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October 6, 2020

Engineering researchers earn data science mini grants

Written By: Staff

Three projects involving researchers from the College of Engineering have earned mini grants through the American Family Funding Initiative, a competition administered by the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kangwook Lee, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Jeff Linderoth, the Harvey D. Spangler Professor of industrial and systems engineering, are leading two of the seven projects that received new funding through the initiative.

Lee is principal investigator for a project exploring a new approach to generalization, in which predictive models adapt to new data, in machine learning. Dimitris Papailiopoulos, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, is co-principal investigator. Papailiopoulos is also co-principal investigator for a project led by Shivaram Venkataraman, an assistant professor of computer sciences, that aims to automate and accelerate the training of machine learning models.

Linderoth is leading an effort to apply integer programming methods to create algorithms that could be used to solve mixture matrix completion problems. Jim Luedtke, a professor of industrial and systems engineering and Harvey D. Spangler Faculty Scholar, and Daniel Pimentel-Alarcon, an assistant professor of biostatistics and medical informatics, are co-principal investigators.

For more information on the American Family Funding Initiative and to read about all the projects selected for funding, visit the American Family Insurance Data Science Institute website.


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