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Rhythima Shinde

Rhythima Shinde
ETH Zurich | ETH Zürich · Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering

MSc. Data Science, MSc. Policy Anaysis
Research in Environmental Analytics

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Introduction
I combine (open) data-science, policy analysis, and environmental engineering tools in the domain of industrial ecology, specifically for sustainable buildings and cities. My specialization lies in combining these tools and capturing the impacts of socio-economic patterns on the environment. Previously, I worked with the same methods for energy systems modelling and policy analysis. Briefly to support and understand (open) data science better, I have also dwelled deeper into cybersecurity.
Additional affiliations
April 2018 - April 2021
ETH Zurich
Position
  • PhD Student
Description
  • NRP73 Project - Sustainable Economy: Project on reducing housing environmental footprint
August 2017 - April 2018
ETH Zurich
Position
  • Graduate Research Student
Description
  • Research on AI based negotiations for sharing of solar energy in dynamic communities of rural India
February 2017 - April 2017
Delft University of Technology
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Research on Machine learning and image recognition for railway wagons
Education
April 2018 - April 2021
ETH Zurich
Field of study
  • Environmental Engineering
August 2016 - February 2018
Delft University of Technology
Field of study
  • Computer Science
August 2015 - August 2017
Delft University of Technology
Field of study
  • Engineering and Policy Analysis

Publications

Publications (17)
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According to the waste hierarchy, waste prevention is environmentally superior to recycling or recovery, hence its inclusion in government policy. The assessment and prioritization of waste prevention strategies are impeded, inter alia, by ambiguous definitions and the lack of a sound environmental assessment method. In this study, a systematic app...
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Multiple environmental policies aim to increase resource efficiency and reduce consumption of goods and ser- vices with high environmental impact. This may lead to cost-savings and, consequently, additional consumption with environmental impacts (rebound effects). In this study, a supervised machine-learning model (i.e. an application of random f...
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A correction to this paper has been published: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11367-021-01930-0
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Energy-related household consumption lead to a substantial share of the total household GHG emissions (direct and indirect). The policies or technologies, which try to mitigate these emissions often end up 'rebounding' i.e. the savings of energy (bills) caused by these measures, induce further expenses in other (e.g. travel) or same (e.g. electrici...
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Both sharing and using open research data have the revolutionary potentials for forwarding scientific advancement. Although previous research gives insight into researchers' drivers and inhibitors for sharing and using open research data, both these drivers and inhibitors have not yet been integrated via a thematic analysis and a theoretical argume...
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Housing plays a crucial role in the transition towards sustainability. Zero-energy or low-carbon housing solutions are key, but their success depends on their acceptance by the users. We propose a conceptual and an operational framework for understanding households’ residential choices as a base for an agent-based model, using the tenant as basic u...
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Les objectifs des initiatives axées sur les données gouvernementales ouvertes vont de l’amélioration de la transparence et de l’imputabilité au renforcement de l’innovation et de la participation. On sait cependant peu de choses sur la mesure dans laquelle les objectifs des initiatives axées sur les données gouvernementales ouvertes sont atteints....
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Provision of smart city services often relies on users contribution, e.g., of data, which can be costly for the users in terms of privacy. Privacy risks, as well as unfair distribution of benefits to the users, should be minimized as they undermine user participation, which is crucial for the success of smart city applications. This paper investiga...
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The energy markets are emerging slowly towards a more decentralized form, e.g. technologies are allowing prosumers to trade energy from their solar house rooftops. But as these markets are governed by people and depend on the behavior of people directly, they are susceptible to challenges from the social, economic and cultural norms around the peop...
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The objectives of open government data initiatives range from enhancing transparency and accountability to increasing innovation and participation. However, there is a lack of knowledge of the extent to which the objectives of open government data initiatives are achieved. This article investigates the relationship between the objectives of open go...
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More than 200 million Indians are without electricity, and the majority lies in the rural areas, where the central grid fails to reach due to unreliable distribution and inconsistent terrain. The solutions that reach include majorly, decentralized energy resources via solar micro-grids, or solar home systems. New projects of energy sharing are comi...
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India has had reserved caste and tribe system which was implemented after independence to reduce inequality. However, as the social and economic conditions of people from these scheduled castes have been getting better, debates arose around the existence of the reservation system. This paper aims to check the efficiency of the reservation system, i...
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Bayesian game theory is an interesting field within cyber security. Applying it to bank transfer systems can be very useful in finding risks in time and to dynamically adapt to them. It can not only provide insight about the best threat control methods, but also gives insights in how confidential certain core information and actions within the syst...
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Cybercrimes today are focused over returns, especially in the form of monetary returns. In this paper - through a literature study and conducting interviews for the people victimized by ransomware and a survey with random set of victimized and non-victimized by ransomware - conclusions about the dependence of ransomware on demographics like age and...
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The education system has always been a controversial issue in the Turkish Republic history. Contrary to developed countries, educational institutions, teaching activities and high school and university entrance exams are regularly changed disruptively by the authorities. Despite many interventions with the purpose of improving the public education...

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Projects (5)
Archived project
Simulation and data models on case studies for policy analysis.
Project
NRP73 Project on Swiss Sustainable economy: Material flow and demand consumption modeling to reduce housing environmental footprint by space, building and equipment efficiency. http://www.nrp73.ch/en/projects/building-construction/ecological-footprint-in-the-housing-sector
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The project involves modeling and empirical analysis of the solar energy trading projects in rural context of developing countries. The aim is to understand the social (economical and institutional too) dynamics involved by providing: 1. Policy recommendations with empirical research on the various energy trading projects at micro/nano grid level and development of theoretical framework to incorporate the social factors. 2. Computer Science (agent based) model to understand the effects via agent based modelling and minimize the effects among of societal norms for energy trading.