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University of Chicago, Computation Institute

Chicago, Illinois

University of Chicago, Computation Institute was awarded $1,350,000 between 2008 and 2015, including 3 grants in Community & Economic Development and What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance.


2015 • 3 years • What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

The University of Chicago is a private research university with an historic commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and a tradition of excellence in the social and physical sciences. This grant provides general operating support for the Urban Center for Computation and Data (Urban CCD), an interdisciplinary research center at the University of Chicago co-led by the Computation Institute and Argonne National Laboratory. Urban CCD uses computer and computational science methods to study cities and builds tools for modeling and analysis to inform urban development practitioners and policymakers. The grant supports a range of Urban CCD projects, including development of, a prototype tool to support open data discovery by non-data scientists; the City of Chicago's Smart Data Platform; and the Array of Things urban sensing and instrumentation pilot.


2012 • 2 years, 11 months • Community & Economic Development

This grant supports the Center for Urban Systems and Information Sciences, a new research institute co-led by the University of Chicago's Computation Institute and Argonne National Laboratory that aims to use computational science methodologies to improve the way cities are planned, governed, and experienced by their citizens. The Center has three principal objectives: to create a dynamic, coherent data platform for urban research from a range of sources; to develop new tools and methods for analyzing and visualizing urban data; and to enable more effective modeling and forecasting of urban dynamics.


2008 • 2 years, 6 months

In support of a project to explore new approaches to energy modeling.

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