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

Haifeng Xu Wins Best Paper Award at Leading AI Conference for Pioneering Research on Mechanism Design for LLMs

May 17, 2024
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Fred Chong Receives Quantrell Award for Excellence in Teaching

May 16, 2024
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Unveiling Attention Receipts: Tangible Reflections on Digital Consumption

May 15, 2024
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NASA to Launch UChicago Undergraduates’ Satellite

May 14, 2024
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University of Chicago Computer Science Researchers To Present Ten Papers at CHI 2024

May 06, 2024
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Two UChicago MPCS Students Win the Apple Swift Student Challenge

May 01, 2024
In the News

How Artificial Intelligence Can Transform U.S. Energy Infrastructure

Apr 29, 2024
In the News

Community Data Fellow Stephania Tello Zamudio helps broaden internet access for Illinois residents

Apr 29, 2024
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Two UChicago CS Students Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Apr 24, 2024
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Non-Unital Noise Adds a New Wrinkle to the Quantum Supremacy Debate

Apr 05, 2024
In the News

The Science of Computer Security: An Interview with Grant Ho, Assistant Professor in Computer Science

Apr 02, 2024
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Four Students Receive Honorable Mention in CRA Undergraduate Research Awards

Mar 25, 2024