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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: , |
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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|
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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|
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Monarch butterfly migration cues depend on the Sun

Eli Shlizerman, Data Science Fellow and Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, and his biologist colleagues published a model for a sun compass used by monarch butterflies for navigation during their annual migration. […]

April 15th, 2016|Categories: News|
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The Data Science Incubator: a unique environment for geospatial data science education

Anthony Arendt, eScience Institute Data Science Fellow and Applied Physics Laboratory Senior Research Scientist, contributed an American Geophysical Union blog post about two Earth sciences projects that were part of the recently completed 2016 Winter […]

April 13th, 2016|Categories: News|
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Panama Papers Leak

USA Today quoted eScience Associate Director Bill Howe  in an April 5th article about the 11.5 million documents recently leaked from a Panamanian law firm pertaining to hidden offshore accounts and business transactions. Howe notes […]

April 6th, 2016|Categories: News|
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Community-level data science and its spheres of influence: beyond novelty squared

Brittany Fiore-Gartland and Anissa Tanweer

Data science has many characterizations, but in academia it is often talked about as pushing the limits of both methodological and domain science, what Josh Bloom, a Professor of Astronomy at […]

April 4th, 2016|Categories: News|
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Mayor Murray Signs Historic Open Data Executive Order

On February 26th, Mayor Ed Murray signed an Executive Order instituting a new open data policy for all City of Seattle departments.

Bill Howe, Associate Director of the eScience Institute, noted, “The City’s leadership in instituting […]

March 4th, 2016|Categories: News|
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A New Innovation Model for the 21st Century

eScience Institute Founding Director Ed Lazowska, Senior Data Science Fellow Tom Daniel, and other UW leaders recently wrote an article describing how the “University of Washington…can serve as a model for research institutions across the […]

March 4th, 2016|Categories: News|
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Call for Proposals – 2017 Data Science for Social Good

Program Overview – The UW eScience Institute is excited to announce the third offering of the Data Science for Social Good summer program.

We invite short proposals for 10-week data-intensive research projects requiring collaboration in scalable […]

March 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|
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Bingni Brunton awarded Sloan Fellowship for early-career research

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Four faculty members at the University of Washington been awarded early-career fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The new Sloan Fellows, announced Feb. 23, include Bingni Brunton, assistant […]

February 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|
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Data Science Poster Session Draws Crowds

The eScience Institute hosted a very successful and well-attended Data Science Poster and Networking Session in Mary Gates Hall Commons on February 10th, 2016. As the second (soon to be annual) event of its kind, […]

February 17th, 2016|Categories: News|
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Studying The Ocean From Within

A technological door has opened on studying the ocean from within.
January 13th, 2016|Categories: News|
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UW Approves Master of Science in Data Science

We’re extremely pleased to announce that UW’s Board of Regents has granted approval for a new Master of Science in Data Science program. Scheduled to begin in fall of 2016, and offering full- and part-time […]

December 14th, 2015|Categories: News|
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The eScience Institute is Hiring a Grants Manager

The eScience Institute is pleased to announce that we have an outstanding opportunity for a Grants Manager that will independently manage all fiscal components of the eScience Institute.

About you: You enjoy a fast-paced and dynamic […]

December 14th, 2015|Categories: News|
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UW Announces Two New Positions in Support of Data-Intensive Discovery Initiative

Shortly after being named University of Washington Provost, Anne Marie Cauce (now the UW’s president) asked eScience Founding Director Ed Lazowska and Steering Committee member Werner Stuetzle to advise on additional steps to undertake to ensure that the […]

December 14th, 2015|Categories: News|
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Visualization Research Papers Catches Stephen Few’s Eye

A blog posting on Perceptual Edge by data visualization expert Stephen Few features two papers that caught his eye at this year’s IEEE VisWeek Conference.

The first, “Voyager: Exploratory Analysis via Faceted Browsing of Visualization Recommendations” […]

December 8th, 2015|Categories: News|
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Predicting Poverty And Wealth From Mobile Phone Metadata

Accurate and timely estimates of population characteristics are a critical input to...
December 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|
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UW Research Science Team Takes 2nd in WSDM Cup

Congratulations to Team Eigenfactor for taking 2nd place in the WSDM Cup Challenge.
December 1st, 2015|Categories: News|