We have provided seed funding to 7 research teams across academic disciplines. A description of these projects and the team member biographies is included here.
Investigating the Energy and Environmental Implications of Artificial Intelligence Applications in the Chemical Manufacturing Industry
This project aims to address the data and analysis gaps by developing a metric-based framework to quantify energy and environmental implications of AI applications in the production of some of the most common energy-intensive chemicals.
Blockchain Technology and the Sustainable Supply Chain: Theoretically Exploring Adoption Barriers
While the changes that would result from implementing blockchain solutions are worth studying, we also need to gain a deeper understanding of how these blockchain solutions are to be operated and by whom.
Electric Vehicles in Ridehailing Applications: Insights From a Fall 2019 Survey of Lyft and Uber Drivers in Los Angeles
This projects seeks to better understand why ridesourcing drivers are not choosing to purchase EVs.
Evaluating the Potential of Cooperative Ridesourcing: A Case Study of Arcade City in Austin, Texas
Our project team believes that an evaluation of AC Austin will fill knowledge gaps and provide important and novel insights into the benefits and drawbacks of decentralized cooperative sharing platforms as compared to more prevalent centralized commercial approaches.
Best Practices for Analyzing the Direct Energy Use of Blockchain Technology Systems
This project will lay a foundation for more analytically-sound and transparent estimates of blockchain energy use moving forward.
The Carbon Footprint of Ride-Hailing: GHG Inventory Methodology
Our goal is to provide a path for creating locally specific analysis to inform policy and planning. Specifically, we aim to produce tools for communities to generate initial answers for themselves.
Social and Environmental Analysis of Food Waste Abatement via the Peer-to-Peer Sharing Economy
In this research, we aim to reveal insights into the nature and dynamics of the sharing economy through a deep dive into a real-world food sharing network that aims to reduce household food waste.