Our research is helping solve real-world problems, turning data into actionable insights that will effect positive change for businesses and people alike, now and in the future.
We’re connecting data science talent and knowledge to those who need it, helping build sustainable relationships between academia and industry.
We’re growing a data science ecosystem with the power to inspire the next generation of data science experts.

Our Stats

The Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute is fueled by data that drives our decisions.

700

Students enrolled

50%

Increase in data science program applicants

1500

hours of data science training delivered

39

NMDSI scholars selected


Data Science is Everywhere

Data is no longer optional or back-office. It’s everywhere – integrated into everything we do, influencing the decisions we make, and affecting our lives. That’s why we created the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute – to harness the power of data.


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Free Screening of Coded Bias Documentary Available for Milwaukee Students, Faculty through NMDSI and Northwestern Mutual Sponsorship
Free Screening of Coded Bias Documentary Available for Milwaukee Students, Faculty through NMDSI and Northwestern Mutual Sponsorship

Through a joint sponsorship with the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute and Northwestern Mutual's hi, Tech outreach program, Milwaukee Film will provide free virtual screenings of Milwaukee Film Festival 2020 selection Coded Bias for Milwaukee-area high school and college students and faculty/educators during Black History Month in February and Women’s History Month in March.

Milwaukee Academy of Science Students Explore Data Science Careers
Milwaukee Academy of Science Students Explore Data Science Careers

The Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute and the Milwaukee Academy of Science recently partnered to introduce 7th graders to data science, and potential career paths in the field, through a virtual hands-on learning experience that led to a 78% satisfaction rate from the students.

IMPACT! An NMDSI Speaker Series: Learning from 60 Years of AI/ML Failures
IMPACT! An NMDSI Speaker Series: Learning from 60 Years of AI/ML Failures

The great thing about computers is that they do exactly what you tell them to do. The terrible thing about computers is that they do EXACTLY what you tell them to do. With the notable exception of the first bug in a computer from 1947, most bugs are due to some sort of human error. But what about machine learning systems where the computer learns rules based on data and actions without being explicitly programmed? These systems still make mistakes – they always have and continue to this day – sometimes with tragic results. During this session Patrick Wagstrom, Director of Emerging Technologies at Verizon, will weave a thread of failure through the history of machine learning from 1959 until today, identify common themes amongst those failures, and share what you can do to help prevent the same mistakes of the past.

Apr. 22, 2021 - Apr. 22, 2021, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM