The School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) at UW-Madison was launched in 2019 and brings together the top ranked departments of Computer Sciences (#13), Statistics (#10), and the Information School (#11). CDIS is lighting the way forward for research and discovery, magnifying the power of medicine, engineering, agriculture, business and more. CDIS is educating versatile, multi-talented graduates across all majors on campus—who form a uniquely prepared talent pipeline that is driving economic growth in the region and beyond. It’s the Wisconsin Idea 2.0—not only will the university’s influence work to the benefit of the people of the state, but this new collaboration makes every idea better.
Making an Impact on Wisconsin and the World
Technology Touches Everything
Computing and data are reshaping every industry and driving the future economy. As a center for interdisciplinary collaboration in both research and talent, CDIS is an economic engine for Wisconsin and a global leader in innovation.
Regional Tech Hub
Establishing a tech hub in our region serves as fuel for regional economic development, enabling CDIS students and researchers to develop ideas that feed opportunities – from fostering entrepreneurship to creating a focal point for recruiting.
CDIS Focus Areas
Our top ranked departments are renowned for the groundbreaking research that our faculty, staff, and students do. Research includes collaboration within our departments, across campus, and beyond.Visit Research
Curriculum Development & New Degree Offerings
From undergraduate and graduate degrees to certificates, professional development, and workshop opportunities, CDIS helps students earn the tech skills they need to be successful leaders and strategic thinkers in their fields.
Industry Collaboration & Entrepreneurship
We believe in fostering innovative ideas and through both our connections with cutting-edge companies, as well as expanding entrepreneurship offerings throughout campus, while providing opportunities for students.Visit Industry Collaboration & Entrepreneurship
Diversity & Inclusion
CDIS is tackling the global problem of a lack of diversity in tech through program and campus initiatives, as well as through partnerships with student groups.Visit Diversity & Inclusion
Building for Our Future
Our mission’s success only happens with support from alumni, the greater community and industry partners. Learn how you can be involved in the success of CDIS.Visit Building for Our Future
Established in the 1960s, Computer Sciences offers a dynamic environment for study, research, and professional growth. It‘s recognized as having some of the world’s leading research groups. The program is ranked 13th nationally.Visit Computer Sciences
Statistics has been a hub of statistical and data research with faculty and students who collaborate with colleagues across campus in a variety of scientific areas for over 60 years. The program is ranked 10th nationally.Visit Statistics
For over 100 years, the iSchool is a leading source of scholarship and educates leaders and critical thinkers in the creation, retrieval, use, and curation of information around the globe. The program is ranked 11th nationally.Visit Information School
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.