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 Part of Feature on UChicago Expansion of Computer Science

A new feature on the recent expansion of computer and data science at the University of Chicago prominently features the Center for Data and Computing as an example of the interdisciplinary research at the heart of this growth. In addition to the arrival of key new...

CDAC Announces Inaugural Cohort of Data Science Discovery Projects

The Center for Data and Computing is proud to announce its first cohort of Data Science Discovery Grant recipients — 11 research projects and an exploratory convening that will expand the community of collaborative data science activity at the University of Chicago....

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...