Daniel Pargman

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Name:Daniel Pargman

Daniel Pargman is an Associate Professor in Media Technology with a specialization in Sustainability at the Division of Media Technology and Interaction Design (MID), School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He is also associated with Digital Futures at KTH. Daniel co-leads the research group Sustainable Futures Lab together with Elina Eriksson (https://www.kth.se/sv/hct/mid/research/sflab).

His long-term mission is to examine, explore, help prepare for and speed up the necessary societal shift from an energy regime predicated on polluting non-renewable fossil fuels to renewable, intermittent, distributed energy sources. Such a shift will have large implications for all parts of society and for computing. The two overarching questions that guide my research in computing and sustainability are:

1) What happens when exponential developments in computing bump into sustainability-related limitations (for example in terms of the material footprint of ICT or the CO2 emissions from manufacturing and use)?

2) What is the role of ICT in the transformation to a more sustainable society (where people can live good lives within planetary boundaries?

Daniel also teaches about sustainability and ICT and conducts research on how to integrate sustainability in computing education

Affiliation:KTH Royal Institute of Technology