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 and artificial intelligence 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 and AI research while addressing a wide range of societal challenges and technology opportunities. As the focus point for data science and AI 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

Extracting Value for Science from Social Media Data

Data science has proven an excellent matchmaker for collaborations across disciplines. In particular, new partnerships between the social sciences and computer science have benefitted from these new approaches, as researchers in economics, sociology, and other fields...

What Art and Games Can Teach Science About AI

Some technologies promise such transformative change that no one field of scholarship can fully describe its impact. As artificial intelligence evolves from sci-fi trope to everyday tech, its potential to change science, art, entertainment, and society at large comes...