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  • PhD Thesis Proposal - Sarah Cooney

    Thu, Dec 09, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

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    PhD Thesis Proposal - Sarah Cooney
    Thur, Dec 9, 2021 @ 03:00 PM - 04:30 PM
    Committee members: Chair: Prof. Barath Raghavan, Prof. Romesh Govindan, Prof. Heather Culbertson, Prof. Bistra Dilkina, Prof. Hajar Yazdiha (Sociology)

    Toward Sustainable and Resilient Communities
    with HCI: Physical Structures and Socio-Cultural Factors


    Recently, large-scale global challenges such as shifting weather patterns due to climate change and the Covid-19 pandemic have caused us to be more reliant than ever on the resources and resilience of our local communities. My research looks at how computing can be applied to the challenges of creating sustainable and resilient communities equipped to handle such challenges at the local level. My work covers two complementary threads. The first looks at how technology can be used to influence grassroots redesign of urban spaces to promote sustainability, community resilience, and individual wellbeing. Within this area I have worked on three specific projects which I will discuss in more detail. The second thread looks at sustainability and sustainable HCI from a socio-cultural perspective. Specifically, I have been looking at the way that religion and spirituality can influence the intersections of sustainability and technology use, and I will discuss my ongoing study in this area as well.

    Zoom link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96182449560

    WebCast Link: https://usc.zoom.us/j/96182449560

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Lizsl De Leon


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