CS/INFO 6702 Topics in Computational Sustainability


Computer Science and Information Science

Spring 2010

Cornell University


Instructor: Carla Gomes


Faculty Team: Jon Conrad,  Steve Ellner, Carla Gomes, and  Mary Lou Zeeman


Teaching Assistants: Bistra Dilkina and Georgios Piliouras


Web page: http://www.cs.cornell.edu/Courses/cs6702/2010sp/



Suggested Readings


·       Energy Resources


o   Smart Grid and Electric Cars

“Towards a smart grid”
M. Amin and B. Wollenberg
IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, Vol.3, No 5, Sept/Oct. 2005, 34-38



                        SMART: A Stochastic Multiscale Model for the Analysis of Energy Resources, Technology and Policy link 

Warren B. Powell, Abraham George, Alan Lamont, Jeff Stewart



                        Market Operation in Electronic Power Systems: Forecasting, Scheduling and Risk Management link 

                        M. Shahidehpour,Hatim Yamin,Zuyi Li 


Energy and environmental assessment of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the New York City Metropolitan Area
Acquaviva, J, Foster, EJ, Ferdon, C, Rawat, S and Zhang, KM
ASME 3rd International Conference on Energy and Sustainability 2009


o   Wind



                        Design of wind farm layout for maximum wind energy capture (link)

                        Andrew Kusiak, Zhe Song (2009) Renewable Energy


                        Prediction of Wind Farm Power Ramp Rates: A Data-Mining Approach (link)
                        H.-Y. Zheng and A. Kusiak, ASME Journal of Solar Engineering, Vol. 131, No. 3, 2009, pp. 031011-1-031011-8 

o   Biofuels

Biofuels: Economic and Public Policy Considerations, Bento, Antonio,Chapter 11, Proceedings of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) International Biofuels Project Rapid Assessment, 22-25 September 2008, Gummersbach, Germany. R.W. Howarth and S. Bringezu, editors. April 2009

Searchinger, T., Ralph Heimlich, R. A. Houghton,  Fengxia Dong, Amani Elobeid, Jacinto Fabiosa, Simla Tokgoz, Dermot Hayes, Tun-Hsiang Yu. 2009.  Use of U.S. Croplands for Biofuels Increases Greenhouse Gases Through Emissions from Land-Use Change.  Science, 319: 1238-1240.



·       Background Info on the State of the Planet


·       Natural Resource Protection


·       Economics and Human Behavior


·       Human-Built Systems and Land Use


·       Books