Welcoming the second class of Computational Analysis & Public Policy students

The Harris School of Public Policy and the Computer Science Department will welcome their second class for the Master’s degree program in Computational Analysis & Public Policy (CAPP) in September 2015.   We’re excited to continue along this path of training the next generation of policy-makers with new and emerging computational and data science skills. Visit the […]

An Illuminating Introduction to Data and Design

With its svelte oval shape, customizable acrylic shell, and interactive LED lighting, the Looplamp looks like a product you would find in a high-end furniture catalog. But this summer, the shoebox-sized “smart” devices are helping Chicago high school students get hands-on experience with digital fabrication, programming, and — most importantly — how they can interact […]


The Center for Data Science and Public Policy (DSaPP) at the University of Chicago is a joint center between  The Harris School of Public Policy and the Computation Institute to further the use of data science in policy research and practice. DSaPP is a leader in applied data science for public policy and social problems. Our mission […]