I am a Programmer/Analyst at the Institute for Computational Sustainability, and Project Coordinator and IT Manager for CompSustNet. I develop software and computational methods, and prepare data sets, for a variety of scientific applications related to sustainability. I work on a variety of projects, including the interpretation of crystal structure data from Materials Science experiments looking for battery and fuel cell catalysts, and solar fuels; understanding movement patterns of pastoralists in east Africa, their water and forage resource use, and estimation of related environmental conditions from satellite imagery; and the design of wildlife conservation corridors. I am particularly interested in applications related to renewable energy and power systems.
Previously, I worked with the outreach team at the Cornell Theory Center (now the Center for Advanced Computing), primarily on the SciCentr program, which developed interactive educational content and activities using a 3D multi-user virtual enviroment based on ActiveWorlds. This program is now supported directly by the Greater Southern Tier BOCES.
- Xue, Y., Bai, J., Le Bras, R., Rappazzo, B., Bernstein, R., Bjorck, J., Longpre, L., Suram, S., van Dover, B., Gregoire, J., Gomes, C. (2017). Phase-Mapper: An AI Platform to Accelerate High Throughput Materials Discovery. Twenty-Ninth Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence (IAAI-17).
- Suram, S.K., Xue, Y., Bai, J., LeBras, R., Rappazzo, B.H., Bernstein, R., Bjorck, J., Zhou, L., van Dover, R.B., Gomes, C.P. and Gregoire, J.M. (2017). Automated Phase Mapping with AgileFD and its Application to Light Absorber Discovery in the V-Mn-Nb Oxide System. ACS Combinatorial Science, 19(1): 37-46. doi: 10.1021/acscombsci.6b00153
- Dilkina, B., Houtman, R., Gomes, C. P., Montgomery, C. A., McKelvey, K. S., Kendall, K., Graves, T. A., Bernstein, R. and Schwartz, M. K. (2016). Trade-offs and efficiencies in optimal budget-constrained multispecies corridor networks. Conservation Biology. doi:10.1111/cobi.12814
- Ermon, S., Xue, Y., Toth, R., Dilkina, B., Bernstein, R., Damoulas, T., Clark, P., DeGloria, S., Mude, A., Barrett, C., Gomes, C. (2015). Learning Large Scale Dynamic Discrete Choice Models of Spatio-Temporal Preferences with Application to Migratory Pastoralism in East Africa. Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15), 644-650.
- Le Bras, R., Xue, Y., Bernstein, R., Gomes, C. P., & Selman, B. (2014). A Human Computation Framework for Boosting Combinatorial Solvers. 2nd AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP-14), 121-132.
- Damoulas, T., He, J., Bernstein, R., Gomes, C. P., & Arora, A. (2014). String Kernels for Complex Time-Series: Counting Targets from Sensed Movement. 22nd International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR 2014), 4429–4434. doi: 10.1109/ICPR.2014.758
- Le Bras, R., Bernstein, R., Gregoire, J. M., Suram, S. K., Gomes, C. P., Selman, B., & van Dover, R. B. (2014). A Computational Challenge Problem in Materials Discovery: Synthetic Problem Generator and Real-World Datasets. Twenty-Eighth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-14), 438-443.
- Le Bras, R., Bernstein, R., Gomes, C. P., Selman, B., & van Dover, R. B. (2013). Crowdsourcing Backdoor Identification for Combinatorial Optimization. Twenty-Third International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-13), 2840–2847.
- Norton-Barker, C., Corbit, M., & Bernstein, R. (2011). Virtual Worlds for Teaching: A Comparison of Traditional Methods and Virtual Worlds for Science Instruction. In Ferdig, R. E. (Ed.), Discoveries in Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations: New Interdisciplinary Applications, 315-328. doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3604-0.ch015
- Norton-Barker, C., Corbit, M., Bernstein, R., & Greene, E. (2009). Leveraging Game-Play in a 3D World: A Comparative Study in a Biology Classroom. International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations, 1(2), 17-31. doi: 10.4018/jgcms.2009040102
- Corbit, M., Kolodziej, S., Bernstein, R. & McIntyre, C. (2006). Student Project Virtual Worlds as Windows on Scientific Cultures in SciFair. 9th International Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea.
- Corbit, M., Kolodziej, S., & Bernstein, R. (2005). SciFair: a Multi-user Virtual Environment for Building Science Literacy. Beijing PCST Working Symposium, Beijing, China.