Research at UChicago CS

Advancing the theory, practice, and applications of computer science through innovative research and collaboration.

Research Areas

AI & Machine Learning

Foundations and applications of computer algorithms making data-centric models, predictions, and decisions

Computing Education

Seeding inclusive computing education for the next generation, from grade school to grad school

Data & Databases

Systems and algorithms for managing and analyzing data at scale

Human Computer Interaction

Exploring the interfaces between people and technologies

Programming Languages

Devising new and better ways of programming the computers of today and tomorrow

Scientific & High Performance Computing

Scientific discovery at the frontiers of computational performance, intelligence, and scale

Security & Privacy

Understanding and defending against emerging threats in our increasingly computational world

Systems, Architecture & Networking

Design and analysis of computing systems: cloud, edge, Internet, quantum, and beyond

Theory

The mathematical foundations of computation, including algorithm design, complexity and logic

Visual Computing

Creating and analyzing data from the visual world, and visually understanding complex data

Research Highlights

Interdisciplinary research at the intersection of computer science and other fields.

Quantum Computing

The new paradigm of computing, which harnesses the principles of quantum physics to perform computations impossible for classical architectures.
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Data Science

The UChicago vision for data science defines this emerging field as a new discipline, advancing foundations and applications across fields.
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Research News

Discoveries, honors, and media appearances by members of the UChicago CS research community.
UChicago CS News

UChicago Hosts NSF Workshop on Frontiers of Quantum Advantage

Aug 15, 2022
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New 2022-23 CS Faculty Add Expertise in Linguistics, Visualization, Economics, and Data Science Education

Aug 11, 2022
In the News

UChicago Co-Leads $10 Million NSF Institute on Foundations of Data Science

Aug 09, 2022
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Head’s Up: UChicago CS Grad Student Designs Device That Directs User’s Head

Jul 26, 2022
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UChicago CS Faculty Receive Industry Grants From J.P. Morgan, Google

Jul 19, 2022
In the News

Bill Fefferman Comments on New Standards for Quantum-Proof Cryptography

Jul 07, 2022
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UChicago London Colloquium Features Data Science, Quantum Research

Jul 01, 2022
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Single Sign-On Migration for Chameleon Project Receives PEARC Best Paper Award

Jun 27, 2022
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EPiQC Post-Doc Pens Op-Ed on Potential of Quantum Computing for Chemistry

Jun 24, 2022
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Faculty Bill Fefferman and Chenhao Tan Receive Google Research Scholar Awards

Jun 21, 2022
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Two Incoming UChicago CS PhD Students Receive Department of Energy Fellowship

Jun 16, 2022
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Prof. Yanjing Li Receives Under-40 Innovators Award from DAC

Jun 15, 2022