From computer graphics to data visualization, computers play an increasingly important role in how we see the world. Today’s software is capable of both creating rich images in two and three dimensions and rapidly digesting data from photo and video, enabling applications in computer vision and scientific observation. As such, nearly every corner of CS — including machine learning, human-computer interaction, computing and database architectures, and data science — interacts with the visual dimension.

UChicago researchers in visual computing explore every angle of this relationship, both creating and understanding visual data. They’re building new AI-driven approaches for 3D data, enhancing how humans and machines create together. Others develop novel software and systems for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting scientific data, from microscopic images to astronomical surveys. And with researchers at the Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC), they’re pushing forward the abilities of computer vision, enabling technologies such as autonomous vehicles, robotics, and image recognition for science and industry.

Labs & Groups


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

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Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science

Michael Maire

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David McAllester

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Gregory Shakhnarovich

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Upcoming Events

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

DSI Summer Lab: Final Symposium

Aug 19, 2022

News & Events

In the News

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

May 11, 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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New Assistant Professor Rana Hanocka Combines AI, 3D, and Computer Graphics

Feb 09, 2022
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Trio of New UChicago CS Faculty Join for 2021-22 Academic Year

Sep 16, 2021
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Two UChicago CS PhD Students Receive 2021 Harper Fellowship

Jun 07, 2021
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Ten Papers at CHI 2021 Flourish Frontiers of HCI Research at UChicago CS

May 11, 2021
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Victor Veitch, New UChicago Data Science Faculty, Builds “Safe and Credible” AI Systems

Apr 27, 2021
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Globus Helps Preserve Legacy of Collapsed Arecibo Telescope

Apr 22, 2021
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Your Unique Muscle Response Could Become a New Approach to Digital Authentication

Apr 15, 2021
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DSI Discovery Challenge Awardees Train Data Science on Medicine, Clean Water, and Education

Apr 09, 2021
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With CAREER Award, Asst. Prof. Pedro Lopes Explores Human-Computer Integration

Apr 05, 2021
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Public Interest Technology Grant Funds and Expands CS/Harris Civic Data & Technology Clinic

Mar 26, 2021
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