People

Our people are leaders in the fields of human genetics, sociology, mathematics, history, evolutionary biology, English literature and psychology, from the nations most prestigous institutions. About a third come from a computational modeling background who are interested in identifying and modeling knowledge generation and transmission processes. The remaining two thirds take the long view of science and scholarship and bring their expertise into meaningful conversations and research on topics that are of interest to them and to the Lab as a whole.

In the Limelight

Jack Reece

Alumnus: Summer Intern, Purdue University

I graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory High School in 2014, and began studying computer science at Purdue University. I am mainly interested in theoretical computer science and software engineering. My summer research involved ingesting the Annual Reviews corpus — an archive of articles from the publishing company Annual Reviews’ yearly review series on science and social science — into Bookworm's database. Despite setbacks owing to inconsistency in the storage, formatting, and distribution of article data and metadata, I was able to ingest the majority of the corpus into a functional database useful for research purposes. Future work on this project may include implementing full compatibility with the Bookworm web app and implementing more robust database ingestion methods.
 
I also participated in “In the loop: a city data and digital manufacturing project,” an educational program hosted jointly by Data Science for the Social Good (DSSG), the School of the Art Institute (SAIC), Inventables, the Center for Robust Decision making on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP), Knowledge Lab, and Englewood Codes.
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Ian Foster

Director, Computation Institute; Senior Scientist, Mathematics and Computer Science (MCS) at Argonne National Laboratory; Executive Advisory Committee Member and Senior Fellow, Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology (IGSB); Professor, Computer Science, University of Chicago; Professor, Physical Sciences, University of Chicago; Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory, University of Chicago

Ian Foster is Director of the Computation Institute, a joint institute of the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. He is also an Argonne Senior Scientist and Distinguished Fellow and the Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor of Computer Science.

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