[AI Seminar] Fwd: AI Seminar -- Carla Gomes -- October 11

Ellen Vitercik vitercik at cs.cmu.edu
Mon Oct 10 09:40:02 EDT 2016

This is a reminder that this talk is tomorrow, Tuesday, October 11th, at
noon in NSH 3305.

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From: Ellen Vitercik <vitercik at cs.cmu.edu>
Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016 at 2:08 PM
Subject: AI Seminar -- Carla Gomes -- October 11
To: gomes at cs.cornell.edu, ai-seminar-announce at cs.cmu.edu

Dear faculty and students,

We look forward to seeing you this Tuesday, October 11th, at noon in NSH
3305 for AI Seminar. To learn more about the seminar and lunch, or to
volunteer to give a talk, please visit the AI Lunch webpage

On Tuesday, Carla P. Gomes <http://www.cs.cornell.edu/gomes/>, Professor of
Computer Science at Cornell University, will give a talk titled "Challenges
for AI in Computational Sustainability."

*Abstract: *Computational sustainability is a new interdisciplinary
research field with the overarching goal of developing computational
models, methods, and tools to help manage the balance between
environmental, economic, and societal needs for a sustainable future. I
will provide examples  of computational sustainability problems,  ranging
from wildlife conservation and biodiversity, to poverty mitigation, to
materials discovery for renewable energy materials. I will also highlight
cross-cutting computational themes and challenges for AI at the
intersection of constraint reasoning, optimization, machine learning,
citizen science and crowd sourcing.

*Bio:* Carla Gomes is a Professor of Computer Science at Cornell
University, with joint appointments in the Dept. of Computer Science, Dept.
of Information Science, and the Dyson School of Applied Economics and
Management. Gomes obtained a Ph.D. in computer science in the area of
artificial intelligence and operations research from the University of
Edinburgh. Gomes’s central research themes are the integration of concepts
from constraint and logical reasoning, mathematical programming, and
machine learning, for large scale combinatorial problems; the study of the
impact of structure on problem hardness; and the use of randomization
techniques to improve the performance of search methods. More recently,
Gomes has become deeply immersed in research in the new field of
Computational Sustainability.  From 2007-2013 Gomes led an NSF
Expeditions-in-Computing in Computational Sustainability. Gomes and
collaborators have successfully pioneered and nucleated the new field of
Computational Sustainability. Gomes is currently the lead PI of a new NSF
Expeditions-in-Computing that established CompSustNet, a large-scale
national and international research network, to further expand the field
and Computational Sustainability. Gomes is a Fellow of the Association for
the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) and a Fellow of American
Association for the Advancement of Science.


Ellen and Ariel
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