Data Science Masters

The UW MSDS interdisciplinary faculty come from six top-ranked departments and schools across the University of Washington, as well as thought leaders in local industry.

Adrian Dobra

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Professor, Statistics department

Areas of focus: Development of high-dimensional multivariate spatiotemporal models and graphical models.

MSDS classes 2021-22: DATA 556 (AU21)

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Zaid Harchaoui

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Associate Professor, Department of Statistics

Areas of focus: Machine learning, statistical inference, numerical optimization.

MSDS classes 2021-22: DATA 598 (WI22), DATA 558 (SP22)

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Megan Hazen

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MSDS Capstone Director

Areas of focus: Neural networks, intelligent control systems, applied solutions.

MSDS classes 2021-22: DATA 598 (AU21), DATA 590 (WI22), DATA 591 (SP22)

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Bernease Herman

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Data Science Fellow, Research Staff, UW eScience Institute

Areas of focus: Interpretable Machine Learning, algorithmic generation of human-understandable explanations of black box models.

MSDS classes 2021-22: DATA 515 (WI22)

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Brian Leroux

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Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Areas of focus: Statistical methods for correlated data, with applications in dental research and other fields.

MSDS classes 2021-22: DATA 557 (WI22)

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Nathan Mannheimer

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Director, Data Science and ML Products, Tableau

Professional focus: information visualization and communication in data science, interpretable and trusted machine learning, ML model training and deployment workflows

MSDS classes 2021-22: DATA 511 (AU21, SU22)

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David W. McDonald

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Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering

Areas of focus: Computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), human-computer interaction (HCI), social computing, collaboration in Wikipedia.

MSDS classes 2021-22: DATA 512 (AU21)

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Dan Suciu

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Microsoft Endowed Professor, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering

Areas of focus: Probabilistic databases and semistructured data, data security and querying unreliable and inconsistent data sources.

MSDS classes 2021-22: DATA 516 (AU21), DATA 514 (SP22)

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