About Us

The Data Science Club at UW-Madison is an inspirational place to begin exploring the endlessly growing field of Data Science. The field incorporates computer science, statistics and all other fields involving data. We aim to connect, educate, and inspire students across campus, helping them understand how data science fits into their unique interests and careers. Our meetings range from seminars & talks to study groups to semester-long projects, and other opportunities to get students engaged outside of the class room. All levels of expertise are welcome.

We host three main types of events: Industry, Skill and Networking/Social events throughout the semester. Industry events involve interdisciplinary topics spanning finance, biology, sports, public health, and more. Our skill events and workshops are led by University faculty, professionals with Data Science experience or club board members. We explore many tools such as Hadoop, Scala, Python, statistics, Tableau, and TensorFlow in a social, hands-on approach. Together, we find and share such interesting new data technologies and resources to then share. We provide a space for students to network with faculty, companies, and each other on new ventures, from Kaggle competitions to semester-long research projects to internships and jobs help.

Some of the topics include:

  • Physical science applications
  • Marketing & business analytics
  • Python, R, SAS
  • Data warehousing & engineering
  • Bayesian Statistics, Probability
  • Data collection & cleaning
  • Computer security analytics
  • Social network analysis
  • Bioinformatics
  • Machine Learning, Computer Vision, NLP, Deep Learning
  • Kaggle competitions and datasets

Starting in 2021, we host annual data hackathons to give all students the opportunity to build data solutions to complex world problems in a welcoming environment.

If you’re a UW student, faculty, or professional interested in discussing Data Science, we’d love to have you. Knowledgeable individuals with expertise in the similar areas (or something completely different) are welcome to schedule speaking opportunities with us. Please use our contact form!