Joyjit’s impact project: applying AI techniques to tackle climate change

Joyjit’s impact project: applying AI techniques to tackle climate change

Wild card participant eager to increase his leadership skills and share his research during the Challenge

Joyjit Chatterjee, an avid advocate of renewable energy methods, is currently a student-researcher at the University of Hull, completing his PhD in computer science. As an Indian national, presently studying in the UK on a PhD scholarship, Joyjit has focused his research on applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to tackle the effects of climate change. 

His idea? Making wind turbines a more reliable source of energy production thanks to more effective operations and maintenance. For example, being able to predict faults in wind turbines, and suggesting the correct maintenance actions to resolve any of these issues when or before they occur. 

His work hasn’t gone unnoticed: his findings have been published in conferences and journals and he has received numerous awards such as grants and honours from IEEE CIS, Microsoft Research, DeepMind etc. Moreover, Joyjit has been an active public speaker, delivering talks at leading research institutions and serving on the programme committee as a reviewer for international conferences relating to artificial intelligence. In his spare time, Joyjit pursues his love of travel, writes blogs/articles and attends international conferences to meet inspiring people. 

Taking responsibility to preserve our natural surroundings 

So what nudged Joyjit to participate in this year’s Challenge?  His love of nature since early childhood definitely plays an important role, as well as beginning his journey as a PhD researcher where he realised he could bring positive change to how wind energy sources are operated today. With these tools in hand, Joyjit is optimistic that enhancing renewable energy methods will be a force to shape a better environment. He hopes that his impact project can motivate other people and organisations to tackle this challenge with the same ambition and aspiration. In turn, he hopes to develop his leadership skills whilst sharing his research on this global platform that is the Nudge Global Impact Challenge. 

“It is the responsibility of the youth to preserve nature and prevent damage to our environment caused

by carbon emissions from conventional sources of energy.”