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

Morton D. Hull Distinguished Service Professor

Robert Grossman

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

Alex Kale

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, Department of Computer Science

Heather Zheng

Neubauer Professor, Department of Computer Science

News & Events

UChicago CS News

PhD Student Kevin Bryson Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship to Create Equitable Algorithmic Data Tools

Apr 14, 2023
UChicago CS News

Computer Science Displays Catch Attention at MSI’s Annual Robot Block Party

Apr 07, 2023
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UChicago / School of the Art Institute Class Uses Art to Highlight Data Privacy Dangers

Apr 03, 2023
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UChicago Undergrad Team Places Second Overall In Regionals For World’s Largest Programming Competition

Mar 17, 2023
UChicago CS News

Postdoc Alum John Paparrizos Named ICDE Rising Star

Mar 15, 2023
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UChicago and NYU Research Team Finds Edtech Tools Could Pose Privacy Risks For Students

Feb 21, 2023
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UChicago CS News

Student Spotlight: Gabi Garcia’s Bridge Between CS and Classics

Jan 30, 2023
UChicago CS News

UChicago Launches Transform Accelerator for Data Science & Emerging AI Startups

Jan 19, 2023
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UChicago CS News

High School Students Find Their Place in Computing Through Wearables Workshop

Jan 13, 2023
UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Research Finds New Angle on Database Query Processing with Geometry

Nov 08, 2022
UChicago CS News

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

Aug 11, 2022
UChicago CS News

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

Jul 19, 2022
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