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 Discovery Building 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.