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Systems at the University of Chicago

The Systems Group is a vibrant, collaborative research community with diverse, synergistic research interests spanning systems, programming languages and software engineering, software and hardware architecture, data-intensive computing and databases, graphics and visualization, and systems biology. The Systems group has deep ties to the Computation Institute and Argonne National Laboratory's Mathematics and Computer Science Division.

The Systems Group welcomes Blase Ur as our newest faculty member and also Mike Franklin as our CS chair designate! We are also celebrating the launch of our new research center, CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing; now grown to four companies! The Systems group has grown rapidly over the past several years, and most recently we added Dr. Yanjing Li, Dr. Fred Chong and Dr. Aaron Elmore as new faculty members in 2015. We are now over 15 faculty, and 50+ PhD students.

Come and join us!

With a strong core of faculty and students, we are growing in broadly-defined strategic clusters. We are currently focused on Data-Intensive Computing, defined inclusively as all computer science areas inspired by activities taking data thru collection, organization, analysis, and new insight (in contrast to the traditional definition). The strategic growth of the Systems Group has the strong support of the department and the university, which together have launched this extraordinary initiative that includes hiring new faculty and major expansion of the PhD program.

Systems@UChicago Research Projects:

  • ---- A Parallel Domain-Specific Language for Image Analysis and Visualization

  • ExM ---- System Support for Extreme Scale, Many Task Computing

  • Global View Resilience ---- Enabling reliable computations on unreliable computers

  • ---- Enabling Computational Science with Online Services

  • ---- The Systems Biology Knowledgebase

  • LiGHTS ---- Lagging Hardware Tolerant Systems

  • ---- Heterogeneous Parallel Programming for Multicore

  • RiVER/ZCCloud ---- Resilient, Energy-efficient computing on Volatile Resources

  • ---- Self-aware, Energy-Efficient Computing

  • 10x10 ---- Taming Heterogeneous Architectures for General-Purpose Computing

  • ---- UChicago Cloud Reliability Availability and Elasticity

  • More about us

    The Systems Group is part of the University of Chicago's Department of Computer Science, the hub of a diverse computing community of over two hundred researchers focused on advancing the foundations of computing and driving its most advanced applications. Long distinguished in theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence, the Department is engaged in a multi-year effort to build an extraordinary Systems research group. This closely-knit community includes the Computation Institute , the Toyota Technological Institute, and Argonne's Mathematics and ComputerScience Division.