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.


  • CDIS Students Network and Learn About AI at Chicago’s Talking Tech Event

    This spring, a group of students from the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) journeyed to Chicago to network with Badger alumni at the Talking Tech event hosted by CDIS and the Wisconsin …

  • Commencement 2024: Meet Andrew Gross

    Graduating this spring with an MS in Computer Sciences, Andrew Gross pivoted from math and economics because of his interest in development and implementation. “After working in economic research for four years, I realized I …

  • Commencement 2024: Meet Emily Ratsavong

    Growing up, Emily Ratsavong was the person people came to when they needed help with their computer. Now, as a senior graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Sciences and Data Science, she …

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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 Morgridge Hall– 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