CompSustNet is a research network sponsored by the National Science Foundation through an Expeditions in Computing award. Interdisciplinary, multi-investigator research teams focus on cross-cutting computational topics such as optimization, dynamical models, big data, machine learning, and citizen science. These methods are being applied to sustainability challenges including conservation, poverty mitigation and renewable energy.
The article quotes Carla Gomes on her significant efforts "to develop computational methods that can help cultivate a more sustainable world." The full article can be found at: http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=138355