Yeohyun Ahn

Professor Yeohyun Ahn is an award-winning artist, designer, educator, and researcher, integrating creative coding, digital fabrication, physical interaction, and diversity into experiential graphic design. She is a Korean American originally from South Korea. She pursues …

Laura Albert

Laura Albert, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research interests are in the field of operations research, with a particular focus on discrete optimization with …

Catherine Arnott Smith

Catherine Arnott Smith has been a Professor at the Information School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 2006. She has master’s degrees in library science, American History, and information science, and a PhD in Library …

Vicki Bier

Vicki Bier is Professor Emerita in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she directed the Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis …

Curt Bronkhorst

Professor Bronkhorst grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from UW-Madison with engineering and mathematics degrees and continued to MIT for graduate school. He has worked in research for industry, a DOE national laboratory and is …

Kaiping Chen

Chen’s research employs data science and machine learning methods as well as interviews to examine how digital media and technologies affect political accountability to public well-being and how deliberative designs can improve the quality of …

Maria Dahman

Maria’s work focuses on creating inclusive, delightful digital experiences through a process called design research (also called user research or UX research). She studied human-computer interactions and philosophy, and has a lot of work experience …

Jordan Ellenberg

Jordan Ellenberg is a number theorist whose popular articles about mathematics have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Wired, and Slate. Testimonials “…you have an incredible ability to take a complex …

Thomas Erickson

Thomas Erickson is a high tech entrepreneur experienced in hyper growth companies with dollar outcomes ranging from a few million to a few billion. Thomas is passionate about the need for diverse, educated career builders …

Jason Fletcher

Jason prefers in-person talks. Jason Fletcher is a Romnes Professor of Public Affairs with appointments in Sociology, Agricultural and Applied Economics and Population Health Sciences as well as the Director of the Center for Demography …

David J. Gagnon

David is a researcher at WCER. He’s also a programmer, game designer, and passionate advocate for using games to understand and transform how kids learn. David is the co-founder of the PLAY MAKE LEARN conference and …

Matthew Gebbie

Matthew grew up in rural North Carolina and obtained his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from NC State University. He carried out his Ph.D. studies with Prof. Jacob Israelachvili at UC Santa Barbara and was then …

C. Shawn Green

Dr. C. Shawn Green received his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Rochester. He then completed post-doctoral training in computer vision and machine learning at the University of …

Young Mie Kim

Young Mie Kim is a Professor of School of Journalism and Mass Communication and a Faculty Affiliate of the Department of Political Science. Kim is a 2019 Andrew Carnegie Fellow. Kim’s research concerns media and …

Ramya Korlakai Vinayak

Ramya Korlakai Vinayak is an assistant professor in the Dept. of Electrical Computer Engineering at the UW-Madison. Her research interests span the areas of machine learning, statistical inference, and crowdsourcing. Her work focuses on addressing …

Bhuvana Krishnaswamy

Bhuvana is available for talks beginning in 2024. Bhuvana Krishnaswamy is the Charles Ringrose Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She obtained her MS and Ph.D. in …

Rebecca Langhough Koscik

Dr. Rebecca Langhough Koscik’s background training is in statistics and educational psychology (with a specialization in school psychology). Dr. Koscik currently works as a research statistician for the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention and related …

Bret Larget

Bret Larget is Professor in the Departments of Statistics and of Botany at UW–Madison. His research interests include collaborations with biologists from many fields and, in particular, the development of statistical methods to better understand …

Keith Levin

Keith grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and attended Northeastern University, where he earned degrees in linguistics and psychology. After working at BBN Technologies as a data analyst, he obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science …

Patrick McDaniel

Patrick’s professional life is devoted to the pursuit of novel research in a broad array of areas of computer science (see below). As part of that pursuit he is fortunate to advise a number of …

Rob Nowak

Rob Nowak is the McFarland-Bascom Professor in Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where his research focuses on signal processing, machine learning, optimization, and statistics. The BeerMapper and NEXT systems are recent applications of his …

Mark Saffman

Mark Saffman has been on the faculty at UWM since 1999. Mark’s research involves the use of atomic and optical physics for quantum computing and quantum science. Mark is also active in commercializing quantum computing …

Dorothea Salo

Dorothea Salo teaches about digital information in the iSchool at UW-Madison: everything from online privacy and security to relational-database design. She has also built “Recover Analog and Digital Data” (RADD) to save personal, family, and community …

Dietram Scheufele

Dietram A. Scheufele holds the John E. Ross Chair in Science Communication at UW–Madison, and is Co-PI of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. An elected fellow of the American Association …

Dave Schroeder

Dave Schroeder is a subject matter expert on information technology, cybersecurity, and cyber national security issues. He currently serves as an Army Cyber Warfare Officer and intelligence professional, and previously served as a Navy Information …

Dhavan Shah

Dhavan Shah’s research and teaching focuses on the effects of information and communication technologies on social judgments, civic engagement, political participation, and health management. His recent work extends insights on message processing and networked communication …

Claudia Solis-Lemus

Claudia Solis-Lemus grew up in Mexico City, where she completed her undergraduate work at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico in Actuarial Sciences and Applied Mathematics. Claudia received her Ph.D. in Statistics at the University …

Mark Vareschi

Mark Vareschi is an associate professor of English. His first book, Everywhere and Nowhere, explored anonymous publication in eighteenth-century Britain. His current book project explores the intellectual and rhetorical histories of surveillance technologies. A speaker …

David Williamson Shaffer

David Williamson Shaffer is the Sears Bascom Professor of Learning analytics at the University of Wisconsin in the Department of Educational Psychology and a Data Philosopher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. Professor Shaffer …

John Yin

John Yin is a faculty member at UW-Madison, where he teaches courses in chemical and biological engineering. Outside of the classroom, he and his student co-workers pursue two main questions: what are plausible mechanisms for …