Nick Polson, Booth School & Maria Patterson, Center for Data Intensive Science
March 02, 2016
Searle 240, 5735 S. Ellis Ave.

Applying Data Science!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 4-6 pm
Searle 240 A&B (5735 S Ellis Ave)

Yuki Hamada, Argonne
January 28, 2016
Searle 240A

Speaker: Yuki Hamada, Ph.D., Assistant Biophysical Remote Sensing Scientist, Environmental Science Divi

Center for Data Science and Public Policy Team
November 04, 2015
Searle 240

Applying Data Science!

Press Release

The University of Chicago announced today that the National Science Foundation has awarded a $3.1 million grant to support the development of Array of Things, an urban sensing instrument that will serve as a fitness tracker for the city. Starting next year, 500 Array of Things (AoT) nodes will measure data on Chicago’s environment, infrastructure and activity to scientifically investigate solutions to urban challenges ranging from air quality to urban flooding.

Press Release

Reducing infant mortality, improving graduation rates for high school and first-generation college students, preventing home abandonment, and identifying legislative plagiarism are just some of the project goals for the 2015 Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Summer Fellowship. For fourteen weeks, 42 fellows in Chicago will work with nonprofit and government partners on these and other important problems, applying data mining, machine learning, statistical, and social science techniques to craft novel and useful solutions.

Marc G. Berman, Department of Psychology, The University of Chicago
February 19, 2015
The University of Chicago, Searle 240A, 5735 S. Ellis Ave. & webcast via Blue Jeans


In The News
Bloomberg View, Chicago Tribune, etc.

The open release of city data has given residents exciting new ways of interacting with and benefiting from the information collected by city agencies. But what if there was a way to collect even broader, higher-resolution data on the daily life of the city, providing a massive stream of open data for research and the development of new applications to improve urban life? The Array of Things is a project of the CI's Urban Center for Computation and Data (UrbanCCD) to deploy interactive, modular sensor boxes around Chicago to collect real-time data on the city’s environment, infrastructure, and motion for research and public use. While the first nodes won't be installed along Michigan Avenue until later this summer, the media has seized upon the idea as an exciting new way of "instrumenting" a city for the greater good. 

Scott Collis, Argonne & Elisabeth Moyer, RDCEP
April 18, 2014
Searle 240A, University of Chicago & Adobe Connect

We are pleased to present the 4th installment of the Inside the Discovery Cloud Speaker Series on Planet & Environment:

In The News
Chicago Magazine

Each year, Chicago Magazine hands out their Green Awards to a select sample of Chicagoans with original ideas for preserving the Earth's future. Among the six 2014 winners profiled in the magazine's April issue was University of Chicago atmospheric scientist Elizabeth Moyer, co-director of the CI's Center for Robust Decision Making on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP).