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So far Robin Brooks has created 54 blog entries.
  • Photo Courtesy of Mandalit Del Barco/NPR Richard Colón, better known by his stage name Crazy Legs at his home in Isabela, Puerto Rico, shows the before-and-after of the water filtration system he's helping deliver to people in remote areas. This photo originally appeared in https://www.npr.org/2017/10/01/554803408/richard-crazy-legs-col-n-returns-to-puerto-rico-with-a-clean-drinking-water-miss

RAPID grant awarded for Puerto Rico research

By Julia Hart for Freshwater

On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm. With sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, just two miles per hour shy of a Category 5, Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, denying 3.1 million people power or access to clean water.

Alongside efforts […]

  • A hand hovers over the touchpad of a lap, a notepad and pen next to it. Photo, University of Washington

Researchers receive five-year grant to study homelessness and education

By Emily Keller

The University of Washington (UW) eScience Institute has received a five-year, $754,601 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance data analytics at organizations serving the homeless in the Puget Sound region, with a focus on educational outcomes.

Through this grant, researchers at the UW will collaborate with foundation grantees that focus on […]

January 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
  • The sun sets at a DSSG event (and on 2017!) Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

2017 eScience Institute highlights

By Robin Brooks
It was a productive, full and fantastic year here at the eScience Institute. Students, faculty, staff, researchers and community members participated in dozens of events, workshops, seminars, poster sessions, working groups, networking opportunities, trainings, and office hours sessions to learn more about data science.

But before we ring in the new year, we thought […]

December 15th, 2017|Categories: News|
  • A graphic depicting the cycle of advances in data science methodologies

‘Creating Institutional Change in Data Science’ paper published

A new paper intended for academic leaders who seek to accelerate data-intensive discovery and data science education on their campuses has been released.

It is based on the experiences of the three institutions (New York University; University of California, Berkeley; and the University of Washington) in the Data Science Environments effort sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the […]

  • The participants in the 2017 Moore/Sloan Data Science Summit pose for a picture. Photo courtesy of New York University.

2017 Moore Sloan Data Science Summit held in New Orleans

By Robin Brooks
Over 120 people attended the Moore Sloan Data Science Summit Nov. 5 – 8, 2017, in New Orleans, LA. The conference, held to foster collaboration as part of the Moore Sloan Data Science Environments initiative, featured workshops, networking events, career development activities, seminars, lightning talks and much more.

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers, and […]

November 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • A photo of the 2015 Data Science for Social Good fellows jumping for joy

Blog: My eScience experience

By Kivan Polimis
I heard about the eScience Institute in the fall of 2014, during my first quarter at the University of Washington (UW), and was immediately drawn in by the Institute’s inclusive approach. That mention was a bulletin for the spring 2015 Community Data Science Workshop (CDSW), an outreach program run by eScience and available […]

  • Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students gather for a career workshop featuring Tom Daniel. Photo by Robin Brooks

Postdoctoral fellows join eScience team

By Robin Brooks
The eScience Institute has recently welcomed 14 new Moore-Sloan Data Science and Washington Research Foundation Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows representing 13 different departments on campus, and a breadth of research and technical specializations. Fellows hail from across the country and around the world.

This cohort joins a well-established community of affiliated postdocs and […]

November 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • Participants from Astrohackweek 2017.

Welcome from Director Magdalena Balazinska

Dear eScience team and community,

The new school year is in full gear and the eScience Institute is once again the place on campus where researchers come to learn about the latest data science tools and methods and to network with their interdisciplinary collaborators.

I would first like to thank our team and community for their exceptional […]

October 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
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2017 Geohackweek a collaborative success

By Anthony Arendt, data scientist and Geohackweek organizer
The University of Washington’s eScience Institute hosted the second annual Geohackweek Sept. 11 – 15, 2017. Inspired by AstroHackWeek and Neurohackweek, the conference combined tutorials with group work (“hacks”) on computational projects in geospatial sciences.

With the help of over 20 instructors, the event offered tutorials in open-source vector and raster […]

October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • David Beck presents at the Fall Welcome Event. Photo by Robin Brooks

Fall Welcome Event

By Robin Brooks

The eScience Institute held its annual Fall Welcome Event Oct. 2, 2017, in the WRF Data Science Studio. Dozens of students, faculty and staff members enjoyed a warm welcome from Magdalena Balazinska, director of the Institute, with additional presentations by David Beck, director of research, and a keynote speech by Sasha Aravkin, data science […]

October 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |