The Center for Data and Computing announced its Autumn 2019 class of Discovery Grants, funding eight projects and one convening that bridge disciplines and push forward the frontiers of data science and artificial intelligence. CDAC Discovery Grants provide risk-tolerant seed funding for innovative data science projects intended to achieve a clear impact on major scientific, scholarly, and societal questions.
This round of projects spans from children’s books to the Large Hadron Collider, from ancient cuneiform tablets to wearable devices that detect disease in sweat. The program will fund researchers in medicine, economics, archeology, molecular engineering, computer science, and several other disciplines, working together to tackle complex problems that spill beyond traditional academic boundaries. Though the applications are diverse, the projects overlap in their deployment of cutting-edge data and technological approaches, such as computer vision, machine learning, remote sensing, explainable AI, and predictive analytics.
This round of grant recipients includes UChicago CS faculty Gordon Kindlmann, Michael Maire, Yuxin Chen, Sanjay Krishnan, and Pedro Lopes.
Learn more about each grant recipient below. You can also read about the inaugural cohort of Discovery Grant recipients, awarded in early 2019. Our next call for Discovery Grant proposals will be announced in mid-2020.