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.
In the News

WiGRAPH Features Asst. Prof. Rana Hanocka on Her Research and Career Path

May 11, 2022
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UChicago CS Spinout Super.tech Acquired by Quantum Ecosystem Leader ColdQuanta

May 10, 2022
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First-Year PhD Student Co-Authors Outstanding Paper Award Winner at TQC 2022

Apr 28, 2022
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University of Chicago Named in National Science Foundation’s $20 Million CONECT Award under the Forthcoming ACCESS Program

Apr 27, 2022
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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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New Data & Democracy Research Initiative Launched at University of Chicago

Mar 09, 2022