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David Beck appointed associate director of DIRECT program

By Robin Brooks
David Beck, eScience senior data science fellow, director of research and life sciences, and research assistant professor in chemical engineering, has been promoted to associate director of the Data Intensive Research Enabling Clean Technologies (DIRECT) program. DIRECT, a UW Clean Energy Institute graduate training program in data-enabled discovery and design of advanced materials […]

  • Christine Gregoire, former governor of Washington state, speaks at the National Transportation Data Challenge Launch Event

eScience Institute co-hosts Transportation Data Challenge Launch Event

By Robin Brooks
The eScience Institute and the West Big Data Innovation Hub co-hosted the National Transportation Data Challenge Launch Event, held May 2 – 3, 2017. The event drew dozens of participants in-person at the WRF Data Science Studio and the Husky Union Building Lyceum, and more via online streaming, to learn about the rising […]

  • A student focuses at the Cloud 101 Immersion Day

Cloud 101 Hands-On Immersion Workshop held

By Robin Brooks

UW Research Computing, in conjunction with the eScience Institute, held its first Cloud 101 Hands-On Immersion Workshop on April 4, 2017, at the Husky Union Building. There were 46 registered participants, including researchers, faculty and students from the main UW campus, as well as researchers from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and graduate students […]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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High Performance Computing Club receives grant

By Robin Brooks
The UW High Performance Computing Club has been awarded a $10,000 grant to provide student access to cloud computing. “Students can apply for cloud credit and learn how to take advantage of the cloud’s capacity for massive-scale computing as well as learning best practices for cost management and data security,” according to a release on the […]

April 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • A crowd attends the UW Data Science Poster and Networking Session

Poster and networking session success

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

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

By Robin Brooks
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 workflow from a case study inThe Practice of Reproducible Research

Data Science Environments partners publish reproducibility book

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

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

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

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

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

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

By Robin Brooks

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 […]