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

Chicago Magazine on Aurora, “The Computer That Will Change Everything”

Feb 01, 2023
Garcia sitting in a jet engine
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Student Spotlight: Gabi Garcia’s Bridge Between CS and Classics

Jan 30, 2023
In the News

Professors Rebecca Willett and Ben Zhao Discuss the Future of AI on Public Radio

Jan 26, 2023
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UChicago Launches Transform Accelerator for Data Science & Emerging AI Startups

Jan 19, 2023
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Professor Heather Zheng Named ACM Fellow

Jan 18, 2023
Two students looking at a wearable device
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High School Students Find Their Place in Computing Through Wearables Workshop

Jan 13, 2023
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Q&A: Ian Foster on Receiving the 2023 IEEE Internet Award

Jan 06, 2023
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Assistant Professor Robert Rand Receives Air Force Young Investigator Grant

Dec 19, 2022
Professor Fred Chong advising students
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Prof. Fred Chong Reappointed to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

Dec 13, 2022
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UChicago CS Researchers Create Living Smartwatch to Explore Human-Device Relations

Dec 12, 2022
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Professor Fred Chong Named IEEE Fellow

Dec 09, 2022
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Associate Professor Diana Franklin Named ACM Distinguished Member

Dec 07, 2022