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Chicago: City of Big Data

University of Chicago Discovery Series
Charlie Catlett, Senior Computer Scientist, Argonne
November 20, 2013 6:00PM to 8:00PM
University of Chicago

Illustration courtesy of Cory Collet and Juan-Pablo Velez/Open City

The University of Chicago in partnership with Argonne presents "Chicago: City of Big Data" Wednesday, November 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The University of Chicago's Performance Hall: The Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, Illinois.


An explosion of data has transformed the way cities are constructed and function. Chicago is at the vanguard of applying these data to address transportation, health care, education, energy, public safety, and other urban challenges.

Join experts from the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, including the former chief data and information officer for the City of Chicago and the former chief scientist at "Obama for America’s 2012 Campaign," to learn how scientists are collaborating with educators, architects, and government officials to develop analytical tools and computer models that can improve quality of life for residents of Chicago and metropolises worldwide.


Charlie Catlett
Senior Computer Scientist
Argonne National Laboratory

Urban Center for Computation and Data
The University of Chicago


Kathleen Cagney
Associate Professor
Sociology and Health Studies
The University of Chicago

Population Research Center
NORC at The University of Chicago

Rayid Ghani
Research Director
Computation Institute
The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory

Senior Fellow
Harris School of Public Policy
The University of Chicago

Brett Goldstein
Senior Fellow in Urban Science
Harris School of Public Policy
The University of Chicago

For more information visit the University of Chicago's Event Website.