What is CDAC?

Learn more about the incubator for new multidisciplinary data science research at the University of Chicago.

The Center for Data and Computing

The Center for Data and Computing (CDAC) is the incubator for new multidisciplinary data science research at the University of Chicago. We catalyze new discoveries by fusing fundamental and applied research with real-world applications. By design, our projects are finite in duration, which gives us the flexibility to support new ideas as they emerge. CDAC projects push the leading edge of data science research while addressing a wide range of societal challenges and technology opportunities. As the focus point for data science research on campus, we engage leaders from industry, government, and academia through innovative events to spark new collaborations and technological discoveries.

Data Science Discovery Grants

Learn more about how we support collaborative data science projects at the University of Chicago that bridge traditional research boundaries and have the potential for high-impact research or new technological innovations. 

NEWS

CDAC Kickoff Spotlights Unanswered Questions of Data Science

While data science has grown in popularity over the last several years, it remains a very young discipline. By applying the combined strengths of computer science and statistics to data-rich problems in a variety of fields, data science has shown promise in everything...

Applications Available for Summer Internship Program

The Data and Computing Summer Lab is a 10+ week summer internship program at the University of Chicago offering unique benefits. The program is an opportunity to work collaboratively on a cutting-edge interdisciplinary research project, while gaining in-demand...