Modern machine learning techniques have ushered in a new era of computing. Instead of following an explicitly provided set of instructions, computers can now learn from data and subsequently make predictions. Recent approaches have unlocked new capabilities across an expanse of applications, including computer graphics, computer vision, natural language processing, recommendation engines, speech recognition, and models for understanding complex biological, physical, and computational systems.

UChicago CS studies all levels of machine learning and artificial intelligence, from theoretical foundations to applications in climate, data analysis, graphics, healthcare, networks, security, social sciences, and interdisciplinary scientific discovery. Researchers explore the next generation of learning methods, including machine teaching, human-centered AI, and applications in language, image processing, and scientific discovery. With colleagues across the UChicago campus, the department also examines the considerable societal impacts and ethical questions of AI and machine learning, to ensure that the potential benefits of these approaches are not outweighed by their risks.

Labs & Groups

Machine Learning Group

Researchers at the University of Chicago and partner institutions studying the foundations and applications of machine learning and AI.

SAND (Security, Algorithms, Networking and Data) Lab

Ben Y. Zhao, Heather Zheng
SAND Lab spans research topics in security, machine learning, networked systems, HCI, data mining and modeling.

3DL

Rana Hanocka
A computer graphics collective at UChicago pursuing innovation at the intersection of 3D and Deep Learning.

Network Operations and Internet Security (NOISE) Lab

Nick Feamster
Develops data-driven systems that derive insights from network traffic and explores how network traffic can reveal insights into human behavior.

Chicago Human + AI (CHAI) Lab

Chenhao Tan
Developing synergy between humans and artificial intelligence through a better understanding of human behavior and human interaction with AI.

Strategic IntelliGence for Machine Agents (SIGMA) Lab

Haifeng Xu
Develops cutting-edge machine learning and decision making techniques that can excel in uncertain and complex strategic environments, ranging from national...

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Upcoming Events

Join us in-person and online for seminars, panels, hack nights, and other gatherings on the frontier of computer science.
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Upcoming Event

Suvrit Sra (MIT) – Geometric Optimization: Old and New

Dec 07, 2022

News & Events

UChicago CS News

UChicago AI Summit Examines Promise and Concerns for Science and Society

Nov 01, 2022
UChicago CS News

New Schmidt Futures Fellowship at UChicago to Foster Next Generation of AI-Driven Scientists

Oct 26, 2022
UChicago CS News

New UpDown Project Uses “Intelligent Data Movement” to Accelerate Graph Analytics

Oct 21, 2022
UChicago CS News

Five UChicago CS Students Named to Siebel Scholars 2023 Class

Sep 22, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Students Emily Wenger and Xu Zhang Receive Harper Fellowships

Sep 14, 2022
UChicago CS News

First In-Person Robotics Class Lets Students See Code Come To (Artificial) Life

Sep 06, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago/Argonne Researchers Will Cultivate AI Model “Gardens” With $3.5M NSF Grant

Aug 30, 2022
UChicago CS News

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

Aug 11, 2022
In the News

UChicago Co-Leads $10 Million NSF Institute on Foundations of Data Science

Aug 09, 2022
UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Faculty Receive Industry Grants From J.P. Morgan, Google

Jul 19, 2022
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UChicago London Colloquium Features Data Science, Quantum Research

Jul 01, 2022
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Is it Ethical to Use Facial Imaging in Decision-Making?

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