Ideas run
the world

Welcome to the UW-Madison School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences. Here, students, researchers, educators, and champions work at the convergence of what’s now and what’s next: by expanding what’s possible; by connecting technology with humanity; by linking science with society; by bridging information with people; all while collaborating throughout campus and beyond to solve human challenges across Wisconsin and the world.


  • RISE Initiative to focus on strategic faculty hiring in Artificial Intelligence

    In her second address before the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents Thursday, Feb. 8, 2024, Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin outlined several areas of emphasis for the year ahead, including the new Wisconsin Research, Innovation …

  • Data Privacy Day 2024: A Roundtable with CDIS Experts

    Each year, January 28 marks Data Privacy Day, an internationally recognized event to highlight the importance of keeping sensitive digital information safe and secure.  As digital technologies continue to pervade society and produce increasingly vast …

  • Artist selected for CDIS Art Installation

    The School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison selected an artist to create a sculpture for the new building opening in 2025. Clayton Binkley, a Seattle-based sculpture artist, will …

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Together we make every idea better

Higher Demand

We’ve seen exponential growth as demand for skills in computing, data, and information sciences increases across industries. Our departments have seen an extraordinary rise in enrollment in recent years, with many students in dual degree programs.

More Collaboration and Opportunities

From engineering to medicine to agriculture, the overlap between disciplines means that we can provide students opportunities for collaboration and pathways to a wide array of careers in different industries.

Industry Is Born Here

Through partnerships with global companies and opportunities for entrepreneurs and industry to connect, our school fosters the innovative ideas that are a driving force for economic growth in the state of Wisconsin, the country, and the world.

We’re building the future

You can help us build it.

See our plans for a new building to house the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences – a tech hub that will enable collaboration for students, faculty and business to develop ideas that will shape the future of Wisconsin – and the world.

An architect's rendering of the northeast entrance to the new CDIS building