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Using Embedded Systems and Integrated Measurement to Understand Cities

Charlie Catlett,
Argonne National Laboratory,
University of Chicago and The Chicago Array of Things Project

Urbanization is one of the great challenges and opportunities of this century, inextricably tied to global challenges ranging from climate change to sustainable use of energy and natural resources, and from personal health and safety to accelerating innovation and education. There is a growing science community—spanning nearly every discipline—pursuing research related to these challenges.  

The availability of urban data has increased over the past few years, in particular through open data initiatives, creating new opportunities for collaboration between academia and local government in areas ranging from scalable data infrastructure to tools for data analytics, along with challenges such as replicability of solutions between cities, integrating and validating data for scientific investigation, and protecting privacy.  For many urban questions, however, new data sources will be required with greater spatial and/or temporal resolution, driving innovation in the use of sensors in mobile devices as well as embedding intelligent sensing infrastructure in the built environment.  

Collectively these data sources also hold promise to begin to integrate computational models associated with individual urban sectors such as transportation, building energy use, or climate. Catlett will discuss the work that Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago are doing in partnership with the City of Chicago and other cities through the Urban Center for Computation and Data, focusing in particular on new opportunities related to embedded systems and integrated data analysis.

Monday, March 6, 2017
6:00 PM: Registration and networking
6:45 PM: Dinner
7:30 PM: Guest Speaker
9:00 PM: Meeting ends

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Mar 6, 6:00pm to 9:00pm


Alumni Lounge
Hermann Hall
IIT Mies Campus
3241 S. Federal Street, Chicago, IL 60616

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