The ecosystem of computing grows more complex with each passing year. The cloud has shifted computing cycles to massive data centers, while edge computing decentralizes data processing and machine learning to individual devices. The Internet and communications technologies continue to expand and evolve, becoming more and more essential for work, education, and entertainment. And as Moore’s Law reaches its end, new architecture challenges arise to continue advancements in speed and efficiency.

University of Chicago computer scientists innovate across all of these areas. Researchers develop new approaches to reduce the fragility and complexity of computing systems, improve their energy consumption and ecological footprint, dependability, and lifetime, and create new capabilities for data management, distributed systems, operating systems, high performance computing, and more. UChicago is a leader in the new paradigm of quantum computing, with experts constructing the architecture, software, and algorithms of this emerging field. And faculty are experts in wired and wireless networks, studying the performance, security, and applications of the technologies that connect the modern world.

Labs & Groups

CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing

Andrew A. Chien
A dynamic community focused on reducing the fragility and complexity of computing systems, while also increasing their efficiency and lifetime.

EPiQC (Enabling Practical-Scale Quantum Computing)

Fred Chong
A multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional NSF Expedition in Computing, led by UChicago, that spans quantum algorithms, software, and physical machines.

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.

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.

Systems Group

A vibrant, collaborative research community with diverse, synergistic research interests spanning systems, programming languages and software engineering, software and hardware...

UCARE (UChicago systems research on Availability, Reliability and Efficiency)

Haryadi Gunawi
Improving the dependability of storage and cloud-scale distributed systems in the context of performance stability, reliability, and scalability.

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.

Chameleon

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

ChiDATA

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.

YLab

Yanjing Li
Exploring efficient, intelligent, secure, and robust computer architectures and systems.

Related Faculty

Raul Castro Fernandez

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Kyle Chard

Research Assistant Professor

Andrew A. Chien

William Eckhardt Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Computer Science

Fred Chong

Seymour Goodman Professor, Department of Computer Science

Aaron Elmore

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Nick Feamster

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science

William Fefferman

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Ian Foster

Arthur Holly Compton Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Computer Science

Diana Franklin

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Michael Franklin

Liew Family Chairman of Computer Science

Haryadi Gunawi

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Henry Hoffmann

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Junchen Jiang

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Yanjing Li

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Shan Lu

Professor, Department of Computer Science

Robert Rand

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Anne Rogers

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Rick Stevens

Professor, Department of Computer Science

Ben Y. Zhao

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science

Heather Zheng

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science

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News & Events

UChicago CS News

UChicago CS Labs Join Museum of Science & Industry For Robot Block Party

Apr 20, 2022
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Super.tech/EPiQC Quantum Computing Benchmark Receives Best Paper Award

Apr 14, 2022
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Concurrency Bug Research by Prof. Shan Lu Receives ASPLOS Influential Paper Award

Mar 29, 2022
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Three UChicago CS Security Projects Receive Funding From c3.ai Institute

Mar 25, 2022
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Junchen Jiang Wins CAREER Award to Study Using ML to Optimize Video Experiences

Mar 24, 2022
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Professor Andrew Chien Authors New Textbook, “Computer Architecture for Scientists”

Mar 16, 2022
In the News

Chameleon Cloud Testbed Hosts HPC Competition, Gains New Associates and Users

Mar 14, 2022
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UChicago CS Prof. Ben Zhao Named ACM Fellow

Jan 19, 2022
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CS 4th Year Sophie Veys Receives CRA Undergraduate Research Award

Jan 14, 2022
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In-Fridge Controller Could Scale Up Quantum Computers, Award-Winning UChicago Research Finds

Jan 10, 2022
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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
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