"Argonne OutLoud" — our public lecture series — highlights the cutting-edge research taking place at Argonne and topics of inter

Argonne National Laboratory is pleased to present the latest edition of Argonne OutLoud, the lab's free public lecture series:

"Computation, Big Data, and the Future of Cities"

Featuring Charlie Catlett, Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and Director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data (UrbanCCD) at the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

6:30 — 7 p.m.: Reception and Scientific Poster/Display Session
7 p.m. — 8 p.m.: Presentation and Q&A

Over the next several decades, the population of the world's urban areas will nearly double, increasing by 2.6 billion people and requiring massive urban expansion globally. In addition to unprecedented increases in urban density and scale, cities face challenges related to adapting to climate change as well as energy, water, and food security.

Today's leading cities are also collecting and publishing an increasing volume and diversity of city data and deploying advanced technologies to optimize many city services and functions. These new data sources are catalyzing new applications and services, changing the way that citizens can interact with the built environment, city government, and one another.

Charlie Catlett is a Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute, a joint initiative of Argonne and the University of Chicago. Within the Computation Institute, he is Director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data.

Charlie will talk about how he and his colleagues are using high-performance computing, data analytics, and embedded systems to better understand and design cities.

The event will take place at the Advanced Photon Source Auditorium on the Argonne campus and will include light refreshments.

The event is free, but advance registration is required. Register for "Computation, Big Data, and the Future of Cities" »

Can't attend in person? The event will be broadcast live on Argonne's live stream channel. You can also participate in a live Twitter chat and submit questions that might be answered during the event by using the hashtag #CityData.

If you have questions, call us at 630-252-5573 or via email at outloud@anl.gov.