Monthly Archives: July 2015

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University of Washington Waives Indirect Cost on Cloud Services

UW CSE News reports that UW has waived indirect cost on cloud services, removing disincentives to the selecting research computing and storage options.

eScience Director Ed Lazowska writes:

This decision removes one of several bizarre disincentives to the rational selection of research  computing and storage options – disincentives that plague universities nationwide.  

Federal guidelines waive indirect cost on […]

July 28th, 2015|Categories: News|

Data Science for Social Good Project Midterms

Last week the four project teams from our Data Science for Social Good summer program gathered in the WRF Data Science Studio to present project updates to eScience’s Executive Committee and other invited guests. It was a midterm, of sorts, to see how everything and everyone was coming along.

Based on previous eScience incubator programs, as […]

July 27th, 2015|Categories: News|

Preface to Python Data Science Handbook (Early Release)

O’Reilly Publishing has released a preface to Python Data Science Handbook (Early Release) by Jake VanderPlas, eScience’s Senior Data Scientist and Director of Research, Physical Sciences.

“What is data science?” VanderPlas writes. “It’s a surprisingly hard definition to nail down, especially given how ubiquitous the term has become. Despite its hype-laden veneer, is perhaps […]

July 20th, 2015|Categories: News|