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Environment and Climate

The environment and climate working group aims to address environmental challenges, particularly those that exacerbate the climate crisis, through the lens of computational and economic lenses. We are a diverse group of researchers from a variety of academic disciplines and geographic locations.

Tentative Syllabus for Fall 2020

We plan to cover a wide breadth of topics, pairing a reading-based discussion with an invited speaker each month.

We will announce our fall speakers and post suggested readings here. If you are looking to join our working group, please reach out to one of the co-organizers. 

Ongoing Projects


Selected Readings


An overview of our first semester, spring 2020:

  Review of certifications in practice: forest certification in Tanzania, Evidensia, palm oil, cotton, coffee, bananas

Working Group Organizers

Wanyi Li Ph.D. Student in Operations Management Stanford University
Lily Xu Ph.D. Student in Computer Science Harvard University

Working Group Members

Paul Gölz Ph.D. Student in Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University
Firehiwot Gurara Ph.D. Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering Cornell University
Irene Lo Assistant Professor in Management Science & Engineering Stanford University
Alban Manishimwe Researcher The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
Martina Occelli Ph.D. Student in Economics Institute of Economics, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies
Jude Imuede Oyasor Masters Student in Computer Science University of the Witwatersrand
Tim Randolph Ph.D. Student in Computer Science Columbia University