Dr. David Wild is a leader in the fields of data science, informatics and crisis technologies. He led one of the largest and most innovative graduate data science programs in the country at Indiana University, and has over 25 years' experience in data science and computing in industry and academic roles as well as extensive experience in emergency management and emergency medical services.
In his role as Associate Professor in the Luddy School at Indiana University, Bloomington, David oversaw the growth of the graduate Data Science program to over 600 students including highly innovative online and residental curricula that are helping define the field. His teaching includes training informatics students in the intersection of technology and disasters and emergency response, and graduate data science students in real-world project skills. He has published research in fields as diverse as pharmaceutical drug discovery, crisis and emergency response, and data science practice and process, with over 100 research publications in total. He founded the Integrative Data Science Laboratory (ISDL) and the Crisis Technologies Innovation Laboratory (CTIL), bringing in over $5m in academic research funding.