Computation and Data

This initiative includes computational research from quantum scale to commercial manufacturing scale, and permeates all disciplines. The power of high-performance computing combined with the enormous value of available data provides both an opportunity and challenge to produce new and trustworthy insight. Multiple disciplines must come together to assure that both questions and answers are correct.

Featured Computation and Data Research

Space weather 350x260

Seebany Datta-Barua, associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, studies Earth’s space weather environment and the ways that it impacts our technological systems. 


Calvin Nobles 350x260

Calvin Nobles, chair of the Department of Information Technology and Management, has been awarded a non-resident fellowship with the Cyber Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School.

Older Adult Brain Atlas

A collaborative Illinois Tech/Rush University team is building MIITRA, a first-of-its-kind atlas that aims to help in the identification and diagnosis of disease.


Big Data Researchers Kougkas and Sun

Distinguished Professor of Computer Science Xian-He Sun and Research Assistant Professor of Computer Science Anthony Kougkas are collaborating with a UChicago researcher to develop the ChronoLog data storage system. 


Sonia Petrovic, SoReMo Initiative

Four students have been selected as inaugural fellows in the SoReMo Initiative, which computation and data science faculty have established to help effect positive societal change.   

The Law Lab at Chicago-Kent

Law Professor Daniel Martin Katz, director of The Law Lab at Chicago-Kent, is quantifying the growth of the law profession as part of an international research project.