Udit Gupta leads $2 million project to tackle tech’s environmental toll

The computing sector accounted for an estimated three percent of global CO2 emissions in 2022 — more than Spain, Italy, France, and Portugal combined. Still, compared to the staggering impacts of fossil fuels, that number may seem insignificant. But every emission counts when it comes to combating the climate crisis, and this sector is only expected to grow over the coming decades as the demand for computing increases.

That’s why tech giants like AmazonGoogleMeta, Microsoft, and Intel are committing to sustainable computing — to curb this potential impact. Joining them in this collective action is Udit Gupta (BS ‘16), assistant professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech and member of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Cornell University.

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