The Instrumented City: The Array of Things

CHARLIE CATLETT

Senior Computer Scientist, Argonne National LaboratorY,
Director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data, University of Chicago

What if a light pole told you to watch out for an icy patch of sidewalk ahead? What if a mobile app provided the most populated route for a late-night walk to the El station by yourself, or suggested an alternate walking route to reduce your exposure to emissions this afternoon?

The Array of Things (AoT) intends to operate as a ‘national instrument’ for urban science and technology research, ranging from computer science to social sciences and education. AoT is a network of hundreds of sophisticated sensing and computational devices to be deployed throughout Chicago. AoT "nodes" will sense, process, and publish real-time data on the city's environment, infrastructure, and activity for research and public use.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

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WHAT IS SCIENCE CAFE?

Science Cafe is a forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues. They are informal and accessible - much more so than a public lecture. It's an opportunity to gather with old and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere while participating in a program of very cool scientific 'stuff'! No cover charge, EVER!

WHO WILL BE THERE?

Audiences consist of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their views with, and ask questions of, someone "in the know". No scientific knowledge is assumed by the speakers, so anyone can participate.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A SCIENCE CAFE?

Cafes start with an engaging talk from the research scientist who introduces the topic. It is not a lecture, so anyone can ask a question, and positively welcomed will be those which begin "This might be a stupid question, but ..." These questions are invariably not stupid and often rather insightful.


WHERE AND WHEN?

Our Science Café Evanston is scheduled to be held typically on the third or fourth Wednesday each month, September through May, and takes place between 6:30 and 8:00 pm at the Firehouse Grill in Evanston.

LOCATION

6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

CONTACT US

Email us with your questions.
sigma-xi@northwestern.edu.
If you have any ideas for programs, please let us know.