The Department of Computer Science moved into its new home on the second and third floors of the renovated John Crerar Library in August 2018. This state-of-the-art academic space includes closed and open offices, conference rooms, spaces for experimental research, graduate student offices and a large gathering area for departmental seminars, workshops and distinguished speaker lectures.
In March 2019, the Crerar Library opened its Media Arts, Data and Design Center (MAAD), located on the first floor of the building, to support design, GIS, gaming and media arts. The space is jointly operated by UChicago CS, the Humanities Division, UChicago Arts, and the UChicago Library. Click here to learn more.
Also the first floor’s Computer Science Instructional Laboratory (CSIL) is expanded to accommodate growing student interest and demand for Computer Science course offerings.
Our new Crerar Library space helps fulfill the University’s ambition of expanding and enhancing the Computer Science Department and creating opportunities for new and creative ways to engage and foster collaboration across different fields of research.
Thanks to the Smart Museum, our department is also hosting several art pieces. See more here.