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Andreas Uhl: Carbon Footprint of Social Media

  • 2023-10-16
  • Public Lecture

Join our online public lecture series on sustainability in computer science this winter semester.

Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oLlQaRlyONk

  • This is an online-only event.
    See description for details.

On October 16, 2023, the public lecture series “Sustainability in Computer Science” will continue.

Andreas Uhl, a Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Human Interfaces at PLUS, will give a talk on “Carbon Footprint of Social Media (and other popular platforms)”.


With the increasing importance of sustainable solutions in ICT, social media platforms have been increasingly criticized for their significant carbon footprints. We will have a look at corresponding results and will analyze the methodology how these estimations have been obtained, partially revealing that the perspective from which such investigations are being conducted is significantly biasing the results.


About Lecture Series “Sustainability in Computer Science”

The Public Lecture Series is the first of its kind in Austria, with all Austrian computer science departments and faculties participating, under the auspices of Informatik Austria. We want to raise awareness for the utmost importance of sustainability in CS, demonstrating research solutions to various problems, and triggering developments for a sustainable future.

The lecture series will be held online every Monday from 17:00-18:00. One hybrid session takes place on January 8, 2024, on-site at TU Wien and online.

Students from participating universities can register to get credits for the series. Please refer to your respective institution for registration.

TU Wien students can register for VU 194.155 “Sustainability in Computer Science” via TISS. Depending on your study program, the lecture series is a free elective or a “Wahlpflichtfach”, please refer to TISS for further information.

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