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 seminarsstudent 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

News and Announcements

  • Research Projects Awarded Funding Through Partnership with American Family Insurance

    Nine UW–Madison data science research projects with applications to both the insurance industry and society have been selected for funding through the American Family Funding Initiative.

  • Participate in the Open Source Survey

    The Open Source Program Office (OSPO) is conducting a survey to understand how open source is utilized and regarded at UW–Madison, and its impact on academics and research. Please help us by taking and sharing this brief survey.

  • Data Science Institute Welcomes New Affiliates

    The Data Science Institute recently welcomed 14 faculty members to our group of DSI Affiliates, bringing the total number of affiliates to 54. DSI Affiliates are UW–Madison faculty and academic staff from across campus who are actively engaged in foundational or use-inspired research, aligned with the DSI mission and vision, that is relevant to data science.

  • Discover the Data Science Institute at the UW 175th Anniversary Open House

    Join us Friday, April 5 from 1-3 for demonstrations of AI and data science. You can play with generative AI tools, check out visualizations of research data, learn about open-source software, and experience our interactive campus networking tools such as our community maps.

  • ML for Wisconsin: Feature Your Data for the 2024 Machine Learning Marathon!

    As part of the ML+X community’s 2024 Machine Learning Marathon, we are excited to invite principal investigators and companies throughout Wisconsin to contribute their data and associated machine learning task (e.g., classification or prediction) to be featured as a competition on Kaggle.

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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.