Monthly Archives: March 2018

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  • By combining artificial and human intelligence to improve mountain flood prediction, researchers hope to facilitate a better understanding of floods in coastal Washington watersheds. During a November 2015 flood of the Skagit River near Sedro-Woolley, Wash., resident Greg Platt moves bicycles to higher ground. Photo credit: Skagit Valley Herald. The modeled flood shown was the largest most recent flood caused by an atmospheric river (AR) event in 2006. Snow and ice are critical natural reservoirs of water resources. Improved understanding is expected to improve management decisions, planning, climate impact assessment, flood & drought resiliency. Before the incubator, hydrologic modeling predications were reported with unknown uncertainty estimates. The work accomplished during the Winter Incubator resulted in a standard method for ensuring ergodic, optimal model behavior required to support hypothesis testing used in scientific decision making. Given the hours of model run time required, the computing demand could not have been possible without the help of UW IT Cloud Services and Amazon Web Services.

Reflections on the 2018 Winter Incubator program

Nineteen project leads, eScience data scientists, and researchers participated in this year’s Winter Incubator program, which focused on projects in hydrology, political science, astronomy, atmospheric science and neuroscience. The five teams met over the course of 10 weeks to develop their projects, and presented their results on Mar. 13, 2018 in the WRF Data Science […]

March 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Students in the course

Masters students finish course on governance analytics

Twenty-two students participated in the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance’s course “Computational Thinking for¬†Governance Analytics” held in the winter quarter. The course was created and taught by professor Jose Manuel Magallanes, an expert on computational social science, who is a visiting professor and senior data science fellow whose presence at the UW […]