American Family Insurance Data Science Institute

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The American Family Insurance Data Science Institute is committed to advancing discovery that benefits society through cutting-edge research and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

We are catalyzing and mobilizing our research community to meet data-rich grand challenges.

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Our mission

AFIDSI performs cutting-edge research in the fundamentals of data science and catalyzes the translation of this research into practice, to advance scientific discovery in collaboration with researchers across campus and beyond.

Our vision

The DSI will lead a vibrant, innovative, inclusive and collaborative data science research community, and advance the social good, through a coherent research agenda backed by resources, space, and data science expertise.

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The AFIDSI is administered through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education with an endowment from American Family Insurance. We welcome inquiries about our work and collaboration opportunities.

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Find us

AFIDSI is located on the 10th and 11th floors of the McArdle Bulding, 447 Lorch St., on the UW-Madison campus.

We are in the process of transitioning back to campus. Before visiting, please make an appointment with a member of the DSI staff.