Institute for the Foundations of Data Science partnership earns NSF funding; directed by CS professor Stephen Wright at UW-Madison

University of Wisconsin–Madison data scientists are harnessing big data and laying the foundations for major advances in data-rich applications thanks to a five-year, $4.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

The team at UW–Madison is co-leading a cohort of institutions to study the theoretical underpinnings of the rapidly growing field of data science. The Institute for the Foundations of Data Science (IFDS) — with partners at the University of Washington, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of Chicago — is being funded by a $12.5 million Phase II grant from NSF’s Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) program. $4.6 million is slated for UW–Madison.