Study Data Science
Data Science is the fastest growing major at UW-Madison, and students across campus are interested in increasing their data literacy. Whether you are interested in a data science career or course, opportunities abound at UW-Madison. Learn more about majors, courses, and professional degrees and certificates
Explore Campus Resources
Data science has applications in all disciplines, and data science @ uw is your connection to data science institutes, centers, and programs across the UW-Madison campus. It’s also the place to find research funding, training, coding meetups, news, events and seminars, student orgs, communities of practice, and other resources.
Collaborate With Us
Data science innovation at UW-Madison furthers the Wisconsin Idea by fueling discovery and economic development. Our research and talent development benefit communities and businesses in all corners of the state, and beyond. We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture in data science. Learn about collaboration opportunities
American Family Insurance Data Science Institute
The Data Science Institute (DSI) is central to UW-Madison’s strategic priority to grow its research enterprise and expand its global impact, supporting the scholarship of faculty, staff, and students.
Data Science Hub
The Data Science Hub in the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery collaborates closely with the DSI to provide training and implement data science practices into research across campus.
School of Computer, Data, & Information Sciences
The School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) brings together the top-ranked departments of Computer Sciences, Statistics, and the Information School.
News and Announcements
Spring 2023 commencement: Celebrating 7 graduates from the School of Computing, Data, and Information Sciences
With graduation celebrations underway this week, seven notable School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences graduates share their next chapters, relive favorite moments, and dispense some words of wisdom on what they’ve learned and how they’ve grown.
Groundbreaking: CDIS building to foster high-tech innovation, collaboration
When it is completed, the building will house CDIS — which includes the Information School and the departments of Computer Sciences and Statistics — the UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute, the N+1 Institute and the Center for High Throughput Computing.
Data Science Institute welcomes first cohort of affiliates
The American Family Insurance Data Science Institute (DSI) is honored to announce its inaugural cohort of faculty and academic staff affiliates representing colleges, schools and departments across the UW–Madison campus.
Data science research funding available through American Family partnership
The American Family Funding Initiative offers grants up to $100K to stimulate and support cutting-edge research in the rapidly growing field of data science. Proposals are due March 3.
Register for the Research Bazaar by Feb. 8
UW-Madison’s Data Science Hub is hosting the fourth annual Research Bazaar, focused on the theme of Information Insights: Shaping Futures with Data and Computing, Feb. 22-23.
- May 30
- May 30Using the SSCC Slurm Cluster2:00 PM
- May 30Coding Meetup2:30 PM
Faces of Data Science
“Data science can help you understand something better – the mechanism, how to predict it, how to change it. If you have a good understanding of a phenomenon, you can achieve better results.”
Data Scientist, American Family Insurance Data Science Institute
What goes on in a child’s brain when they encounter a word? As a doctoral student in Hong Kong, Jason Lo used neural imaging to understand how children learn to read. This work sparked his interest in using computational modeling to capture reading behaviors and provide interventions to improve learning.
Jason specializes in crafting custom deep neural networks that simulate children's reading acquisition. He has used machine learning tools like TensorFlow to run large-scale simulations, improving understanding of how individual differences affect reading performance.
After completing his PhD, Jason joined a startup focused on personalized reading instruction, deploying a machine learning solution. He hopes this work will lead to affordable, effective solutions for children in under-resourced schools.
This winter, Jason joined the team at the Data Science Institute. In this role, Jason is interested in applying machine learning solutions to a wide range of research or business problems and delivering user-friendly products such as open-source packages, APIs, or web apps. Jason is driven by the opportunity to collaborate with researchers across campus, advancing transdisciplinary understanding and discovery.
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. This website is an inclusive portal to resources and activities related to data science at UW-Madison.
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.