Steve Wright designs algorithms that can solve the major computational problems in data science, using mathematical tools to understand how these algorithms work.
Daniel Bauer says he has the best job in the world. His appointment in the Wisconsin School of Business combines the excitement of entrepreneurship with the challenge of building academic programs on the cutting edge of quantitative research.
Irene Ong finds excitement in teasing out findings from data, as it satisfies her curiosity. To her, it’s like solving a mystery, as data science can provide insights for informed decisions. She uses statistical and machine-learning methods to understand how immune systems develop, how to prevent allergic and infectious diseases, and which drugs to recommend for cancer treatment, all with the goal of keeping people healthy.