Monthly Archives: August 2016

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  • A collage of four photos featuring the fellows and their advisors

DSSG projects highlighted in the media

The eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good fellows presented their final projects on August, 18th to a packed auditorium.

The sixteen fellows have been working for the last ten weeks on four projects designed to tackle urban issues that might be solved with data analysis.

The final presentations received media coverage (see below), especially the groups […]

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
  • A photo of Micaela Parker and Sarah Stone

Oceanography article features eScience Institute managers

Micaela Parker and Sarah Stone, eScience Institute managers, have been profiled in the quarterly edition of Oceanography (volume 29, edition 2), a publication of The Oceanography Society. Parker and Stone’s role is unique in the University of Washington community, because it is the first management job share.

Though some cutting of red tape was required, the […]

August 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Gender differences in self-citation

Molly King of Stanford University along with colleagues from NYU and the UW, including Data Science Fellow Jevin West, recently wrote a paper investigating differences in self-citation practices between men and women. Using over 1.5 million papers in the JSTOR database published between 1779-2011, they found that men self-cite 56% more often than women do. […]

August 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|

Traffic safety DataDive

In May 2016, the eScience Institute hosted a DataDive organized by DataKind and sponsored by Microsoft. The event followed a city of Seattle commitment to Vision Zero, an effort aimed at reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero. The data scientist volunteers who participated in this event worked on an exploratory analysis and modeling […]

August 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|