Research at UChicago CS

Advancing the theory, practice, and applications of computer science through innovative research and collaboration.

Research Areas

AI & Machine Learning

Foundations and applications of computer algorithms making data-centric models, predictions, and decisions

Computing Education

Seeding inclusive computing education for the next generation, from grade school to grad school

Data & Databases

Systems and algorithms for managing and analyzing data at scale

Human Computer Interaction

Exploring the interfaces between people and technologies

Programming Languages

Devising new and better ways of programming the computers of today and tomorrow

Scientific & High Performance Computing

Scientific discovery at the frontiers of computational performance, intelligence, and scale

Security & Privacy

Understanding and defending against emerging threats in our increasingly computational world

Systems, Architecture & Networking

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

Theory

The mathematical foundations of computation, including algorithm design, complexity and logic

Visual Computing

Creating and analyzing data from the visual world, and visually understanding complex data

Research Highlights

Interdisciplinary research at the intersection of computer science and other fields.

Quantum Computing

The new paradigm of computing, which harnesses the principles of quantum physics to perform computations impossible for classical architectures.
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Data Science

The UChicago vision for data science defines this emerging field as a new discipline, advancing foundations and applications across fields.
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Research News

Discoveries, honors, and media appearances by members of the UChicago CS research community.
In the News

UChicago CS Researchers Share in Special Prize on COVID-19 Research

Dec 01, 2022
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The Computing Pipeline: A Foundation for Diversifying Computer Science

Nov 28, 2022
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New CS and DSI Faculty Haifeng Xu Brings Strategic Intelligence to NeurIPS 2022

Nov 28, 2022
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UChicago’s Parsl Project Pivots to Sustainability and Community with New Grants

Nov 17, 2022
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Trending Now: How Netflix Chills Our Free Will

Nov 14, 2022
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UChicago CS Research Finds New Angle on Database Query Processing with Geometry

Nov 08, 2022
In the News

Alumnus Pranav Gokhale Named to Crain’s 40 Under 40

Nov 07, 2022
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Prof. Diana Franklin Discusses Quantum Computing Education on Entangled Things Podcast

Nov 03, 2022
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UChicago AI Summit Examines Promise and Concerns for Science and Society

Nov 01, 2022
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New Schmidt Futures Fellowship at UChicago to Foster Next Generation of AI-Driven Scientists

Oct 26, 2022
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New UpDown Project Uses “Intelligent Data Movement” to Accelerate Graph Analytics

Oct 21, 2022
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UChicago Research Tests Whether Robots or Humans Are Better Game Partners

Oct 18, 2022