Computing and Sustainability: What Can Be Done?


Last Friday, the National Research Council released a report titled Computing Research for Sustainability, written by the NRC’s Committee on Computing Research for Environmental and Societal Sustainability, on which I served (press release). This was a novel experience for me given that I was the only non-computer scientist on the committee. That said, I think the report is quite interesting for a number of reasons. As a statistician, I took away a few lessons.

It was fun to hang out with the computer scientists for a while, and this group was really exceptional. But now, back to my day job.