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 (#12), Statistics (#13), 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.

We’re building the future

You can help us build it

See plans for Morgridge Hall, the new home for 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.

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