Monthly Archives: July 2016

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  • Rad Roberts stands at a podium next to a sign listing the benefits of the Perfect Pitch session

WRF Perfect Pitch & Poster Session a Success

The Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Perfect Pitch and Poster Contest was held on Tuesday, July 12th in the HUB South Ballroom. Participants from all four of the WRF-funded research institutes at the University of Washington competed in the event, which challenges contestants to improve their communication skills. All competitors conveyed their research visually through a poster, and […]

July 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • Fifteen of the Data Science for Social Good fellows pose in front of the WRF Data Science Studio sign

Meet the 2016 Data Science for Social Good fellows

Their schools, goals, specialties, countries and backgrounds vary. So what compels 16 college students to work full-time for a summer analyzing data?

The eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good program allows fellows the opportunity to develop new skills, learn from one another, and receive guidance from top-notch scientists on their project goals.

This year’s fellows are […]

July 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • A photo of Ed Lazowska smiling

eScience Institute’s Ed Lazowska in the news

Ed Lazowska, eScience Institute founding director, has been featured recently in the press on a variety of science-related topics.

Lazowska is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on Apple’s new “differential privacy” technology, as well as in the Puget Sound Business Journal on the need for expansion of UW’s computer science program.

“Student interest in computer science is booming,” he says, in Geekwire’s feature […]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • A group of people stand formally in front of a building

Nascent ImageXD event successful

The University of California, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) recently hosted the inaugural ImageXD event, a topical group focused on image processing.

ImageXD offered a unique opportunity for researchers who use images as a primary source of data to gather together to collaborate, problem-solve, network and learn new skills.

A breakout session at the 2015 Moore-Sloan Data […]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |