Modern machine learning techniques have ushered in a new era of computing. Instead of following an explicitly provided set of instructions, computers can now learn from data and subsequently make predictions. Recent approaches have unlocked new capabilities across an expanse of applications, including computer graphics, computer vision, natural language processing, recommendation engines, speech recognition, and models for understanding complex biological, physical, and computational systems.

UChicago CS studies all levels of machine learning and artificial intelligence, from theoretical foundations to applications in climate, data analysis, graphics, healthcare, networks, security, social sciences, and interdisciplinary scientific discovery. Researchers explore the next generation of learning methods, including machine teaching, human-centered AI, and applications in language, image processing, and scientific discovery. With colleagues across the UChicago campus, the department also examines the considerable societal impacts and ethical questions of AI and machine learning, to ensure that the potential benefits of these approaches are not outweighed by their risks.

Labs & Groups

Machine Learning Group

Researchers at the University of Chicago and partner institutions studying the foundations and applications of machine learning and AI.

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.


Rana Hanocka
A computer graphics collective at UChicago pursuing innovation at the intersection of 3D and Deep Learning.

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.

Chicago Human + AI (CHAI) Lab

Chenhao Tan
Developing synergy between humans and artificial intelligence through a better understanding of human behavior and human interaction with AI.

Related Faculty

Yali Amit

Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Statistics

Yuxin Chen

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Nick Feamster

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science

Michael Franklin

Liew Family Chairman of Computer Science

John Goldsmith

Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Departments of Computer Science and Linguistics

Robert Grossman

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

Rana Hanocka

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, College

Henry Hoffmann

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Junchen Jiang

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Eric Jonas

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Risi Kondor

Associate Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Statistics

Karen Livescu

Associate Professor, Toyota Technological Institute

Michael Maire

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

David McAllester

Professor, Toyota Technological Institute

Lorenzo Orecchia

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science

Gregory Shakhnarovich

Professor, Toyota Technological Institute

Nathan Srebro

Professor, Toyota Technological Institute

Chenhao Tan

Assistant Professor, Computer Science and Data Science

Matthew Walter

Assistant Professor, Toyota Technological Institute

Rebecca Willett

Professor, Departments of Computer Science and Statistics

Ben Y. Zhao

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science

Heather Zheng

Neubauer Professor of Computer Science

Upcoming Events

Join us in-person and online for seminars, panels, hack nights, and other gatherings on the frontier of computer science.
Upcoming Event

Hendrik Hamann (IBM) – Accelerating Spatio-Temporal AI

May 26, 2022

News & Events

UChicago CS News

Junchen Jiang Wins CAREER Award to Study Using ML to Optimize Video Experiences

Mar 24, 2022
UChicago CS News

New Data & Democracy Research Initiative Launched at University of Chicago

Mar 09, 2022
UChicago CS News

New Assistant Professor Rana Hanocka Combines AI, 3D, and Computer Graphics

Feb 09, 2022
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UChicago CS Prof. Ben Zhao Named ACM Fellow

Jan 19, 2022
UChicago CS News

Prof. Rebecca Willett Named IEEE Fellow

Nov 29, 2021
UChicago CS News

Aaron Elmore Promoted to Associate Professor at UChicago Computer Science

Nov 24, 2021
UChicago CS News

ScaleStuds Project Receives $5 Million to Build Foundations for Massive Computation

Nov 19, 2021
UChicago CS News

Using AI and Data Science to Reliably Detect Internet Censorship in Real Time

Nov 02, 2021
UChicago CS News

$3.25m DOE Grant Funds UChicago/Argonne Research on AI Models of Physics Simulations

Sep 27, 2021
UChicago CS News

Trio of New UChicago CS Faculty Join for 2021-22 Academic Year

Sep 16, 2021
UChicago CS News

Asst. Prof. Aaron Elmore Receives CAREER Award for Resource-Efficient Databases

Sep 03, 2021
UChicago CS News

New College Data Science Major: From Foundations to Insight to Impact

Aug 29, 2021
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