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  • Neurohackweek participants work on their laptops

eScience Institute hosts Neurohackweek

More than 40 neuroscientists gathered at the University of Washington eScience Institute for the first-ever Neurohackweek, held Sept. 5 – 9. Inspired by AstroHackWeek and previous brainhack.org events, the week was part conference, part summer school (including tutorials on cloud computing with Amazon Web Services, image processing with open source tools, modeling and statistics, and […]

September 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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eScience Institute fellow Zagheni wins award

eScience Institute fellow Emilio Zagheni, assistant professor of sociology, was awarded the 2016 “Trailblazer Award for Demographic Analysis” at the recent European Association for Population Studies conference. The award is conferred every two years for “outstanding achievements by an individual scholar in the development and application of the methods of demographic analysis.”

The committee members lauded […]

September 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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DSSG projects highlighted in the media

The eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good fellows presented their final projects on August, 18th to a packed auditorium.

The sixteen fellows have been working for the last ten weeks on four projects designed to tackle urban issues that might be solved with data analysis.

The final presentations received media coverage (see below), especially the groups […]

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
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Oceanography article features eScience Institute managers

Micaela Parker and Sarah Stone, eScience Institute managers, have been profiled in the quarterly edition of Oceanography (volume 29, edition 2), a publication of The Oceanography Society. Parker and Stone’s role is unique in the University of Washington community, because it is the first management job share.

Though some cutting of red tape was required, the […]

August 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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WRF Perfect Pitch & Poster Session a Success

The Washington Research Foundation (WRF) Perfect Pitch and Poster Contest was held on Tuesday, July 12th in the HUB South Ballroom. Participants from all four of the WRF-funded research institutes at the University of Washington competed in the event, which challenges contestants to improve their communication skills. All competitors conveyed their research visually through a poster, and […]

July 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • Fifteen of the Data Science for Social Good fellows pose in front of the WRF Data Science Studio sign

Meet the 2016 Data Science for Social Good fellows

Their schools, goals, specialties, countries and backgrounds vary. So what compels 16 college students to work full-time for a summer analyzing data?

The eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good program allows fellows the opportunity to develop new skills, learn from one another, and receive guidance from top-notch scientists on their project goals.

This year’s fellows are […]

July 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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eScience Institute’s Ed Lazowska in the news

Ed Lazowska, eScience Institute founding director, has been featured recently in the press on a variety of science-related topics.

Lazowska is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on Apple’s new “differential privacy” technology, as well as in the Puget Sound Business Journal on the need for expansion of UW’s computer science program.

“Student interest in computer science is booming,” he says, in Geekwire’s feature […]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Nascent ImageXD event successful

The University of California, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) recently hosted the inaugural ImageXD event, a topical group focused on image processing.

ImageXD offered a unique opportunity for researchers who use images as a primary source of data to gather together to collaborate, problem-solve, network and learn new skills.

A breakout session at the 2015 Moore-Sloan Data […]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Data Science for Social Good Program Kicks Off

The eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is in full swing this summer, with fellows from eight different universities participating in four data-intensive research projects. This year’s teams are focused on urban science, with each group aiming to extract and comprehend relevant, usable information out of data from metropolitan environments.

Topics include mining […]

June 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |