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From Safe Data to International Innovation: BIG Funds Interdisciplinary Workshops

For our Autumn 2016 Funding cycle, the Big Ideas Generator funded six interdisciplinary workshops that will be exploring ideas around the topics of information, complexity, and cognition.  

Workshops include the following:

  • Jack Gilbert, The Microbiome Center Workshops

  • Dario Maestripieri, The relationship between literature and knowledge, creativity, and cognition

  • Yoav Gilad, UChicago/ANL Joint Workshops

  • Funmi Olopade, Center for Global Health Workshop

  • Ian Foster, Michael Franklin, Safe Data: A workshop on paradigms and platform for safe analysis of sensitive data

  • Bill Brown, Designing Urbanism


BIG is dedicated to launching ambitious early-stage basic research projects for UChicago faculty. You can read more about BIG’s  workshops and projects on their website.  

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Enhancing Life Capstone Conference

04 / 08   3:00 PM The Gleacher Center, The University of Chicago, 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive

Join The Enchancing Life Project at their Capstone Conference for 50+ presentations on how life can be enhanced. 

UChicago Faculty Funding Opportunity for School-related Interventions

08 / 05   12:00 AM University of Chicago

The Hymen Milgrom Supporting Organization (HMSO) is pleased to announce the 2017 Request for Proposals for Research on Successful Pathways from School to Work

IARPA Director Lecture

04 / 06   5:00 PM Eckhardt Research Center, Room 301B

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