Clean-IT Conference

Research Deep Dives

AI and digital systems play a critical role in tackling climate change and reducing resource waste in a variety of sectors, including logistics, manufacturing, power generation and distribution, and construction. At the HPI clean-IT Research Deep Dives, we will explore how digital systems, and especially AI, can help us avoid resource waste. We have invited leading researchers in the field to cover a range of topics on how digital systems contribute to energy efficiency. Our speakers will provide deep insights into their current research and are eager to discuss the latest developments in AI and computer science with the audience. You are cordially invited to join this year's Research Deep Dives in the parallel program of the clean-IT Conference and exchange ideas on how digitalization can improve our society.


Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Lecture Hall 3


11:15 - 11:30

Welcome and Introduction



Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann

Hasso Plattner Institute | Speaker of the HPI Research Cluster "Data & AI" and Chair for Information Systems 

11:30 - 12:30

Pathways towards a Net Zero Global Building Stock

Prof. Dr. Christoph Reinhart 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Director of the Building Technology Program

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch Break



Prof. Dr. Bert Arnrich  

Hasso Plattner Institute | Chair for Digital Health – Connected Healthcare

13:45 - 14:45

Lessons from Nature for Computing beyond Moore's Law

Prof. Dr. Sadasivan Shankar

Stanford University | Research Technical Manager at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

14:45 - 15:45

Uncertainty Quantification of Machine Learning Predictions - why, what and how  

Dr. Peter Steinbach  

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf | Head of Artificial Intelligence Group 

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee Break



Prof. Dr. Ralf Herbrich

Hasso Plattner Institute | Chair for Artificial Intelligence and Sustainability

16:15 - 17:15

Design Construction and Operations of Advanced and Smart Infrastructure Systems

Prof. Dr. Lucio Soibelman    

University of Southern California | Fred Champion Chair in Engineering, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Spatial Sciences Institute

17:15 - 18:15

AI for contrail avoidance: How AI is helping airlines mitigate the climate impact of contrails 

Dr. John Platt  

Google | Distinguished Scientist 

18:15 - 18:30

Wrap Up and End of Deep Dive 

Prof. Dr. Ralf Herbrich

Hasso Plattner Institute | Managing Director