Light Poles as Hubs: Chicago’s “Array of Things” Advances Data Sensor Use and Computation

Tuesday, March 7 | 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Urbanization is one of the great challenges and opportunities of this century, tied to global concerns ranging from climate change to education. The growing community of researchers studying urban issues is driving the need for new data sources and new types of sensors. The latest advances in sensors place them in mobile devices or embed them into intelligent sensing infrastructure in the built environment. Charlie Catlett, Director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data, 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 in particular on Chicago's Array of Things (AofT) urban sensing project.


Charlie Catlett

Senior Computer Scientist, U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory