Tech Talks: Air Quality and U: Empowering Citizens Through Science

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Join the University of Utah School of Computing and The City Library for a lecture series about the impact of computer science on our society and culture. Topics include algorithms and bias, the science of air quality, and technology and arts collaborations.



Air Quality and U: Empowering Citizens Through Science
Presented by Professor Miriah Meyer and Professor Kerry Kelly

Low-cost commodity sensors are changing how cities and citizens measure and manage air quality. Through a suite of projects at the U we are building infrastructure that will enable real-time, fine-grained estimates of air quality both inside and outside of homes across Salt Lake City. In this presentation we’ll talk about the science of air quality, the computational challenges of developing rigorous air quality estimates, and our efforts to engage with citizens across the city

About the Speakers:
Miriah Meyer is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Utah. Her research focuses on the design of visualization systems for helping people make sense of complex data. She earned her PhD from the University of Utah and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard University.

Kerry Kelly is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Director of the Program for Air Quality, Health, and Society at the University of Utah. She just completed 8 years of service on Utah’s Air Quality Board. Her research focuses on the links between energy, air quality and health and low-cost air-quality sensing.

School of Computing

Location: Main Library Auditorium

Contact Information: 801-524-8200