Director’s Special Colloquium: Peter Nelson
Peter Nelson of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will present “Science and Engineering Opportunities for an Argonne-UIC Partnership,” at a Director’s Special Colloquium Monday, April 18, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. in the Building 402 Auditorium.
With the hope of stimulating increased collaboration, this colloquium will provide an overview of the UIC College of Engineering. This overview will include brief descriptions of UIC research in the areas of batteries (lithium-ion, sodium-ion, and lithium-sulfur), graphene based two-dimensional materials, soft matter assembly into nanoparticles, methane sensors, microfluidic devices, high fidelity numerical simulations, improved radiation detection, scalable computing networks, scientific visualization, cyber physical systems, data mining, electronic security and other areas as well.
Shuttle service will be provided beginning at 9:45 a.m. with stops at Buildings 201, 212, 202, 240, 222, 203, 208, 200, 205 and 362. Return trips will follow the talk.
Nelson, dean of UIC’s College of Engineering, previously was head of the UIC’s Department of Computer Science. In 1991, he founded UIC’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, which specializes in applied intelligence systems projects in fields such as transportation, manufacturing, bioinformatics and e-mail spam countermeasures.
Nelson has published over 80 scientific peer-reviewed papers and has been the principal investigator on more than $30 million in research grants and contracts on issues of importance such as computer-enhanced transportation systems, manufacturing, design optimization and bioinformatics. These projects have been funded by organizations such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Academy of Sciences, the U.S. Department of Transportation and Motorola.
In 1994-95, his laboratory, sponsored by the Illinois Department of Transportation, developed the first real-time traffic congestion map, which now receives over 100 million hits per year. Nelson also currently serves as principal dean for the UIC Innovation Center, a collaborative effort between the UIC Colleges of Architecture, Design and the Arts; Business Administration; Medicine and Engineering.