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

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

MSDS classes 2023-24: DATA 556 (AU23)

Megan Hazen

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MSDS Capstone Director

Specialty Areas: Neural networks, intelligent control systems, applied solutions.

MSDS classes 2023-24: DATA 598 (AU23), DATA 590 (AU23), DATA 591 (WI24), DATA 514 (SP24)

Nathan Mannheimer

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Staff Product Manager – AI, Cruise


Specialty Areas: simulation systems for autonomous vehicle development and testing, intelligent simulation agents, visualization of simulation scenario design and performance.

MSDS classes 2022-23: DATA 511 (AU23)

David W. McDonald

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Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering



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

MSDS classes 2023-24: DATA 512 (AU23)