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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
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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
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.
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
In October, Data Science Hub Facilitator Sarah Stevens attended both the US Research Software Engineer (US-RSE) Association Conference and the Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA) meeting. While both events related to data and computing in research, they were rather different.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is accepting applications for an Outreach Specialist position at the Data Science Institute to support the Open Source Program Office.
At last year’s RStudio conference, RStudio made the big announcement that they would be renaming the organization Posit. This change reflects the organization's interest in branching out from "just R" to include additional projects: for example, Python and Quarto projects.
The UW-Madison Research Bazaar seeks submissions for lightning talks, posters, interactive discussions, workshops, and an art meets science exhibit for our 5th annual event, February 7-8 at the Discovery Building.
The Data Science Institute is hiring a Research Software Engineer. This position involves working with research teams and algorithm developers to leverage GPUs for scientific computing applications.
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Faces of Data Science
“What really excites me is working with our wonderful team of students and learning from them on a daily basis, while contributing to work that could ultimately have an impact on people’s lives.”
Associate Professor, Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering; Co-Director of Imaging and Radiation Science, Carbone Cancer Center
Pallavi Tiwari uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve outcomes for brain-related disorders like glioblastoma, a highly aggressive cancer with low odds of survival. She leverages these data science tools to ingest large amounts of data and correlate it to patient outcomes, which could lead to more effective, personalized approaches to cancer treatment and better quality of life for patients.
From an early age, Pallavi knew she wanted to be an engineer and help people, and biomedical engineering allowed her to accomplish both goals. As an undergraduate, she became aware of the potential for machine learning algorithms to improve health outcomes. Her graduate research focused on integrating data for prostate cancer detection. A conversation with a clinician sparked her curiosity about using algorithms to distinguish tumor occurrences from radiation effects, which is an enormous challenge in oncology.
Pallavi was attracted to the research ecosystem at UW–Madison and the opportunity to work with brilliant people not only in her field, but across campus. She has been instrumental in growing the Machine Learning for Medical Imaging initiative, which is building bridges among experts and researchers to address challenging problems in medical imaging.
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.