Campus Seminars

Applied Algebra Seminar

The Applied Algebra Seminar is a fortnightly seminar that welcomes participants with applied algebra interests. A brief 5-10 minute social time precedes each in-person event, and all are welcome to join.

Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar (ACMS)

The Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar (ACMS) is a weekly seminar hosted by the Applied and Computational Mathematics group at UW-Madison. Talks cover a broad range of applications of mathematics and computation in domains such as fluid dynamics, biology, biochemistry, topology, and data science. To review the full list of previous seminar topics, visit the ACMS website.

  • When: Fridays at 2:25pm.
  • Where: 901 Van Vleck Hall
  • Subscribe: To join the ACMS mailing list, send an email to

Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI) Seminars

The Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI) department hosts a weekly seminar that often features data science and machine learning methodologies applied to image analysis, genomics, computational biology, and population studies.

  • When: Fridays, 12-1pm.
  • Where: Zoom & In-Person (Biotechnology Center Auditorium)
  • Subscribe: To join the BMI Seminar mailing list, send an email to

CDIS Red Talks

RED Talks are a CDIS (School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences) event series designed to advance learning at the intersection of technology and humanity. RED Talks feature academic and industry leaders sharing their exciting work and offering insights into topics that are often interdisciplinary and always cutting edge.

  • When: Thursdays at 4pm
  • Where: Zoom (register to receive link)
  • Subscribe to the CDIS mailing list

Computation and Informatics in Biology an Medicine (CIBM) Seminars

The Computation and Informatics in Biology an Medicine (CIBM) seminar brings together trainees and trainers in the CIBM Program as well as other interested faculty and students for cross-disciplinary exposure to current research in computer science, biostatistics, engineering, biological sciences, and biomedical research problems related to bioinformatics and computational biology.

  • When: Tuesdays, 2:30-3:30pm
  • Where: Biotechnology Center Auditorium (faculty presentations) or room 1360 Biotech Center (CIBM fellows)
  • Subscribe to the quantibio google group

HAMLET Seminar Series

HAMLET (Human, Animal, and Machine Learning: Experiment and Theory) is an interdisciplinary proseminar series that started in 2008. The goal is to provide behavioral and computational graduate students with a common grounding in the learning sciences. Guest speakers give a talk each week, followed by discussions. It has been an outlet for fresh research results from various projects. Participants are typically from Computer Sciences, ECE, Psychology, Educational Psychology as well as other parts of the campus.

  • When: Fridays 3:45–5pm
  • Where: Berkowitz room (room 338, Psychology Building)
  •  Subscribe to the HAMLET mailing list

ML+X Forum

The ML Community hosts a monthly “ML+X” forum which features lightning talks and group discussions on real-world applications of ML. Each lightning talk presenter summarizes a specific ML use-case, methods employed, and challenges encountered throughout the project. Anyone working with or hoping to apply ML methods (classification, regression, clustering, NLP, etc.) is encouraged to present — especially those who are just getting started with ML. If interested, please send an email to to discuss logistics.

  • When: Typically the first Tuesday of every month from 12-1pm — see current semester schedule
  • Where: Zoom & Orchard View Room, Discovery Building
  • Subscribe to the ML Community google group to receive Zoom link

Machine Learning for Medical Imaging Seminars

This regular seminar series includes 1) seminars describing technical developments in ML with potential biomedical applications, 2) seminars by local or external radiology researchers, describing problems that may benefit from ML approaches and ongoing projects involving ML techniques, and 3) seminars by biomedical researchers (not in radiology), describing pioneering experiences applying ML in their fields of study.

  • When: Monthly. See website for schedule
  • Where: The seminar location will alternate between ECB/WID and SMPH/WIMR. See website for room assignments.

Machine Learning and Physics Seminars

The physics department hosts a (mostly) weekly Machine Learning and Physics seminar. At half of these events, they stream and discuss the Physics meets ML online seminar. On the other half, local speakers from UW Madison present their recent research or give introductions to interesting topics in Machine Learning. The schedule can be found here. Students are very welcome to attend this seminar.

  • When: Wednesdays, 11am – 12pm
  • Where: Online (Zoom) & In-person (5280 Chamberlin Hall)
  • Subscribe to Physics Meets ML mailing list

Statistics Seminars

The statistics department hosts weekly seminars on a variety of statistics related topics. To review upcoming seminars and events, please visit the statistics events webpage.

Systems | Information | Learning | Optimization (SILO) Talks

The Systems, Information, Learning and Optimization (SILO) research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison aims to build a community of mathematically-minded researchers interested in computational and mathematical sciences. SILO hosts a weekly seminar which covers a variety of topics related to machine learning, optimization, and information theory. Review the upcoming schedule and join their mailing list here.

  • When: Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30pm
  • Where: Zoom & Orchard View Room, Discovery Building
  • Subscribe to the SILO google group to receive Zoom link