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NSF Expeditions in Computing

Computational Sustainability: Computational Methods for a Sustainable Environment, Economy, and Society


General Information


Computer scientists can — and should — play a key role in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the way we manage and allocate our natural resources, while enriching and transforming Computer Science.

Goals of the Expedition

  • To inject Computational Thinking into Sustainability that will provide:
    • new insights into sustainability questions;
    • new challenges and new methodologies in Computer Science (analogous to Computational Biology)

  • To establish a new field, Computational Sustainability:
    • Focused on computational methods for balancing environmental, economic, and societal needs for a sustainable future.

  • In order to pursue our goals we will establish the Institute for Computational Sustainability (ICS)
    • To perform and foster research in Computational Sustainability
    • To establish a vibrant research community, reaching far beyond the participating members of this Expedition.

Drop us an email if you'd like to join us in establishing the field of Computational Sustainability.


Sponsored by the National Science Foundation