News: Students


Machine learning

November 8, 2023

Sarah Sebo, right

High school students in the Collegiate Scholars Program get to know robots, with Assistant Professor of Computer Science Sarah Sebo.

UChicago undergrad analyzes machine learning models used by CPD, uncovers lack of transparency about data usage

November 3, 2023

Anika Vyas

Fourth-year student Anika Vyas utilized her time in Computer Science Asst. Prof. Raul Castro Fernandez’s ethics in data science course to investigate the successes and failures of the Chicago Police Department’s crime surveillance technology; the research suggests citizens aren’t getting the full story.

AxLab features multidisciplinary works at world’s largest art and technology festival

November 3, 2023

Actuated Experience Lab members

Computer Science Assistant Professor Ken Nakagaki and a group of undergraduate students from the University of Chicago displayed three research prototypes at this year’s Ars Electronica Festival. The work played off of the festival’s theme, “Who Owns the Truth?”.

Introducing the new PhD Program in Data Science

November 2, 2023

The University of Chicago Data Science Institute

New PhD program will train students to become the next generation of intellectual leaders in this fast-growing field of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

UChicago CS chair, faculty, and students inducted into Samsung Hall of Fame for identifying vulnerability in SmartTVs

November 2, 2023

Samsung SmartTV

Researchers from the Department of Computer Science have created a side-channel attack that identifies how easily hackers could guess a user's passwords or credit card numbers by listening to the audio of a SmartTV. The work has been recognized by Samsung, and the group is now featured in the Samsung Hall of Fame for Smart TV, Audio, and Displays.

Meet Isabella Scott, Math

November 2, 2023

Isabella Scott

Isabella Scott, born in San Francisco and brought up between there and London, earned a BSc in Pure Maths from the University of St Andrews. They are now a 6th-year PhD student in Math, studying mathematical logic, “which sort of studies the ‘mathematics of mathematics’.”

Climate change will prompt expansion of farming in northern wilderness

October 19, 2023

Farmland in North Dakota

New Scientist highlighted the work of former Dept. of the Geophysical Sciences PhD student and postdoc James Franke on shifting agricultural regions under climate change (with Prof. Liz Moyer), and Moyer was quoted.

JWST takes a jab at the mystery of the universe’s expansion rate

October 4, 2023

Abigail Lee

Astro doctoral candidate Abigail Lee says, "The jury is still out on whether the JWST has completely eliminated crowding as a solution to the Hubble tension...analyzing the data for the rest of the 42 galaxies [that JWST plans to observe] will illuminate whether the Hubble tension is alive and real or if there are indeed just errors in the Cepheid measurements."

Meet Mohit Verma, Physics

September 28, 2023

Mohit Verma

Mohit Verma, who grew up in Toronto, is a fourth-year PhD student in Physics. His research is in experimental atomic physics with the goal of probing new physics beyond the standard model.

Space Age Whiz Kid

September 27, 2023

Joalda Morancy

Meet Joalda Morancy, AB’22 (Astronomy & Astrophysics), children’s author and aerospace engineer.

Three-minute eggheads

September 27, 2023

Jelena Momirov presents her research

Doctoral students sum up years of work in 180 seconds.

Photography by Jason Smith

Five UChicago CS students named to Siebel Scholars Class of 2024

September 22, 2023

Jas Brooks, Kuntai Du, Miao Li (first row), Madeleine Roberts, and Divij Sinha

Jas Brooks, Kuntai Du, Miao Li, Madeleine Roberts, and Divij Sinha were selected to the prestigious program’s Class of 2024.

Meet Annie Xie, Statistics

September 21, 2023

Annie Xie

Annie Xie grew up in Guilford, CT. She’s in her third year at UChicago as a PhD student in Statistics, where she has been working to develop statistical methods for analyzing and identifying patterns in genetics data.

From Israeli digs to Greenland villages, UChicagoans travel the world for research

September 19, 2023

Jérémie Bonneau (left) and Oscar Sepulveda perform an active seismic source experiment

Geophysical Sciences grad student Freya Chen shares how she spent her summer tapping glaciers to test seismological models.

Photo: Jérémie Bonneau (left) and Oscar Sepulveda perform an active seismic source experiment. Image courtesy of Yulia Antropova.

It’s back to school for cyber gangs, too

September 14, 2023

Marshini Chetty

Computer scientist Marshini Chetty and CS PhD student Jake Chanenson comment on the disparities in cyber data protection for schools compared to banks and other for-profit businesses in an article for The 74.