Monthly Archives: January 2017

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Fellow proposes critical analysis course

Jevin West, data science fellow and assistant professor in the UW Information School, and Carl T. Bergstrom, professor of biology, have proposed a new course meant to develop critical analysis skills. Tentatively titled Calling Bull***t, the class aims to teach learners “how to think critically about the data and models that constitute evidence in the social […]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Affiliate’s health startup receives $8.5 million in funding

KenSci, a health data startup co-founded by Ankur Teredesai and Samir Manjure, has raised $8.5 million in a Series A investment round. The startup uses machine learning technology that “helps doctors predict who might get sick and how sick they might get, and take actions to help them before it happens.” (1)

Teredesai, eScience affiliate and professor […]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Fellow Emily Fox receives presidential award

Emily Fox, eScience Institute data science fellow, has won the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Fox, associate professor of statistics and of computer science and engineering, and Amazon Professor of Machine Learning, was nominated by the National Science Foundation “for her groundbreaking work in large-scale Bayesian modeling and computational approaches to time series […]

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Fellow Cecilia Aragon receives Fulbright Award

Cecilia Aragon, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering and an eScience Institute senior data science fellow, has been conferred the distinguished Fulbright Award. Dr. Aragon will travel to the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaiso, Chile, in 2018, where she will conduct research on human-centered data science and social media analysis with Chilean scholars and teach […]

January 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Data Science for Social Good collaboration nets WSDOT funding

A collaboration between two eScience Institute Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) project leads has resulted in a financial award which allows them to continue their work. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center, and Anat Caspi, director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, both eScience fellows, answered questions submitted by Robin Brooks, […]

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eScience Institute co-sponsors human services workshop

On January 17 – 18, leaders and innovators from academic and governmental backgrounds will gather at the MetroLab Workshop on Big Data and Human Services to discuss common challenges and propose collaborative, data-driven solutions to human service issues. The workshop, co-sponsored by the eScience Institute, Urban@UW, the MetroLab Network, the City of Seattle and others, […]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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Data Science Career Fair

The 2017 UW Data Science Career Fair has been rescheduled to Fall 2017! Please return here for more information on date, location, and participating companies.
Multiple UW departments will create this great opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs working in data science to connect with companies and research labs looking for summer interns and permanent […]

January 4th, 2017|Categories: News|
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eScience Institute 2016 highlights

As 2016 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to share some of the exciting milestones the eScience Institute hit over the course of the past year. Over 2400 attendees participated in hundreds of data science events, trainings, seminars, working groups and receptions from Nov. 1, 2015 through Oct. 31, 2016. More […]

January 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |