Green Computing Group
As computer technology as found its way to all corners of the Earth on a massive scale, issues of power, networking, affordability, reusability, and recyclability have come to the forefront. Our lab's research in this area involves exploring ways to reduce the environmental footprint of computing technology and to find ways to spread the democratizing power of information and computing to developing communities.
Project: Power Minimization in Computing
Purpose: Investigate green computing approaches to reduce power consumption, saving money and reducing waste. Explore related areas and generate spin-off projects.
Researchers: Tom Way
Research alumni: Mujtaba Talebi, Christopher Continanza
The goal of the project is to explore technological solutions to the problems of pervasive computing which leads to excessive use of power, and ultimately to dramatically increased power consumption, power production and pollution. Among the possible projects include travel to developing communities to investigate technology needs, development of software and hardware that supports the goals of Green Computing, and authoring reports and making presentations to communicate the results of our research.