Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider

Teaching Associate Professor, Computer Science

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91-DIVOC: Flip the script on COVID-19

I recently made a visualization showing the COVID-19 website, allowing you to customize the scale, data, and more to nerd out on this data with me. Updated daily, using Johns Hopkins dataset:

91-DIVOC: An interactive visualization of the exponential spread of COVID-19 >>

Spring 2020: Data Science Discovery

I am passionate about bringing an understanding of computing and data to the world! This is, without a doubt, the best course I have ever built. If you’re at The University of Illinois, join me in Spring 2020 in STAT/CS/IS 107:

Find out more about Data Science Discovery (STAT 107) >>

Data Visualizations

Perception of Probability Words
By: Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider
Published: July 2019
Pokemon Egg Move Calculator
By: Anna Buyevich, Emily Chen, Aravind Sundararajan, and Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider
Published: April 2019
Every Gen Ed at UIUC, by GPA
By: Kexin (Fiona) Fei, Caroline Breckenfelder, and Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider
Published: March 2019
Grade disparity between sections at UIUC
By: Devin Oliver, Johnny Guo, Joe Tan, Jerry Li, Tina Abraham, Andy (Tianyue) Mao, Kara Landolt, Nathan Cho, and Wade Fagen-Ulmschneider
Published: March 2019

All Data Visualizations >>


Current & Recently Courses Taught

Teaching Philosophy

I believe that world-class education is education that is worth sharing. If you are going through your life sharing the meals you eat, the sunset in the evening, and other ordinary things, your educational experience should be at least among those experiences (and, hopefully, exceptionally better).

Toward that end, classes I teach contain major components that are a sharable experience. More on this soon. :)

Independent Study / Senior Thesis

I believe the best education experience is a small group experience. When I advise an independent study or senior thesis, I am making a commitment to you to work with you as we explore something new and interesting. Similarly, I expect you to be fully committed to the project.

If you have completed CS 205 (non-CS major) or CS 225 (CS major) and are interested in working on an independent study, let’s chat about it!


Recent Impact, Media, and Research

Invited Talks

I love sharing my passion of Computer Science and inspiring others to do amazing things. A few recent talks I have been honored to be invited to give:

Media Coverage

A collection of some recent media coverage of some of the things I've worked on:

Data Driven Discoveries

Student-created work published online, designed to create high impact and engagement. In 2016, work in this category had over 18,000,000 interactions, including users from all 50 states and over 100 countries.

Journals & Conferences

Selected published research in traditional peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

Workshops, Posters, and Talks

Selected works "In Progress" or initial research results, presented at peer-reviewed venues.

Everything Else

Noteworthy, but doesn't fit anywhere else:

Contact Me

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