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University of Wisconsin Data Science

Academic Director

Jeff Baggett  Profile of Jeff Baggett

1026 Cowley Hall

Specialty areas:

optimization, machine learning, statistics, inverse problems and uncertainty analysis for environmental computer models

A message from your Academic Director: 

Welcome to Data Science. I’m Dr. Jeff Baggett, or Dr. B. for short, and I’m the Academic Director for Data Science at UW-La Crosse and a professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department. Many of your questions about scheduling, technical support, registration, etc. can be answered by the helpful people at and I’m here for everything else including advising and listening to your complaints or suggestions. I truly welcome your input. 

The best way to contact me is by email. I’m also available to talk on the phone, 608.785.8393, but it is best to email me to schedule a phone call.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dropping Classes expanding section
  • If you are dropping all your classes even if that’s only one class, then this is considered a withdrawal from the university and you must contact the Office of Student Life,, AND Jeff Baggett, AND There may be a withdrawal fee assessed.
  • If you will remain enrolled in other classes, but need to withdraw from a class contact Jeff Baggett,

Important Fall 2020 Dates:

September 21, 2020 A class dropped on or before this date will not appear on your transcript.
September 21, 2020 Last date of withdrawal for a 100% refund.
October 5, 2020 Last date of withdrawal for a 50% refund (after this no refund is possible).
November 2, 2020 A class dropped on or before this date will appear on your transcript with a grade of "W".
November 20, 2020 Last day to withdraw from the University. A grade of "WP" or "WF" (counts as an F in GPA) will be recorded on the transcript.
Graduation expanding section
  • Apply for graduation immediately after registering for your final semester. Additional graduation information is available here.
  • You must complete a credit check with the Dean's Office to verify that you have met all of the graduation requirements. Please contact, Carla Burkhardt to request a credit check.
Network with Other Students expanding section

There is a LinkedIn group for the Data Science program. It is a great place to network, communicate with fellow students and ask questions regarding classes, books, etc. 

Policies and Rights expanding section

As a UW-La Crosse (UWL) student you are subject to the same policies and have the same rights as any UWL student no matter which campus is responsible for your Data Science class.