the Way
Pawel Zawadzki, Senior Data Scientist at PG&E
Brinda Thomas, Senior Data Scientist at Tesla