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Philomathia Forum on Energy and Environment at UC Berkeley

The Philomathia Forum on Energy and Environment is a series of symposia on topics related to contemporary issues concerning energy and the environment. Since 2009, The Philomathia Foundation has supported these forums at UC Berkeley.

The upcoming Philomathia Forum will focus on data science which is being used to better understand energy and the environment, motivate policy, and shape businesses. Through data science large datasets of spatial and temporal information are assembled and manipulated in order to improve the understanding and management of complex systems.

The goal of many recent projects is to apply data-driven research to solve critical environmental sustainability problems. Topics to be discussed in this forum include advanced grid integration of renewable energy with storage, improved efficiency through smart buildings and electric transportation, and mitigated climate change through improved air quality.



Event Information

Event:  2017 Philomathia Forum on Energy and Environment: Data Science and Sustainability
Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017
Location: Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley


Program and Schedule

The program for this forum is still being finalized. Please check back for more updates.


Keynote Speaker:

Marcia McNuttPresident of the National Academy of Sciences


Panel Moderators and Topics

Below is a sampling of confirmed speakers.

  • Data Science in Academic Research on Sustainability
    • Tracey HollowayDirector of the Air Quality Research Program in the Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    • Junling HuangPhilomathia Fellow
  • Data Science to Inform Sustainability Policy
    • Bill CollinsDirector for the Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Startups Transform Sustainability
    • Audrey LeeVP of Analytics and Design at Advanced Microgrid Solutions
    • Emilie MazzacuratiFounder of Four Twenty Seven
    • Stephan Dawson HaggertyCo-Founder of Building Robotics
    • Puneeth KalavaseLead Data Scientist at Stem
  • Large Companies Leading the Way
    • Pawel ZawadzkiSenior Data Scientist at PG&E
    • Brinda ThomasSenior Data Scientist at Tesla