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  • DSSG fellows Orysya Stus, Michael Vlah, Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar. Photo: Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

Data Science for Social Good fellows take AI prize

By Robin Brooks
Four of the 2017 eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellows took first place in the Seattle Global AI Hackathon, “the world’s first ever AI hackathon series”. Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar, Orysya Stus, and Michael Vlah met during the DSSG program and designed a fake news detector called Breaking News based on a […]

  • Nick Bolton, left, with DSSG team members Kaicheng Tan, Jess Hamilton, Meg Drouhard, Thomas Disley, Anat Caspi, Vaughn Iverson, and Bryna Hazelton

Data science team wins Husky Seed Fund Award

By Robin Brooks
A team of data scientists, including Anat Caspi, data science fellow and director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, Nick Bolton, former Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) project lead, ethnographer Anissa Tanweer, and former DSSG Student Fellows Jess Hamilton and Kaicheng Tan, along with collaborators from the eScience Institute, Urban@UW and Sound Transit, have […]

  • WideOpen is a new open-source tool to help advance open science by automatically detecting datasets that are overdue for publication. Its use on the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) led to the dramatic drop of overdue datasets, with 400 datasets released within the first week.PLOS Biology

Bill Howe co-develops new WideOpen data tool

By Robin Brooks
Bill Howe, associate director of the Institute, is the co-creator of WideOpen, a new tool that may “help advance open science by automatically detecting datasets that are overdue for publication”.

Find the paper on the tool on PLOS Biology, and learn more about WideOpen in UW Today, Nature News, and The Scientist.

June 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
  • An image of a cloud with Cloudmaven written inside it.

Cloud Maven website released

By Robin Brooks
“We’re trying to help researchers collaborate,” said Rob Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions. “We’re advocating for their success. We offer options they may not realize are available to them.” added Amanda Tan, UW research computing cloud technology lead developer. The pair, who work at the eScience Institute, are the creators […]

June 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • A photo of Ben Marwick.

Fellow published in Nature Neuroscience

By Robin Brooks
Ben Marwick, eScience data science fellow and member of the steering committee, has co-authored a commentary piece published May 25, 2017, in Nature Neuroscience. The article “Toward standard practices for sharing computer code and programs in neuroscience” provides tools and guidelines to follow to encourage neuroscientists to practice open science.

Marwick calls the concept “revolutionary” as […]

May 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
  • Rachael Dottle speaks at the NetMob17 conference.

Data Science for Social Good fellow presents at NetMob17

Rachael Dottle, a 2016 eScience Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellow, recently presented a paper titled “A tool for estimating and visualizing poverty maps” at NetMob17 in Milan, Italy. This paper is a direct outgrowth of the team’s DSSG project. We reached out to Dottle to find out how her trip went; here are her […]

May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • Dr. Nicholas Reder at the 2017 Incubator Program midterm presentations

eScience Winter Incubator Program spotlight

By Robin Brooks
For ten weeks over the winter 2017 quarter, the UW eScience Institute hosted its annual Winter Incubator Program, a collaborative intensive designed to connect data scientists from the Institute and domain scientists with the goal of fostering new research discoveries. Projects were selected from a pool of applications, and the work began in […]

May 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • David Beck introduces a seminar speaker

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 Rob Fatland

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: , , |