Contact Info
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Focus Areas: Data Management, Data Science, Databases, Systems, Value of Data, Data Markets

I am interested in the economics and value of data. The goal of my research is to understand how to make the best use of data possible. For that, I often build systems to share, discover, prepare, integrate, and process data. I often use techniques from data management, statistics, and machine learning. I’m part of ChiData, the data systems research group at The University of Chicago.


Data & Databases

Systems and algorithms for managing and analyzing data at scale

Systems, Architecture & Networking

Design and analysis of computing systems: cloud, edge, Internet, quantum, and beyond

Labs & Groups


Michael Franklin, Aaron Elmore, Sanjay Krishnan, Raul Castro Fernandez
Conducting research on all things data, including large-scale video analysis, efficient data processing systems, and the economics of data.

Awards & Honors

SIGMOD Test of Time Award

News & Events

UChicago CS News

Assistant Professor Raul Castro Fernandez Awarded NSF CAREER Grant to investigate Data-sharing Markets

May 21, 2024
UChicago CS News

UChicago Undergrad Analyzes Machine Learning Models Used By CPD, Uncovers Lack of Transparency About Data Usage

Oct 31, 2023
UChicago CS News

UChicago Assistant Professor Raul Castro Fernandez Receives 2023 ACM SIGMOD Test-of-Time Award

Jun 27, 2023
UChicago CS News

UChicago London Colloquium Features Data Science, Quantum Research

Jul 01, 2022
Past Event

Data Value: Assessment and Evolution Workshop

Jun 06, 2022
UChicago CS News

Asst. Prof. Aaron Elmore Receives CAREER Award for Resource-Efficient Databases

Sep 03, 2021
Past Event

Chicago Data Discovery Virtual Summit

Apr 22, 2021
UChicago CS News

New Data Stations Project Creates Architecture, Marketplace for Sharing Data

Sep 18, 2020
UChicago CS News

New Assistant Professor Raul Castro Fernandez Creates Tools for Data Discovery

Dec 18, 2019
UChicago CS News

Eight New Faculty Members Join UChicago CS for 2019-20 Academic Year

Jul 15, 2019
Past Event

Raul Castro Fernandez (MIT) – Data Discovery: Unleashing the Value of Data

Apr 04, 2019
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