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Conservation Research Institute


I am the Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Fitzwilliam College. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, ACM, and IEEE.

Current work: Although I started out as a researcher in computer networking in 1988, since 2010 my focus has been on reducing the carbon footprint of energy generation, transportation, and buildings. I have recently been studying digital monitoring, reporting, and verification for trustworthy carbon credits, especially from avoided deforestation.

Here is a more detailed list of what I am currently working on.

Part II/ACS Projects: Here is a list of potential projects. I will be happy to supervise similar projects.

LinksOnline calendarMy YouTube channelWikipedia pageSemantic Scholar / Google News and Scholar profile/Energy and Environment Group/4C YouTube channel

Recent news

  • Here is a link to my presentation "Hints on doing research."
  • Video of my presentation on carbon credits in the EEG seminar series
  • My former student, Prof. Aaditeshwar Seth at IIT Delhi has released a landmark book entitled "Technology and (Dis)Empowerment". I hope all technologists will read it!
Robert Sansom Professor of Computer Science