Mission Statement

Rapid advances in technology are transforming nearly every field from “data-poor” to “data-rich.” The ability to extract knowledge from this abundance of data is the cornerstone of 21st century discovery. At the University of Washington eScience Institute, our mission is to engage researchers across disciplines in developing and applying advanced computational methods and tools to real-world problems in data-intensive discovery.


The eScience Institute is made up of a diverse group of individuals with backgrounds in physics, astronomy, bio-engineering, bioinformatics, data management techniques, and computer science, who act as matchmakers, helping researchers apply the most appropriate technology to their research.

Meet our people


The eScience Institute is led by Magda Balazinska (Director), with guidance from a small Executive Committee and a larger Steering Committee comprised of distinguished researchers across a variety of fields.

Meet our leadership

Data Science Environment Working Groups

The Moore/Sloan Data Science Environment is organized broadly into six working groups: Career Paths and Alternative Metrics, Education and Training, Software Tools, Environments, and Support, Reproducibility and Open Science, Data Science Studies, Working Spaces and Culture. Working Group leads are from the eScience Steering Committee, but participants are drawn from all over campus.

Learn more about our working groups

WRF Data Science Studio

The eScience Institute is located in the Washington Research Foundation Data Science Studio, on the 6th floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower on the southwest corner of the University of Washington campus. The studio features a 360 degree view that includes some of Seattle’s iconic landmarks.

Learn more about our WRF Data Science Studio

Sponsors and Partners

The institutions and organizations that make our work possible.

Learn more about our Sponsors and Partners

Visit Us

If you answer yes to any of the following questions come visit us!

  • Are you looking for a good place to study? Like a good view?
  • Planning or working on a data intensive project?
  • Would you like help using computational software?
  • Interested learning more about the eScience institute and its resources?

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How To Visit Us