Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider

Teaching Associate Professor, Computer Science

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I teach in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Illinois. I am a teacher first, who also loves to understand and share data through interactive data visualizations and providing data through accessible data sets. My passions are at the intersections of interactive computing, data science, and design – I teach, work, and dream at this intersection. My website is divided into three major areas:

I post updates about my work across various social media and you can follow me on any/all of them for updates: profwade_, profwade, profwade, and wadefagen. Finally, I maintain a monthly e-mail list where I share updated on all of my work (both Illinois and beyond) that you can subscribe to for a once-monthly update.

Newest Visualization: COVID-19 Among Big Ten Conference Schools

Interactive, data-forward visualization of publicly-reported COVID-19 data from Big Ten schools. Customizable views of confirmed cases, tests administered, test positivity, and more. Updated daily.

View the "COVID-19 Among Big Ten Conference Schools" visualization >>

Data-Forward Collegiate COVID-19 Analysis >>

Latest Projects

By: Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider
First Published: March 2020
Updated daily with the latest COVID-19 data. Used by multiple governors; featured in Popular Mechanics, The Washington Post, Gizmodo, and others.
Perception of Probability Words
By: Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider
First Published: July 2019

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d7 - Data Science Research Collaborative

I have started organizing my work with students as part of a Data Science Research Collaborative called d7. We’re just getting this collaborative started, but already have some fantastic work and so much more in the pipeline!

d7: Data Science Research Collaborative >>

Contact Information

The best way to reach me is by e-mail (waf@illinois.edu). Alternatively: