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Department of Computer Science and Technology


Past Seminars

Easter 2023


Title of presentation

Speaker name


April 28

Competitive Online Peak-Demand Minimization using Energy Storage Minghua Chen City U, Hong Kong

May 12

Remote sensing enables monitoring life above and under water Devis Tuia EPFL

May 19

CS and Supply Chain Policies Rachael Garrett University of Cambridge

May 26

Assessing the Impact of Drought on Tropical Forests using GEDI 4C MRes team University of Cambridge

June 2

Generative model in remote sensing: the role and applications of radiative transfer models in the optical spectral domain for environmental studies Clement Atzberger BOKU University and Mantle Labs

June 9

The Case for Planetary Computing Anil Madhavapeddy University of Cambridge

June 16

Designing PV-EV integrated Residential Microgrids in the post-COVID World Anaïs Berkes ETH Zurich

June 30

Data-driven Building Energy Systems: Applications, Platforms, and Benchmarking Dan Wang The Hong Kong Polytechnic Universit

July 7

Dynamic Distribution Network Reconfiguration with Generation and Load Uncertainty Vincent Wong University of British Columbia

July 14

Narrowing Precipitation Uncertainty over High Mountain Asia with Probabilistic Machine Learning Kenza Tazi University of Cambridge

July 21

Parallel Universes, Parallel Processing: Using expired weather forecasts to supply up to 10 000 years of weather data (on an HPC cluster) Petr Dolezal University of Cambridge

July 28

Identifying direct deforestation drivers in sub-Saharan Africa using deep learning and high-resolution satellite imagery Amandine Debus University of Cambridge


Lent 2023


Title of presentation

Speaker name


January 20

Quantifying changes in Above Ground Biomass in degraded and restored forests: Challenges & opportunities Charlotte Wheeler


January 27

Machine Learning in Climate Action

David Rolnick


February 3

The value of high resolution remote sensing to understand forests Emily Lines


February 10

Ecovisor: A Virtual Energy System for Carbon-Efficient Applications

David Irwin

U. Mass Amherst

February 17

Research Avenues for Net-Zero Carbon Cloud Datacenters Fiodar Kazhamiaka Microsoft

February 24

CityLearn: An OpenAI Gym Framework for Grid-Interactive Buildings

Zoltan Nagy

U. Texas Austin

March 3

TBA Madeline Lisaius Cambridge
March 10 New framework for carbon offsets in global drylands Adam Pellegrini Cambridge


Michaelmas 2022


Title of presentation

Speaker name


October 7

Bringing Trust to Carbon Credits Through Computer Science (this complements the one given by Tom Swinfield earlier this week)

S. Keshav


October 14

Towards a single controller that can make many buildings a little greener

Arduin Findeis


October 21

Fusing GEDI and LandSat data to estimate tropical forest recovery rates across the Amazon

Amelia Holcomb


October 28

Optimization-in-the-loop AI for energy and climate

Priya Donti

Climate Change AI, MIT

November 4

Assessing indirect business risk from climate change

Daoping Wang


November 11

Investigating forest dynamics and functioning in response to disturbances through individual-based modeling

E-Ping Rau


November 18

Upcoming BIOMASS Earth Explorer 7 mission: concept and validation challenges

Jerome Chave

CNRS, Toulouse

November 25

Measuring emissions by satellite to support the Paris Agreement

Stephen Briggs

U Cambridge and U Reading

December 2

A framework for measuring biodiversity impacts of land use change

Alison Eyres

Zoology, Cambridge 

December 9

Challenges in Designing Control Strategies for Buildings

Omid Ardakanian

University of Alberta