As data reshapes our world, UW–Madison brings the power of data science to every field of study. The future path of data science will be shaped by insights from all disciplines.
The evolving field of data science is having a profound impact on all aspects of society, and there are many viable career paths. Numerous academic and professional programs across campus provide a broad base of knowledge and expertise.
Data Science Hub facilitates and connects UW–Madison's community of data scientists and researchers looking for tools, computing resources, and innovative ways to analyze and interpret their research. A team of experts regularly provides consultations and training.
The American Family Insurance Data Science Institute provides the infrastructure for researchers to conduct deep research around data science, and to translate that research through broad collaborations on campus and with industry.
Data Science is an emerging field that is roughly defined as the study, development, and application of methods that reveal new insights from data, which include numbers, text, images, graphs, sounds, code, and metadata. Many recent and ongoing campus initiatives span data literacy, data science, data analytics and related computing and design realms. Data science is complementary to and inclusive of many other fields, and many entities on campus are involved in data science in subtle to profound ways. This makes it difficult to even identify a core for data science activity. Rather, we offer an inclusive data science portal to guide people to relevant resources and activities.