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eScience Institute co-sponsors human services workshop

On January 17 – 18, leaders and innovators from academic and governmental backgrounds will gather at the MetroLab Workshop on Big Data and Human Services to discuss common challenges and propose collaborative, data-driven solutions to […]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

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January 4th, 2017|Categories: News|
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eScience Institute 2016 highlights

As 2016 draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to share some of the exciting milestones the eScience Institute hit over the course of the past year. Over 2400 attendees participated in […]

January 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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Fellow collaborates on genome sequencing using cloud

eScience Data Science Fellow Rob Fatland is featured in a story on the UW Information Technology website. Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions, helped graduate student Timothy Durham to reduce the time spent processing […]

December 15th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Jake VanderPlas publishes Python handbook

A new book by Jake VanderPlas, eScience Insitute’s director of research in physical sciences, was published in Nov. 2016 by O’Reilly Media. The Python Data Science Handbook is a detailed guide to the most important Python tools for data science, […]

December 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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First Geohackweek held at eScience Institute

The University of Washington’s eScience Institute hosted its first Geohackweek Nov. 14 – 18, 2016. Inspired by AstroHackWeek and Neurohackweek, the conference combined tutorials with group work (“hacks”) on computational projects in geospatial sciences.

With the help of 15 instructors, […]

December 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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eScience fellows release new music dataset

Sham Kakade, senior data science fellow, and Zaid Harchaoui, data science fellow, are part of a UW team that has developed MusicNet, a “classical music dataset … which enables machine learning algorithms to learn the features […]

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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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 […]

September 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |
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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 […]

September 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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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 […]

September 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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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 […]

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
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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 […]

August 16th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Gender differences in self-citation

Molly King of Stanford University along with colleagues from NYU and the UW, including Data Science Fellow Jevin West, recently wrote a paper investigating differences in self-citation practices between men and women. Using over 1.5 […]

August 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|

Traffic safety DataDive

In May 2016, the eScience Institute hosted a DataDive organized by DataKind and sponsored by Microsoft. The event followed a city of Seattle commitment to Vision Zero, an effort aimed at reducing traffic fatalities and […]

August 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|
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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 […]

July 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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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 […]

July 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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eScience Institute’s Ed Lazowska in the news

Ed Lazowska, eScience Institute founding director, has been featured recently in the press on a variety of science-related topics.

Lazowska is quoted in the Wall Street Journal on Apple’s new “differential privacy” technology, as well as in the Puget Sound Business […]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Nascent ImageXD event successful

The University of California, Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) recently hosted the inaugural ImageXD event, a topical group focused on image processing.

ImageXD offered a unique opportunity for researchers who use images as a primary source […]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Data Science for Social Good Program Kicks Off

The eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is in full swing this summer, with fellows from eight different universities participating in four data-intensive research projects. This year’s teams are focused on urban […]

June 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Viziometrics: a search engine for scientific images

While good graphics are considered a critical component of an effective scientific paper, literature search engines have historically been text or citation based.

This week the MIT Technology Review highlighted the first visual search engine for […]

June 1st, 2016|Categories: News|

Sparse identification of nonlinear dynamics

Data Science Fellow Steven Brunton and colleagues recently published a paper in PNAS applying machine learning to dynamical systems and control in engineering. This work involves a novel approach to discovering governing equations from data.

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April 29th, 2016|Categories: News|