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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 […]

  • 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 […]

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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 […]

April 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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High Performance Computing Club receives grant

By Robin Brooks
The UW High Performance Computing Club has been awarded a $10,000 grant to provide student access to cloud computing. “Students can apply for cloud credit and learn how to take advantage of the cloud’s capacity for […]

April 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • A crowd attends the UW Data Science Poster and Networking Session

Poster and networking session success

By Robin Brooks

The UW Data Science Poster and Networking Session, hosted by the eScience Institute, was held on February 21, 2017, at the Mary Gates Commons. Over 50 students, postdoctoral candidates and researchers  representing more […]

February 28th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Microsoft $1M gift for new UW, UBC urban data partnership

By Robin Brooks
The University of Washington and the University of British Columbia are partnering on a new collaboration called the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative (CUAC), which will connect researchers, students and public stakeholders working on urban issues […]

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Data Science Environments partners publish reproducibility book

By Robin Brooks

Researchers from the UW’s eScience Institute, New York University Center for Data Science and Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) have authored a new book titled The Practice of Reproducible Research. Representatives from the three […]

February 1st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Fellow proposes critical analysis course

By Robin Brooks

Jevin West, data science fellow and assistant professor in the UW Information School, and Carl T. Bergstrom, professor of biology, have proposed a new course meant to develop critical analysis skills. Tentatively titled Calling […]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Affiliate’s health startup receives $8.5 million in funding

By Robin Brooks

KenSci, a health data startup co-founded by Ankur Teredesai and Samir Manjure, has raised $8.5 million in a Series A investment round. The startup uses machine learning technology that “helps doctors predict who […]

January 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Fellow Emily Fox receives presidential award

By Robin Brooks

Emily Fox, eScience Institute data science fellow, has won the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. Fox, associate professor of statistics and of computer science and engineering, and Amazon Professor of […]

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Fellow Cecilia Aragon receives Fulbright Award

By Robin Brooks
Cecilia Aragon, professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering and an eScience Institute senior data science fellow, has been conferred the distinguished Fulbright Award. Dr. Aragon will travel to the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María […]

January 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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Data Science for Social Good collaboration nets WSDOT funding

By Robin Brooks
A collaboration between two eScience Institute Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) project leads has resulted in a financial award which allows them to continue their work. Mark Hallenbeck, director of the Washington State […]

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eScience Institute co-sponsors human services workshop

By Robin Brooks
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 […]

January 13th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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Data Science Career Fair

The 2017 UW Data Science Career Fair will be held on Monday, October 23 from noon to 5 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom.
Multiple UW departments and programs are working together to create this opportunity for […]

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

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

January 3rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
  • Tim Durham and Rob Fatland stand in front of a genome poster

Fellow collaborates on genome sequencing using cloud

 
By Robin Brooks

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 […]

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

By Robin Brooks
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 […]

December 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • Participants engage in a workshop at Geohackweek

First Geohackweek held at eScience Institute

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

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

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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eScience fellows co-author data analysis book

By Robin Brooks
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) […]

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Welcoming the fall 2016 data science postdoctoral fellows

By Robin Brooks

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, […]

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2016 Moore-Sloan Data Science Summit

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

November 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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eScience Institute hosts welcome event

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

September 29th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • Neurohackweek participants work on their laptops

eScience Institute hosts Neurohackweek

By Robin Brooks

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, […]

September 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |