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Lunch Talk | AI, Predictive Modeling and Sustainability

Der Lunch Talk findet am 23. Mai 2022 um 12.30 Uhr MEZ statt. Die Referenten, Dr. Misael Sebastián Gradilla-Hernández und Dr. Martin Esteban González López, werden thematische Einblicke in KI-basierte Ansätze zur Lösung von Herausforderungen der Nachhaltigkeit geben. Christian Grauvogel wird die Veranstaltung moderieren. Dies ist eine Präsenz- sowie Online-Veranstaltung, die in englischer Sprache abgehalten wird. Unser Ziel ist es, in einer inspirierenden digitalen Mittagspause zusammenzukommen und Ideen auszutauschen.


L U N C H  T A L K

AI, Predictive Modeling and Sustainability

Dr. Misael Sebastián Gradilla-Hernández & Dr. Martin Esteban González López

Tuesday, 23 May 2023 | 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm (CET)
Online & Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Französische Str. 9, 10117 Berlin



Artificial Intelligence (AI) can contribute to the efforts to tackle great societal challenges such as climate change and environmental pollution. In this lunch talk we take a closer look at two best-practice cases from Mexico, where AI and predictive modeling is used to monitor and improve water quality. Misael Sebastián Gradilla Hernández will present the development of an innovative water quality index for the Santiago River in Mexico that incorporates redundancy analysis and machine learning approaches. Martín Esteban González López will share his experience on the development of a predictive model for real time water quality management with the help of simple sensors and monitoring devices.
Moreover, the project aims to use AI tools to facilitate the communication of science to the general public, including citizen-science approaches for water quality monitoring. By making science more accessible and understandable, the project was able to engage and empower local communities to take a more active role in monitoring and protecting their local water sources.


Dr. Misael Sebastián Gradilla-Hernández, is a research professor in Tecnológoco de Monterrey in Guadalajara since 2011. He holds a Doctorate in biotechnological innovation from CIATEJ and in management from the University of Guadalajara, with a focus on environmental management and sustainability. Dr. Gradilla-Hernández specializes in the monitoring and assessment of surface water sources and in biotechnological strategies for the treatment of wastewater and solid waste. He has published 40 articles in high-prestige international journals, with research collaborations in areas related to environmental conservation.

Dr. Martin Esteban Gonzalez Lopez, is a chemical engineer and works as a postdoctoral researcher at Tecnológico de Monterrey in the Sustainability and Climate Change Laboratory. Dr. Gonzalez’s research interests include the sustainable use of lignocellulosic waste to produce biodegradable materials and environmental remediation applications in water treatment. He has published 25 articles in high-prestige international journals, with research collaborations in areas related to environmental conservation.


Christian Grauvogel is the Head of Dialogue and Knowledge Transfer at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG), and the Project Coordinator in the research and transfer project Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Global Digital Transformation (SET).


Lunch Talk Series

In our Lunch Talk Series, we explore cutting edge research at the intersection of digitalization and society that is also highly relevant for practice and policy. Topics include grand challenges, sustainability, responsible platforms, AI and the knowledge society. Our aim is to bring researchers and practitioners with a mutual interest on these topics together, exchange ideas, and make research more visible, applicable and impactful.


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Datum der Veranstaltung

23.05.2023 | 12.30 pm – 1.30 pm ical | gcal


Online,  HIIG,   Berlin


Christian Grauvogel

Ehem. Leiter Dialog und Wissenstransfer | Projektkoordinator SET


Diese exklusive Vorlesungsreihe entwickelt eine europäische Perspektive zu den aktuellen Transformationsprozessen innerhalb unserer Gesellschaft.


Einmal im Monat laden wir ausgewählte Gäste ein, um gemeinsam mit dem Publikum über die Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf die Gesellschaft zu sprechen.


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