Michael J. Franklin

Interim Director

Michael J. Franklin is the inaugural holder of the Liew Family Chair of Computer Science. An authority on databases, data analytics, data management and distributed systems, he also serves as senior advisor to the provost on computation and data science.


Julia Lane

Executive Director

Julia Lane is the Executive Director of the Center for Data and Computing, responsible for shaping and executing the strategic vision of CDAC, building new research partnerships and outreach strategies to foster interdisciplinary collaborations, and ensuring that the University continues to broaden applications of data science and computing approaches.


Rob Mitchum


Rob Mitchum is Associate Director of Communications for Data Science and Computing at the University of Chicago, covering research and faculty for the Department of Computer Science, the Center for Data and Computing, and other computational initiatives.


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