eScience Institute Director Ed Lazowska welcomes everyone

Graduate students, postdocs, data scientists, faculty, and numerous others filled into the crowded seminar room at the WRF Data Science Studio yesterday afternoon for the eScience Fall Welcome. After opening remarks from eScience Director Ed Lazowska, brief presentations were made by Executive Committee member Magda Balazinska, followed by eScience’s data and research scientists, and the 2015 Joint Moore/Sloan Data Science and Washington Research Foundation Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows. Each introduced themselves and summed up their areas of expertise and research; all were excited about the coming academic year and advancing eScience’s mission of data-intensive discovery in all fields. The afternoon’s presentations concluded with a delicious catered meal in the main area of the studio, and glasses were raised as everyone mingled and got to know one another better.