An estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated every day. Within this torrential flow lies tremendous value for scientific discovery, business decisions, and public policy, but managing and processing this data in order to extract these insights is a colossal challenge. New systems and methods for storing, combining, analyzing, and visualizing data are desperately needed to take full advantage of this valuable resource.

Data and database researchers at UChicago CS bring a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to these challenges, extending the theory and foundations of data management and data science. They develop resource-efficient data processing systems, platforms for large-scale video analysis, and systems that utilize and accelerate machine learning for deeper data discovery. They also work with colleagues from across the UChicago landscape to explore the application of data science to fields such as medicine, economics, astronomy, and climatology.

Labs & Groups

Center for Translational Data Science

Robert Grossman
A research center developing the discipline of translational data science and applying to advance biology, medicine, healthcare and environmental research.


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.

Related Faculty

Raul Castro Fernandez

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Andrew A. Chien

William Eckhardt Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Computer Science

Aaron Elmore

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Michael Franklin

Liew Family Chairman of Computer Science

Robert Grossman

Frederick H. Rawson Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine and Computer Science

Eric Jonas

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Sanjay Krishnan

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Rebecca Willett

Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Statistics

Ben Y. Zhao

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science

Heather Zheng

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science

News & Events

UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Chair Michael J. Franklin Named AAAS Fellow

Jan 26, 2022
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University of Chicago, City Colleges of Chicago Join Forces to Increase Diversity in Science Careers

Dec 14, 2021
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UChicago Workshop Highlights Internet Frontiers and Opportunities

Dec 02, 2021
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Prof. Rebecca Willett Named IEEE Fellow

Nov 29, 2021
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Aaron Elmore Promoted to Associate Professor at UChicago Computer Science

Nov 24, 2021
UChicago CS News

Using AI and Data Science to Reliably Detect Internet Censorship in Real Time

Nov 02, 2021
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Asst. Prof. Aaron Elmore Receives CAREER Award for Resource-Efficient Databases

Sep 03, 2021
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New College Data Science Major: From Foundations to Insight to Impact

Aug 29, 2021
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Largest-Ever DSI Summer Lab Adds 55 Students, New Social Impact Track

Jul 13, 2021
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First-Ever Data4All Workshop Nurtures Future Data Scientists From Chicago’s South Side

Jun 21, 2021
UChicago CS News

Asst. Prof. Blase Ur Receives Quantrell Award for Teaching Undergraduates

May 20, 2021
UChicago CS News

Victor Veitch, New UChicago Data Science Faculty, Builds “Safe and Credible” AI Systems

Apr 27, 2021
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