Sophie Quinton

Researcher at INRIA Grenoble, France, studying the environmental and social impacts of ICT
Sophie Quinton is a researcher at INRIA Grenoble, France. She was a graduate research assistant at the Verimag laboratory and a postdoc at the Institute of Computer and Network Engineering at TU Braunschweig. Until recently, her research mostly focused on real-time systems, computer-assisted proofs and contract theories. She has now switched topics and studies the environmental and social impacts of ICT.
Scientific research in the Anthropocene: What freedom? What responsibilities? And how to navigate these questions collectively in academia
Beyond its direct environmental footprint (for example due to flying to conferences), what role does scientific research play in the destructive behavior of our societies, and how would it fit in a mid- or long-term trajectory toward strong sustainability? This question opens up a wider discussion that scientists rarely have: Does our research contribute to building a world that corresponds to our values? In this talk, we will report on grassroot as well as institutional initiatives in France to tackle this question and support change towards a more responsible research.