IFDS is delighted to welcome six new faculty members at UW-Madison working in areas related to fundamental data science. All were hired as a result of a cluster hiring process proposed by the IFDS Phase 1 leadership at Wisconsin in 2017 and approved by UW-Madison leadership in 2019. Although the cluster hire was intended originally to hire only three faculty members in the TRIPODS areas of statistical, mathematical, and computational foundations of data science, three extra positions funded through other faculty lines were filled during the hiring process.
One of the new faculty members, Ramya Vinayak, joined the ECE Department in 2020. The other five will join in Fall 2021. They are: