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  • A graphic from the cover of the book "Dynamic Mode Decomposition: Data-Driven Modeling of Complex Systems"

eScience fellows co-author data analysis book

Four University of Washington instructors, including three eScience Institute fellows, have co-authored the new book Dynamic Mode Decomposition (DMD): Data-Driven Modeling of Complex Systems. Senior data science fellow J. Nathan Kutz (applied mathematics, physics and electrical engineering) and fellows Steven L. Brunton (mechanical engineering and applied mathematics) and Bingni W. Brunton (biology), along with Joshua L. Proctor (Institute for Disease Modeling, applied […]

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Welcoming the fall 2016 data science postdoctoral fellows

Four researchers recently joined the eScience Institute’s as Moore/Sloan Data Science and Washington Research Foundation Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows, each from different backgrounds and departments. Michael Beyeler (neuroengineering), Yi Cao (astronomy, computer science and engineering), Eurika Kaiser (mechanical engineering, mathematics), and Dongfang Zhao (computer science, statistics) comprise the new cohort selected for the two-year program. […]

  • A group of people dressed warmly on top of a rooftop

2016 Moore-Sloan Data Science Summit

More than thirty eScience Institute staff, faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students attended the 2016 Moore-Sloan Data Science Summit October 23 – 26. The summit, held in New Paltz and New York City, New York, brought together about 150 total participants to explore the fields of academic data science.

The event was hosted by the Data Science […]

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Students and data scientists observe a lecture

eScience Institute hosts welcome event

Over three dozen students, researchers, faculty and staff attended this year’s Fall Welcome Event, held September 27th in the WRF Data Science Studio. Ed Lazowska, founding director of the institute, delivered an overview of the services the organization provides, while data scientists provided insight into the special skills and expertise they can offer during their […]

September 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • 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: , , |
  • A photo of Emilio Zagheni

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: , |
  • A collage of four photos featuring the fellows and their advisors

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: , , , , , |
  • A photo of Micaela Parker and Sarah Stone

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: , |
  • Rad Roberts stands at a podium next to a sign listing the benefits of the Perfect Pitch session

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: , |