CS at UChicago

Defining and building the future of computer science, from theory to applications and from science to society.

Message From The Chair

The University of Chicago is a unique environment for computer science. Here, students and faculty can explore all corners of the field, from theory to applications. They can work at the intersection of computer science and other disciplines, including the social and physical sciences, policy, business, and biomedicine, benefit from the world-class city of Chicago, and make an immediate impact, both locally and globally.

The New Era of CS at UChicago

Watch a video featuring our new research space in the John Crerar Library Building.

A Modern, Collaborative Research Hub

With plenty of collaboration and meeting spaces, flexible lab space, expanded instructional labs and with new neighbors such as the Media Arts, Data and Design Center, the Data Science Institute, and campus visualization and GIS facilities, the John Crerar Library building is a hub of activity for advanced computing and data.

Diversity at UChicago CS

At the University of Chicago Department of Computer Science, we welcome students of all backgrounds and identities. In order to achieve our educational and research missions, it is essential to establish and maintain a community of diverse voices. UChicago CS manages and participates in a number of programs and initiatives that support students from groups underrepresented in the field.

An Expanding, Award-Winning CS Faculty

Since 2017, we have added 37 faculty members, with specialties in rising research areas such as data science, security, machine learning and artificial intelligence, visual computing, and human-computer interaction.
UChicago CS NewsJun 26, 2023

UChicago CS To Welcome Nine New Faculty Members Over the Next Two Academic Years

UChicago CS NewsAug 11, 2022

New 2022-23 Faculty Add Expertise in Linguistics, Visualization, Economics, and Data Science Education

UChicago CS NewsSep 16, 2021

Trio of New UChicago CS Faculty Join for 2021-22 Academic Year

A Rapidly Growing Department

The University of Chicago has seen tremendous growth in computer science in the last ten years, more than doubling our faculty, increasing the number of undergraduate CS majors tenfold, and tripling the size of our PhD student population.
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Interdisciplinary and Experiential CS Education

Computer science is one of the fastest growing undergraduate majors in the College, and we added a new major in data science in 2021. We provide a growing set of options for Masters degrees, including the Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS), the Computational Analytics and Public Policy (CAPP) with Harris Public Policy, and a joint program with the Booth School of Business. Our PhD and Masters programs produce highly qualified graduates for careers in academia, industry, and government.

A Rich Computer Science Community

UChicago CS benefits from and contributes to the University of Chicago’s excellence across the spectrum of sciences, policy, business, and medicine, and emphasizes the importance of collaboration and cross-fertilization across these domains.

Chicago: A Tech Hub on the Rise

The University of Chicago campus benefits from its location in the world-class city of Chicago, a vibrant, diverse city of industry and culture where translational research can have an immediate impact, both locally and globally.

Join Us at UChicago Computer Science

We are currently hiring tenure-track faculty in data science, teaching faculty, and research, technical, and administrative staff positions.