Chicago Science Fest - Science Expo Day
The main “Science Expo” day of Chicago Science Fest 2019 will feature a day full of exciting science talks by research experts from universities, museums, and national laboratories on a wide variety of interesting topics, including AI and Machine Learning.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Central Standard Time)
This event has ended.
The main “Science Expo” day of Chicago Science Fest 2019 will feature a day full of exciting science talks by research experts from universities, museums, and national laboratories on a wide variety of interesting topics. There will also be interactive demonstrations for curious people like you!
Expo tickets get you access to ALL the talks all day — visit as many as you like. In between talks you can visit an array of cool demonstrations. And stay for a happy hour at the end of the day.
Speaker Information & Agenda:
11:00AM – 12 noon
Doug Sisterson, MS
Are you sure YOU understand Climate Change? Explaining Climate Change and Finding Solutions
Tanya Berger-Wolf, PhD
Tracking endangered species by their spots! Individual tiger sharks, turtles, giraffes, whales, and more, are monitored in the wild using AI and Citizen Science
12noon – 1:00PM
Thomas Wall, PhD
What Climate Change Means for Infrastructure and the Built Environment – Can we engineer our way out of this?
Sliman Bensmaia, PhD
Brains and ‘Bionic’ Limbs – The Research of Touch and Sensation in the Neuroscience of Prosthetics
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Kristian Hammond, PhD
Language and Artificial Intelligence – the evolution of communication and connecting and the practical applications of machine-generated language
Elizabeth Addison, PhD
The Real Science of Positive Psychology — Teaching positivity skills proven to reduce stress and anxiety
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Ben Zhao, PhD - Dangers & Risks of Artificial Intelligence — Insecurity & Hacking of Systems
Cathryn Nagler, PhD - Food Allergies and the microbiome – What’s the connection? What’s the answer?
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Wesley Robert Ketchum, PhD
Tracking the Elusive Neutrino Particle — the physics of a subatomic trip from distant stars to South Dakota via Fermilab
4:00PM – 5:30PM
Rebecca Thompson, PhD
Science of Superheroes: Wonder Woman & Captain Marvel DC vs. Marvel Movie Superheroes — Who’s faster? Who’s stronger?