• MacArthur Foundation (map)
  • 140 South Dearborn, 17th floor
  • Chicago, IL 60603

Cities have always been among the world's richest data sources, but new tools and technologies are now enabling cities to use information more effectively to improve operations, service delivery, and resident engagement. New opportunities for collaboration between cities, national laboratories, and universities are emerging, to build scalable data infrastructure and new tools for data analytics, and to share solutions between cities.

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 on key scalable data infrastructure, data analytics, and urban-scale sensor networks.

Charlie Catlett is the founding director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data, UrbanCCD, which brings scientists, artists, architects, technologists, and policy makers together to use computation, data analytics, and embedded system to pursue insight into the dynamics, design, and sustainable operation of cities. He is also a Senior Computer Scientist at Argonne National Laboratory, a Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, and a Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.