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 of Computer Science

Andrew A. Chien

William Eckhardt Distinguished Service Professor of Computer Science

Aaron Elmore

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Michael Franklin

Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor

Robert Grossman

Frederick H. Rawson Distinguished Service Professor in Medicine, Computer Science
Alex Kale

Alex Kale

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Data Science

Sanjay Krishnan

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

Rebecca Willett

Professor of Computer Science, Statistics

Ben Y. Zhao

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science

Heather Zheng

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science

News & Events

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From wildfires to bird calls: Sage redefines environmental monitoring

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

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University of Chicago Computer Science Researchers To Present Ten Papers at CHI 2024

May 06, 2024
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