Leadership

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for the tactical development and management of the UW Master of Science in Data Science program, in collaboration with the Graduate School and UW Continuum College.

Executive Committee members also serve on the Interdisciplinary Data Science Group (IDSG), a cross-departmental group that provides strategic direction for the master’s program.

Bill Howe

Bill Howe Program Director and Chair, UW Master of Science in Data Science
Associate Professor, Information School
Adjunct Associate Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Associate Director and Senior Data Science Fellow, eScience Institute
billhowe@uw.edu

Cecilia Aragon

Cecilia Aragon Professor, Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE)
Director, Human-Centered Data Science Lab
Executive Committee and Senior Data Science Fellow, eScience Institute
aragon@uw.edu

Adrian Dobra

Adrian DobraAssociate Professor, Departments of Statistics and Biobehaviorial Nursing and Health Systems
adobra@u.washington.edu


Staff

Deborah Alterman

Deborah Alterman Director of Program Operations
dalterma@uw.edu

Gary Winchester

Gary Winchester Assistant Director of Student Services
winchga@uw.edu


Interdisciplinary Data Science Group

The Interdisciplinary Data Science Group provides strategic guidance on the direction of the UW Master of Science in Data Science program. It includes two faculty representatives from each of the six departments and schools that have collaborated to offer the UW Master of Science in Data Science, as well as the program chair.

During the development phase, the IDSG gave feedback on program structure, the curriculum and departmental collaboration. It continues to meet on a regular basis to support the work of the Executive Committee, focusing on student admissions, program quality and industry engagement.

Cecilia Aragon

Professor, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Magdalena Balazinska

Jean Loup Baer Professor of Computer Science & Engineering

Adrian Dobra

Associate Professor, Departments of Statistics and Biopbehaviorial Nursing and Health Systems

Patrick Heagerty

Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics

Jeffrey Heer

Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Bill Howe

Associate Professor, Information School

J. Nathan Kutz

Robert Bolles and Yasuko Endo Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics

David McDonald

Professor and Chair, Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Thomas Richardson

Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics

Eli Schlizerman

Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics

Daniela Witten

Associate Professor, Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics

Jevin West

Assistant Professor, Information School