Seminar: The environmental impact of computational science: how bad is it and what can we do about it?
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The environmental impact of (scientific) computing is a growing concern in light of the urgency of the climate crisis, and there is widespread interest in the research community; so what can we all do about it? Tackling this issue and making it easier for scientists to engage with sustainable computing is what motivated the Green Algorithms project. We will discuss what we learned along the way, how to estimate the impact of our work and what levers scientists and institutions have to make their research more sustainable. We will also debate the ethical implications of these environmental costs and examine what is still needed moving forward.
Dr Loïc Lannelongue
Loïc is a Research Associate in Biomedical Data Science in the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include combining medical imaging and genetic information with machine learning as well as promoting more sustainable computational science through the Green Algorithms project. He is also a post-doctoral Associate at Jesus College, Cambridge, and an Associate Fellow of Advance HE.