The Instrumented City: The Array of Things
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
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202