In Forbes: Computer Sciences graduate Danielle Szafir named to 30 Under 30 list

Many big data visualization techniques are based on outdated models that can end up producing misleading results. Szafir aims to change that. Her research involves modeling how the brain perceives visual information, then using those models to develop ways to visualize big data in ways that humans can quickly and correctly understand.

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New Faculty Focus: Yingyu Liang

Q&A with new Assistant Professor of Computer Sciences Yingyu Liang. 

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UW System researchers played a role in Nobel-winning gravitational wave discovery

Tuesday's announcement of the Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded to researchers Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish of the California Institute of Technology, bears University of Wisconsin System connections.

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Interdisciplinary faculty build data science future in new institute

The institute, housed at UW–Madison’s Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, will develop fundamental techniques for handling increasingly massive data sets in shorter times.

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Coding for equity

Computer sciences and Spanish double-major Katie Zutter is working to make the tech industry more inclusive.

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In The Wisconsin State Journal: UW software aims to find and fix biased computer programs

UW-Madison researchers are trying to root out race bias and other unfairness that has surfaced in computer programs used increasingly by private companies and government offices to decide if you are hired, approved for a bank loan or sent to prison.

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UW-Madison researchers tackle bias in algorithms

Making algorithms more fair—and the outcomes that they reach more transparent—has become an urgent topic in the last few years.  University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty in the Department of Computer Sciences are at the forefront of this critical issue.

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Computer Sciences implements plan to recruit and retain more women in undergraduate major

To address issues of gender disparity within computer science, the Department of Computer Sciences has joined forces with NCWIT to create and begin implementing a strategic plan to recruit and retain more undergraduate women.

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Three L&S students win Dean’s Prizes

The College of Letters & Science is proud to announce that three L&S students have earned Dean’s Prizes, an honor awarded annually to outstanding scholars in the senior class.

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