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 …

Christopher Brace

Christopher Brace is an Assistant Professor with the Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering. He received his B.S. degree in physics and BSEE from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in 2001, and his MSEE and Ph.D. …

Victor Brar

Victor Brar worked with carbon nanotubes, at MIT with Mildred Dresselhaus, before getting his PhD at UC Berkeley while working on Scanning Tunneling Microscopes with Mike Crommie. He has developed new methods to image materials …

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 …

Melanie Buhr-Lawler

Dr. Melanie Buhr-Lawler is an audiologist and clinical professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, where she teaches and supervises in the Doctor of Audiology program. Dr. Buhr-Lawler provides clinical care at the …

Richard Burgess

Richard prefers virtual talks. Dr. Richard R. Burgess is James D. Watson Emeritus Prof. of Oncology at the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research at UW–Madison. He founded the UW Biotechnology Center in 1984 and was …

Jessica Calarco

Jessica (Jess) Calarco is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Calarco has published three books: Negotiating Opportunities: How the Middle Class Secures Advantages in School, A Field Guide to Grad School: …

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 …

Joshua Coon

Professor Coon develops and applies chemical instrumentation to measure proteins and metabolites in biological systems – including humans. His latest project is to embed such technology into a toilet to make real-time measurements of urine …

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 …

Kevin Eliceiri

Kevin Eliceiri is Director of the Laboratory for Optical and Computational Instrumentation (LOCI), and permanent principal investigator in the Laboratory for Cell and Molecular Biology (LCMB) in the Graduate School at UW–Madison. Eliceiri is also …

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 …

Anne Lynn Gillian-Daniel

The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) creates new materials to be used in a wide range of applications from medical sensors to solar cells. As the education director of the MRSEC, Anne Lynn …

Ilia Guzei

Ilia Guzei obtained his Masters at Moscow State University in 1992, and his PhD in Chemistry at Wayne State University in 1996. He has worked as a crystallographer since and has authored or co-authored over …

Erica Halverson

Erica Halverson is an Associate Professor of Digital Media & Literacy in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at UW–Madison. Dr. Halverson’s research focuses on how people learn to make art and the function that …

Robert Hamers

Robert Hamer’s research is aimed at achieving a true atomic-level understanding of structure, bonding, and reactivity at solid surfaces, and using this ability to develop new materials with novel functionality. He does research aimed at …

Jan Huisken

Jan Huisken received his PhD in Physics from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg. He was trained as a physicist but has worked in developmental biology using his expertise in microscopy. He has been a postdoc at UCSF …

Joshua Hyman

Joshua Hyman’s current position is Director of the DNA Synthesis and Sequencing Facility at the UW–Madison Biotechnology Center. His formal training includes a doctorate in genetics (Penn State University), an MBA (University of Washington–Seattle), and …

Derek Johnson

Derek Johnson is Professor and Department Chair in Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is the author of the books Media Franchising: Creative License and Collaboration in the Culture Industries as well as …

Allison Jonjak

Allison grew up on a cranberry marsh founded by her grandfather in 1939. Studying ag engineering and soil chemistry, she worked with row crop farmers until the University of Wisconsin created a Cranberry Outreach Specialist position. This …

Robert Kirchdoerfer

Robert received his Ph.D. and did his postdoctoral research at Scripps Research in California. Beginning in graduate school and continuing into his own laboratory research, he has used high-resolution imaging techniques to figure out how …

Brian Kirkpatrick

My long-running interests have been genetics broadly, and the genetic basis for variation in reproduction and health in cattle specifically. Particular areas of interest include genetics of twin birth and susceptibility to the pathogen responsible …

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 …

Taekyeom Lee

Taekyeom is an educator, multidisciplinary designer, and maker. His research explores unconventional materials and alternative solutions to create tangible typography, graphics, and even designed objects using digital fabrication. He infused 3D printing into his research …

Thomas “Rock” Mackie

Thomas Mackie was a UW Professor from 1987 to 2012. An applied scientist and engineer, he developed state of the art cancer therapy and imaging systems and spun them out into startup companies; the most …

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 …

Yonatan Mintz

Yonatan Mintz is an assistant professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research focuses on the application of machine learning and automated decision making to human sensitive …

Bilge Mutlu

Dr. Mutlu is an assistant professor of computer sciences, psychology, and industrial engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he directs the Wisconsin Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory. His research focuses on designing robotic technologies that benefit …

Nicole Nelson

Nicole Nelson is an Assistant Professor in the History department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her research examines scientists’ assumptions about the natural world and how these assumptions shape scientific practice. She also does research on …

Todd Newman

Todd P. Newman is an assistant professor in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an affiliate of the Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science & Technology …

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 …

Brian Pfleger

Brian received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University in 2000. and earned his PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2005 from the University of California-Berkeley under the supervision of Jay Keasling. Brian’s thesis …

Douglas Reinemann

Douglas Reinemann is proud to call Sheboygan his hometown and to have found a place at the University of Wisconsin, where the boundaries of the University are the boundaries of the state. His work as …

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 …

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 …

John Shutske

Currently Not accepting Talk Requests John Shutske is a professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Biological Systems Engineering. Professor Shutske has 32 years of experience working as a …

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 …

Sandra Splinter BonDurant

Sandra Splinter BonDurant earned her BS in Bacteriology from UW–Madison and later her MS in Molecular Biology from UW–Parkside. Sandra worked as a Cellular and Molecular Biologist at Abbott Lab in Chicago for nine years …

Catalina Toma

Catalina Toma has been an assistant professor at UW–Madison since 2010 after obtaining her PhD from Cornell University. Her research examines how people understand and relate to one another when interacting via communication technologies (online …

Daniel Van Der Weide

Professor Daniel Van Der Weide is a pioneer in ultrafast electronics. He applies these terahertz electronic and optical insights to remote threat detection, advanced devices and medicine.

Justin Vandenbroucke

Dr. Vandenbroucke uses innovative instruments around the world to detect high energy particles from the cosmos. Understanding the smallest particles in the universe is necessary to understand the largest objects in the universe, and vice …

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 …

Cody Wenthur

Dr. Cody Wenthur is an innovative, translational investigator in psychopharmacology who has been on the UW–Madison faculty since 2018. His work is focused on improving our understanding of the basis for beneficial and detrimental effects …

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 …

Tom Zinnen

Tom Zinnen was a Biotechnology Extension Specialist between 1991 and 2024. He also served as a Congressional Science Fellow in 2000–2001, and he was on loan to the National Science Foundation from 2008 to 2010 …