Robin

­

About Robin Brooks

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Robin Brooks has created 58 blog entries.
  • Participants in the West Big Data Hub Data Carpentry workshop. Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

Extending data science training across the West

In partnership with the West Big Data Innovation Hub, the eScience Institute hosted a hands-on Data Carpentry Instructor Training Mar. 22 – 23 in the WRF Data Science Studio. Participant teams hailed from across the western region representing universities, government, and community organizations in Alaska, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and California.

All have now been certified to […]

April 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • Jenny Muilenberg presents at the UW Data Science Summit. Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

First UW Data Science Summit a success

By Robin Brooks
Over 200 students, faculty, staff, and community members attended the first annual UW Data Science Summit, a two-day conference hosted by the eScience Institute. The cross-disciplinary event, which was held on the Seattle campus, featured keynote speakers Emily Fox of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and the Department […]

April 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]