Press Release

OpenGrid, a new website and mobile app that maps and visualizes city data for Chicago residents, was announced and released today by the City of Chicago. The project, funded by the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, was built in partnership with researchers at the CI's Urban Center for Computation and Data and uses their Plenario open data platform.

Chris Johnson, University of Utah
October 26, 2015
Searle 240A

Speaker: Chris Johnson, Ph.D., Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute, Distinguished Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah

Min Chen, Oxford University
October 15, 2014
University of Chicago, Searle 240A

In this talk, Prof. Chen will examine the objectives of visualization at four different levels, namely, 1. disseminative, 2. observational, 3. analytical and 4. inventive levels.

Press Release

The rapidly growing torrent of data openly released by governments offers incredible new potential for policy, research, and public engagement with cities. But as governments increasingly turn to advanced analytics to guide operations, officials and researchers need more powerful tools to find data-driven solutions to the complex problems that face urban areas.

Press Release

The latest innovations in big data and computation don’t just change the tech world, they also push forward the frontiers of science. With tools such as cloud computing, urban sensors, and machine learning, scientists are asking important questions and finding new discoveries in medicine, urban studies, biology, astronomy, and beyond. Researchers from the Computation Institute, a joint initiative of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory, will discuss these advances at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), running February 13th through 17th in Chicago. 

Ken Younge, Purdue
December 13, 2013
Searle 236, University of Chicago

Ken Younge, Asst.

Research Center

The Hack Arts Lab (HAL) provides an open-access laboratory for creative digital fabrication and visualization.