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  • A crowd attends the UW Data Science Poster and Networking Session

Poster and networking session success

The UW Data Science Poster and Networking Session, hosted by the eScience Institute, was held on February 21, 2017, at the Mary Gates Commons. Over 50 students, postdoctoral candidates and researchers  representing more than 30 departments on campus presented posters. Topics ranged from tracking microbubbles to open data literacy to design technologies for treating depression […]

February 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Microsoft $1M gift for new UW, UBC urban data partnership

The University of Washington and the University of British Columbia are partnering on a new collaboration called the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative (CUAC), which will connect researchers, students and public stakeholders working on urban issues across the region.

A $1 million donation from Microsoft will allow the two universities to work together using data science to research, innovate […]

  • Research workflow from a case study inThe Practice of Reproducible Research

Data Science Environments partners publish reproducibility book

Researchers from the UW’s eScience Institute, New York University Center for Data Science and Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) have authored a new book titled The Practice of Reproducible Research. Representatives from the three universities, all Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments partners, joined on January 27, 2017, at a symposium hosted by BIDS. There, speakers discussed the book’s content, […]

February 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Fellow proposes critical analysis course

Jevin West, data science fellow and assistant professor in the UW Information School, and Carl T. Bergstrom, professor of biology, have proposed a new course meant to develop critical analysis skills. Tentatively titled Calling Bull***t, the class aims to teach learners “how to think critically about the data and models that constitute evidence in the social […]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Affiliate’s health startup receives $8.5 million in funding

KenSci, a health data startup co-founded by Ankur Teredesai and Samir Manjure, has raised $8.5 million in a Series A investment round. The startup uses machine learning technology that “helps doctors predict who might get sick and how sick they might get, and take actions to help them before it happens.” (1)

Teredesai, eScience affiliate and professor […]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Fellow Emily Fox receives presidential award

Emily Fox, eScience Institute data science fellow, has won the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Fox, associate professor of statistics and of computer science and engineering, and Amazon Professor of Machine Learning, was nominated by the National Science Foundation “for her groundbreaking work in large-scale Bayesian modeling and computational approaches to time series […]

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Fellow Cecilia Aragon receives Fulbright Award

Cecilia Aragon, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering and an eScience Institute senior data science fellow, has been conferred the distinguished Fulbright Award. Dr. Aragon will travel to the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María in Valparaiso, Chile, in 2018, where she will conduct research on human-centered data science and social media analysis with Chilean scholars and teach […]

January 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Data Science for Social Good collaboration nets WSDOT funding

A collaboration between two eScience Institute Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) project leads has resulted in a financial award which allows them to continue their work. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State Transportation Center, and Anat Caspi, director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, both eScience fellows, answered questions submitted by Robin Brooks, […]

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eScience Institute co-sponsors human services workshop

On January 17 – 18, leaders and innovators from academic and governmental backgrounds will gather at the MetroLab Workshop on Big Data and Human Services to discuss common challenges and propose collaborative, data-driven solutions to human service issues. The workshop, co-sponsored by the eScience Institute, Urban@UW, the MetroLab Network, the City of Seattle and others, […]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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eScience Institute 2016 highlights

As 2016 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to share some of the exciting milestones the eScience Institute hit over the course of the past year. Over 2400 attendees participated in hundreds of data science events, trainings, seminars, working groups and receptions from Nov. 1, 2015 through Oct. 31, 2016. More […]

January 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |