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UW-Madison announces the School 的 Computer, Data & Information Sciences

新的UW-Madison学校集中了解计算,数据字段

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MADISON — The Un of Wisconsin - 是 has established a School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences (CDIS) in the College of Letters & Science to strengthen research and education on campus, prepare tech-savvy graduates to fill new kinds of jobs, support a wave of Wisconsin entrepreneurs and partner with industry to provide them with the competitive advantage 的 the latest technology.

 “As technology becomes more pervasive in our world on all levels — from smart devices to algorithms shaping the global flow of information and commerce — it is critical that our un continue to lead in this field,” says UW - 是 Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “The new School 的 Computer, Data & Information Sciences is a place where top researchers will shape the way the world uses technology, and where Wisconsin’s students can learn how digital-age tools enrich their lives and careers.”

新学校将包括计算机科学系,统计系和五百万彩票网校。科技企业家和UW-Madison毕业生汤姆埃里克森刚刚抵达学校的创始总监。 Kristin Eschenfelder,Vilas杰出成就教授和伊斯什内尔前任主任,是CDIS助理董事。

大学和UW基金会将遵循学校的筹资活动的成立。

“Our commitment to computing, data and information sciences recognizes their importance to the local and national economy, the extraordinary research opportunities in these fields, and the exploding demand from students for training in these areas,” says Provost Karl Scholz, who was dean of the College of Letters & Science in 2018 when a 9-member “Wisconsin in the Information Age” committee compiled a report recommending the creation of a new school. “Our efforts will open new research and collaborative opportunities and help our students become more literate in the ways 的 data and information science and how they interact with the subjects they’ve chosen to study.”

CDIS加入美国家庭保险数据科学院,是在春季创造的研究中心,可能与许多CDIS教师相关联。这些是大学的策略中的关键组成部分,以满足威斯康星州的需求和教师和学生的利益。计算机科学近年来越来越多,成为UW-Madison最受欢迎的本科专业,2018年的1,560名学生。去年,近2,700名本科生和研究生正在追求计算机科学,统计和依赖的专业学位。

Developing ever-better hardware and software has been the focus of computer scientists and engineers for 50 years, empowering exponential growth in the collection of data and the rise of data science in almost all aspects of society. At the same time, the pervasive assembly and application of big data has created challenges — issues of privacy, ethics, security and more — the new school will address at the intersections of computing and data with the humanities. A home for CDIS in the College 的 Letters & Science allows interdisciplinary programs to be developed with disciplines like psychology, journalism and mass communications, biology and physics.

“Every un has had to decide how to respond to the growth in these fields and growing demand from researchers and students excited about the possibilities it presents,” says Eric Wilcots, interim dean of Letters & Science and a professor of astronomy. “The needs 的 disparate fields like astronomy and history can drive advances in computer, data, and information sciences.  Our core principle is that these disciplines are inseparable from the natural and social sciences and humanities.”

“我们所做的是全国各地的东西,将这三个领域在一个公共土地格兰特机构中举起,”埃里克森说。 “我们正在服用三个非常强大的计划,并将它们放在一所大学,在医学,工程,生命科学,护理,教育等方面具有无与伦比的广度和机会,以及更多。”

埃里克森在威斯康星州Mondovi的家庭五金店种植,毕业于1980年从UW-Madison的计算机工程学位,并且在过去四十年中,世界各地的至少10家软件公司的一部分。

他的工作已经让他从位于海上平台的第一台计算机系统上安装了软件 - 在80年代的印度洋中,为波士顿的获取提供了用于开源平台的产品和服务。

他帮助在2008年找到了默读,并于2017年退休为2017年作为其首席执行官。在埃里克森的任期期间,Acquia是该国增长最快的私营公司之一。他认为CDIS帮助威斯康星州通过增加毕业生的批量批量填补数千项技术繁忙工作的技能以及向现有劳动力提供培训来挖掘其技术辅助增长的潜力。

“我们有希望真正向威斯康星州行业开放,帮助他们的人们加快他们可以使用数据和计算的不断发展的方式,”埃里克森说。 “国家经济的强势部分 - 农业,医疗保健,制造 - 正在学习人工智能,机器学习和数据收集和分析的进步可以使它们更具竞争力和成功。”

CDIS可以帮助国家在经济新部门的初创方面增加其传统优势。

埃里克森说:“在政府和行业的合作伙伴中,我们可以将新想法与他们需要将这些想法转化为新公司的支持。” “我们有机会创造一个强大的创新生态系统,为威斯康星州作为企业家蓬勃发展的地方带来重大认可。”

To Erickson, building a thriving School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences means growing its faculty and boosting the un’s already lofty reputation in computing, statistics and information sciences. It means expanding the way CDIS offers related coursework to other majors on campus — and expanding degree 的ferings, beginning with proposals for a planned undergraduate program in data science and a master’s in information studies.

埃里克森说,“我们已经在信件和数字方面有很长一段时间的识字率,但大学教育和参与我们的社会需求新的计算和信息素养。” “我们可以提供的全部校园是与计算概念和数据中的革命一起参与的新方法,看看它们如何影响隐私,安全性,信息流量 - 许多挑战将定义他们的未来。”