Welcome to the Systems, Information, Learning and Optimization (SILO) research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. SILO aims to build a community of mathematically-minded researchers interested in computational and mathematical sciences.

SILO is about breaking down the “silos” of research created by academic department boundaries. Recent advances in information science are allowing scientists and researchers to sense, process and share data in ways and scales previously impossible. These developments have the potential to benefit work happening in a wide range of disciplines. SILO’s purpose is to help realize such potential by providing the time and space for researchers to present and interact to find common threads.

SILO hosts a catered lunch every Wednesday at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery for graduate students from across campus. Researchers from Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics make up the core of SILO, but those from other fields are strongly encouraged to participate.

The weekly SILO Seminar Series is made possible through the generous support of the 3M Company and its Advanced Technology Group


with additional support from the Analytics Group of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company

Northwestern Mutual

Past events

January 27, 2017
October 19, 2016
September 21, 2016
September 14, 2016
September 7, 2016
March 2, 2016
February 17, 2016
February 3, 2016
December 9, 2015
November 18, 2015
October 7, 2015
September 30, 2015
September 16, 2015
September 9, 2015
February 11, 2015
January 28, 2015
January 14, 2015
November 26, 2014