Monthly Archives: October 2015

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  • Graphic of sidewalk data in downtown Seattle.

Big Data Having Big Impact On Transportation

A cover story in the Seattle Times highlights the positive impact University of Washington and Seattle are having in solving growing traffic problems in the Puget Sound region. The feature focuses on the numerous apps now available to help with one’s commute, along with the large amount of public and private data driving them — […]

October 27th, 2015|Categories: News|

Urban@UW Featured in UW Today

There’s a great feature in UW Today about Urban@UW.

From the article: “There are more than 200 UW faculty members working on urban topics, from geographers using GIS technology to address the complexities of homelessness to data scientists working on transportation challenges to teams of researchers working on food access and Seattle’s minimum wage. Faculty […]

October 27th, 2015|Categories: News|

IT Connect: Creating New Science with Amazon Web Services

An article out this past week in IT Connect, Creating New Science with Amazon Web Services, focuses on PhD student Charlie Manzanares’ research in economics; specifically, looking at rich data sets to determine what “airline travel and pricing look like today if major carriers had not been permitted to merge.” Earlier this year, the […]

October 26th, 2015|Categories: News|

Data Science Environment Summit 2015

This past week, data and research scientists, postdocs, faculty, and staff gathered from the University of Washington, Berkeley, New York University, and both the Moore and Sloan foundations for the annual Data Science Environment Summit. Hosted this year by UW’s eScience Institute, the gathering took place October 4th through 7th at Suncadia Resort, nestled in […]

October 12th, 2015|Categories: News|