Kyle Cranmer, a University of Wisconsin–Madison alumnus who played a significant role in the discovery of the Higgs boson, will become the next director of the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute.
News and announcements
New data science computing resource honors memory of Olvi Mangasarian
Two new GPU servers recently acquired by the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute (DSI) at UW-Madison honor the memory of Dr. Olvi Mangasarian, a pioneer and leader in the field of mathematical programming.
Data Science Institute director finalists announced
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education (OVCRGE) released the names of the four finalists for the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute director search. Each finalist will present a public seminar; all are encouraged to attend.
Research aims to give everyone a fair shot at accessing COVID-19 vaccines
Mathematical models have helped the U.S. optimize COVID-19 vaccine allocation and delivery to boost vaccination rates. But these models have not overcome existing health disparities.
American Family Funding Initiative awards third round of data science research funding
American Family Insurance has partnered with the University of Wisconsin–Madison through the Institute to offer mini-grants of $75,000-to-$150,000 for data science research at UW–Madison.
Researcher Toolkit helps UW-Madison researchers navigate resources
The Researcher Toolkit is designed to help UW-Madison faculty, staff, and student researchers navigate the local research resources available to assist with each phase of their research project
Polar vortex, winter heat may change bird populations
Recent advances in environmental data science have enabled ecologists to work at scales that reflect the vast regions and species affected by climate change.
The AFI Data Science Institute is hiring a research administrator
The American Family Insurance Data Science Institute is looking for a focused, innovative, and professional individual eager to help us expand our research porfolio.
Seats still available in Social Sciences Data Carpentry workshop
You’ll learn best practices for using spreadsheets, cleaning data with OpenRefine, querying data with SQL, and using R for manipulating, analyzing, and visualizing data, using a data set that would be used in social science research.
New Data Science degree emerges as the fastest growing major at UW-Madison
The decision to create the Data Science major came after a university-wide recognition that this field of study is one of the most rapidly emerging career sectors in the nation.