Data science specialist Michael Franklin to lead computer science at UChicago

As part of a plan to greatly increase the scale, scope and impact of computer science research and education across the University community, the University of Chicago has appointed prominent data science scholar Michael Franklin to chair its Department of Computer Science and to serve as senior advisor to the provost on computation and data science. Franklin will provide leadership for a major expansion in faculty, education programs and scientific directions of the computer science department, building upon ongoing data science projects and catalyzing the development of new collaborations within the University and with partners outside the University. Within UChicago these opportunities include the application of computation to biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, social science, applied social sciences and public policy; the Institute for Molecular Engineering, and the Computational and…


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