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  • Ben Marwick explaining to visitors. 2012 season. Picture by Dominic O’Brien. Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation 2015

Interview with archaeologist Ben Marwick

By Robin Brooks

The pioneering archaeology work of Ben Marwick, data science fellow and member of the eScience Institute Steering Committee, has resulted in several high-profile publications and garnered lots of media attention. His paper “Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago” was published in Nature, and “sets a new minimum age for the arrival […]

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Leadership changes at the eScience Institute

The eScience Institute is pleased to announce recent changes in leadership and institutional structure. We are extremely grateful to Ed Lazowska and Bill Howe for their inspiring leadership and look forward to their continued contributions to the eScience community.

Ed Lazowska, founding director of the eScience Institute, is stepping down from his directorial role at the […]

July 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
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NASA High Mountain Asia Project

Over one billion people live downstream of the region referred to as High Mountain Asia, an area ranging from the Hindu Kush and Tien Shan in the west to the Eastern Himalaya, and home to “the world’s largest reservoir of perennial glaciers and snow outside of the Earth’s polar ice sheets”. The High Mountain Asia […]

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Social good fellows win Seattle Angelhack

2017 Data Science for Social Good fellows Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar, and Orysya Stus, with UW electrical engineering PhD student Yana Sosnovskaya, competed in and won the ‘Best use of HERE Technologies’ challenge at Seattle’s AngelHack, July 15 -16.

The team developed an SMS-based (text messaging) application called Basic Needs, which utilizes Amazon Lambda and Amazon Lex […]

  • DSSG fellows Orysya Stus, Michael Vlah, Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar. Photo: Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

Data Science for Social Good fellows take AI prize

Four of the 2017 eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellows took first place in the Seattle Global AI Hackathon, “the world’s first ever AI hackathon series”. Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar, Orysya Stus, and Michael Vlah met during the DSSG program and designed a fake news detector called Breaking News based on a Naive Bayes […]

  • Nick Bolton, left, with DSSG team members Kaicheng Tan, Jess Hamilton, Meg Drouhard, Thomas Disley, Anat Caspi, Vaughn Iverson, and Bryna Hazelton

Data science team wins Husky Seed Fund Award

A team of data scientists, including Anat Caspi, data science fellow and director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, Nick Bolton, former Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) project lead, ethnographer Anissa Tanweer, and former DSSG Student Fellows Jess Hamilton and Kaicheng Tan, along with collaborators from the eScience Institute, Urban@UW and Sound Transit, have won a Husky […]

  • WideOpen is a new open-source tool to help advance open science by automatically detecting datasets that are overdue for publication. Its use on the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) led to the dramatic drop of overdue datasets, with 400 datasets released within the first week.PLOS Biology

Bill Howe co-develops new WideOpen data tool

Bill Howe, associate director of the Institute, is the co-creator of WideOpen, a new tool that may “help advance open science by automatically detecting datasets that are overdue for publication”.

Find the paper on the tool on PLOS Biology, and learn more about WideOpen in UW Today, Nature News, and The Scientist.

June 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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Cloud Maven website released

“We’re trying to help researchers collaborate,” said Rob Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions. “We’re advocating for their success. We offer options they may not realize are available to them.” added Amanda Tan, UW research computing cloud technology lead developer. The pair, who work at the eScience Institute, are the creators of Cloud […]

June 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Fellow published in Nature Neuroscience

Ben Marwick, eScience data science fellow and member of the steering committee, has co-authored a commentary piece published May 25, 2017, in Nature Neuroscience. The article “Toward standard practices for sharing computer code and programs in neuroscience” provides tools and guidelines to follow to encourage neuroscientists to practice open science.

Marwick calls the concept “revolutionary” as there can […]

May 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
  • Rachael Dottle speaks at the NetMob17 conference.

Data Science for Social Good fellow presents at NetMob17

Rachael Dottle, a 2016 eScience Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellow, recently presented a paper titled “A tool for estimating and visualizing poverty maps” at NetMob17 in Milan, Italy. This paper is a direct outgrowth of the team’s DSSG project. We reached out to Dottle to find out how her trip went; here are her […]

May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |