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

3DL

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

Related Faculty

Rana Hanocka

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Alex Kale

Alex Kale

Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Data Science

Gordon Kindlmann

Associate Professor of Computer Science

Michael Maire

Associate Professor of Computer Science

David McAllester

Professor, Toyota Technological Institute

Gregory Shakhnarovich

Professor, Toyota Technological Institute

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