[ok-scotland] Public Seminar: Enabling the Computational Analysis of City Performance (Mark S. Fox) - 8th June
Hana.Ros at glasgow.ac.uk
Mon May 11 09:37:09 UTC 2015
Please join us on Monday, 8th June at 5:15pm for a seminar and reception with Mark S. Fox<http://www.eil.utoronto.ca/profiles/foxpro.html>, Professor of Industrial Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Toronto<http://www.utoronto.ca/>, Director of the Centre for Social Services Engineering, and a Senior Fellow in the Global Cities Institute<http://www.globalcitiesinstitute.org/>. Prof. Fox is also a Fellow of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence<http://www.aaai.org/home.html> and was a founding member of the Robotics Institute<http://www.ri.cmu.edu/> at Carnegie-Mellon University. Additionally, as a founding Director of the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Decision Systems<https://www.ri.cmu.edu/research_center_detail.html?type=projects¢er_id=1&menu_id=262>, he led one of the largest efforts in the United States focused on extending and applying Intelligent Systems, including Artificial Intelligence and Operations Research, to engineering and manufacturing problems.
In his talk "The PolisGnosis Project: Enabling the Computational Analysis of City Performance<http://ubdc.ac.uk/our-services/events-workshops-training-more/upcoming-events/mark-s-fox-seminar/>" Prof. Fox will discuss metrics used by cities to evaluate their performance, such as ISO 37120, which contains over 100 indicators for measuring a city's quality of life and sustainability. His talk will focus on research by the PolisGnosis Project, which aims to develop theories, embodied in software, to perform analysis in order to understand how and why a city's indicators change over time, and and how and why cities differ from each other.
The seminar will be followed by a drinks and canapés reception in the atrium.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended via the Urban Big Data Centre website<http://ubdc.ac.uk/our-services/events-workshops-training-more/upcoming-events/mark-s-fox-seminar/>. Please distribute widely to anyone interested in cities, computational analysis, or urban research.
Prof. Vonu Thakuriah
Director, Urban Big Data Centre<http://ubdc.ac.uk/>
WHO: Mark S. Fox<http://www.eil.utoronto.ca/profiles/foxpro.html>
WHAT: The PolisGnosis Project: Enabling the Computational Analysis of City Performance<http://ubdc.ac.uk/our-services/events-workshops-training-more/upcoming-events/mark-s-fox-seminar/>
WHEN: 5:15pm - 7:00pm, Monday, 8th June, 2015
WHERE: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building,
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK G12 8QQ
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