Kyle Cranmer

Position title: Director, American Family Data Science Institute

Kyle Cranmer is the David R. Anderson Director of the Data Science Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Data Science Institute aims to lead a vibrant, innovative, inclusive, and collaborative data science research community, and advance the social good, through a coherent research agenda backed by resources, space, and data science expertise.

Cranmer is a professor of physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with appointments in Statistics and Computer Science. He obtained his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005 and his B.A. in mathematics and physics from Rice University. He was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering in 2007 and the National Science Foundation’s Career Award in 2009. Professor Cranmer developed a framework that enables collaborative statistical modeling, which was used extensively for the discovery of the Higgs boson in July 2012. Prior to coming to UW-Madison, Cranmer was a professor of physics and data science at New York University from 2007-2022.