The world is a complex system, and understanding it scientifically requires advanced computational resources and approaches. Engineers design the most powerful computers on Earth in order to model and simulate physical systems such as global climate, the expansion of the universe, and the behavior of matter at an atomic level. But today, high performance scientific computing means more than just supercomputers running numerical models, expanding to large-scale data analysis, AI and machine learning, visualization, and distributed and heterogeneous hardware systems.

UChicago CS researchers are changing the face of high performance computing (HPC), creating new computing paradigms at scale for understanding physical, biological, social, and ecological systems and answering the most significant questions facing society. Faculty lead efforts to apply the latest AI and data science approaches for scientific discovery, from computational imaging and spectroscopy to bioinformatics, neuroscience, and agriculture. In these areas, as well as in the development and application of new exascale systems such as Aurora, UChicago CS benefits from a strong partnership with Argonne National Laboratory.

Labs & Groups

Globus Labs

Ian Foster, Kyle Chard
Realizing a world in which all research data are reliably, rapidly, and securely accessible, discoverable, and usable.

Large-Scale Systems Group (LSSG)

Andrew A. Chien
Exploring critical systems research questions underlying sustainable, scalable large-scale systems, including cloud, high performance, edge, and mobile/IoT computing.

Chameleon

Kate Keahey, Haryadi Gunawi
A configurable experimental environment for large-scale edge to cloud research.

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.

Related Faculty

Kyle Chard

Research Assistant Professor

Andrew A. Chien

William Eckhardt Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Computer Science

Anshu Dubey

Senior Scientist, CASE Affiliate

Todd Dupont

Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Mathematics and the James Franck Institute

Ian Foster

Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Computer Science

Robert Grossman

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

Rana Hanocka

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College

Eric Jonas

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Kate Keahey

Senior Scientist, CASE Affiliate

Gordon Kindlmann

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Rick Stevens

Professor, Department of Computer Science

Rebecca Willett

Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Statistics

News & Events

UChicago CS News

Scientists Use Artificial Intelligence to Detect Gravitational Waves

Jul 16, 2021
UChicago CS News

C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute Announces CFP to Advance AI for Energy and Climate Security

Feb 02, 2021
UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Professor Rick Stevens Named ACM Fellow

Jan 16, 2021
UChicago CS News

Globus Celebrates Ten Years of Connecting the Research Universe

Nov 10, 2020
Past Event

Partnering to Advance AI Research & Development Workshop

Nov 09, 2020
UChicago CS News

Globus Reaches One Exabyte Milestone in Research Data Management

Oct 08, 2020
UChicago CS News

Cloud Computing Testbed Chameleon Launches Third Phase with Focus on IoT and Reproducibility

Aug 14, 2020
UChicago CS News

Four New Faculty Join UChicago Computer Science for 2020-21

Jul 27, 2020
UChicago CS News

New Project Seeks Greener Computing By Granting Equipment “Second Life”

Jun 26, 2020
UChicago CS News

NSF Grant Backs funcX — A Smart, Automated Delegator for Computational Research

May 14, 2020
Past Event

Masters Program in Computer Science Information Session

Mar 10, 2020
Past Event

Masters Program in Computer Science (MPCS) Information Session

Jan 22, 2020
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