The University of Washington eScience Institute is proud to announce a joint sponsorship of the 2015 Scientific Computing with Python conference with our partners at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science and the NYU Center for Data Science.

This year’s conference takes place in Austin, Texas, July 6-12, and features Jake Vanderplas, eScience’s Director of Research in Physical Science, as a keynote speaker. Dr. Vanderplas’ research is in astronomy, astrophysics, machine learning, and scalable computation, and he is a frequent contributor to many open source Python projects, including scikit-learn, scipy, AstroML, and others.

This year’s conference themes include Python in Data Science and Quantitative Finance / Computational Social Science. Mini-symposia include: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Geographic Information Systems (GIS); Geophysics; Oceanography and Meteorology; Computational Life and Medical Sciences, Visualization, Vision, and Imaging; and Engineering.