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AI for Climate and Sustainability (AI4CaS)

Harnessing AI Into Planet Saving Innovations. ​​

Applying AI to the World’s Most Pressing Challenges

Our AI for Climate and Sustainability (AI4CaS) focus area partners with organizations and companies to address the use of AI for climate prediction and sustainability projects through use-inspired research, cutting-edge technology, and experiential training programs.

Critical AI Research for Sustaining Humanity on our Planet, Ensuring Economic Value, and Developing the Workforce of the Future

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Save human lives and property

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Provide food, energy, and water security 

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Generate ecosystem services 

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Assure infrastructure functions 

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Human Knowledge Guided AI for climate science and impacts

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Develop adaptation and mitigation tools to inform global, national, and local policy

How We Help Partners

Prepare for and reduce the risks of weather extremes and natural hazards.

Assure food, water, and energy security under climate change and variability as well as population growth and movement.

Design and operate infrastructures and lifelines to improve resiliency.

Manage and preserve biodiversity and ensure ecosystem services in oceanic, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems.

Harnessing AI to Turn Complexity Into Planet Saving Innovations

Understanding a coupled natural-human ecosystem as complex as our planet's requires a combination of AI and process knowledge. We are developing sophisticated knowledge-integrated AI around climate risk, resilience, and energy sustainability in conjunction with public, private, and government partners around the world. Our research focuses on:

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Human Knowledge Guided AI for Climate Science and Impacts

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Precision AI-Based Weather for Disasters and Renewable Energy

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AI Risks for National Critical Functions and Key Resources

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Human Stakeholder-Guided AI for Climate-Water-Energy Nexus

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AI on Graphs for Renewable Energy Production and Distribution

Meet the AI4CaS Interdisciplinary Faculty and Leadership Team

Auroop
Ganguly
Director of AI for Climate & Sustainability

a.ganguly@northeastern.edu

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Robyn
Anderson
Technical Program Development and Operations Manager

ro.anderson@northeastern.edu

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Ardeshir
Contractor
Director of Strategic Research Projects, AI for Climate and Sustainability

a.contractor@northeastern.edu

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Jennifer
Dy
Director of AI Faculty

j.dy@northeastern.edu

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Fatemeh
Ghoreishi
Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University

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Samuel
Muñoz
Associate Professor of Marine and Evironmental Sciences at the College of Engineering at Northeastern University

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Daniel
O’Brien
Professor of Public Policy at the College of Social Sciences at Northeastern University

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Ravi
Sundaram
Professor at the Khoury College of Computer Sciences at Northeastern University

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Moira
Zellner
Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University's College of Social Sciences

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