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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.
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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
UW-Madison’s School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and Data Science Institute (DSI) are hosting an all-day symposium on AI in Imaging and Medicine: Breaking Silos, Building Bridges on Friday, October 6 at the Carson Gulley Center.
In a public lecture at the Discovery Building's DeLuca Forum on September 14, 3 p.m., Dr. Bender will provide an overview of how language models work, discuss risks associated with them, and explore what must hold for an appropriate use case for text synthesis.
The OSPO will grow a culture of open research and provide support for open practices both on the UW-Madison campus and within the Madison area. This is an exciting opportunity to shape the OSPO and lay the groundwork for a unique campus organization that directly benefits society.
The UW–Madison Data Science Institute will establish an Open Source Program Office (OSPO) on campus, in partnership with Madison College, the Data Science Hub, the UW–Madison Libraries and UW–Madison Extension. This new office will accelerate the translation of academic research to society by providing opportunities to learn about, develop and share open-source software, hardware, data, models and more.
This summer, the UW–Madison Division of Information Technology and Data Science Institute are presenting an artificial-intelligence (AI) webinar series tailored specifically for UW–Madison.
- September 26Python Programming: Introduction (Repeat, Online)10:00 AM, Registrants will be emailed the link to the session a few days before the workshop.
- September 26
- September 27
Faces of Data Science
“Real impacts and real value are what I like about my work. Not only do I focus on scientific questions, but also practical impact. My aspiration is to contribute towards making the world a better place through my research.”
Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering; Associate Director, IoT Systems Research Center
Kaibo Liu uses data science to develop practical systems and solutions for manufacturing, health care, energy, defense, and other applications. His research focuses on designing data acquisition systems, developing methodologies to analyze and utilize data, and applying these methods to identify root causes and make smart future degradation predictions and decisions.
Kaibo is pioneering unique data fusion algorithms that blend statistics with advanced machine learning methods. Data fusion combines large amounts of data from multiple sources to shed light on the underlying status of a system. Kaibo applies these methods in both industrial settings, where sensors collect vast amounts of data from machines, and in health care, where individual patient data is often sparse.
Kaibo has developed a series of new monitoring methodologies tailored to high-dimensional streaming data. Notably, his research has been funded and used by 3M to monitor production lines in real time, with more than 500 data streams. This has led to better product quality, reduced scrap and downtime, enhanced equipment safety, and decreased operation and maintenance costs. Kaibo has also developed methods for monitoring the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease, developing personalized methodologies to screen for this disease and predict its trajectory.
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.