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NASA High Mountain Asia Project

By Robin Brooks
Over one billion people live downstream of the region referred to as High Mountain Asia, an area ranging from the Hindu Kush and Tien Shan in the west to the Eastern Himalaya, and […]

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Social good fellows win Seattle Angelhack

By Robin Brooks
2017 Data Science for Social Good fellows Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar, and Orysya Stus, with UW electrical engineering PhD student Yana Sosnovskaya, competed in and won the ‘Best use of HERE Technologies’ challenge […]

  • UW and UBC fellows meet in Vancouver

Data Science for Social Good fellows meet in Vancouver

By Robin Brooks
The first Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative Summit took place on the University of British Columbia campus July 13 – 14. eScience Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) student fellows and project leads joined with […]

  • DSSG fellows Orysya Stus, Michael Vlah, Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar. Photo: Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

Data Science for Social Good fellows take AI prize

By Robin Brooks
Four of the 2017 eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellows took first place in the Seattle Global AI Hackathon, “the world’s first ever AI hackathon series”. Brett Bejcek, Mayuree Binjolkar, Orysya Stus, […]

  • Nick Bolton, left, with DSSG team members Kaicheng Tan, Jess Hamilton, Meg Drouhard, Thomas Disley, Anat Caspi, Vaughn Iverson, and Bryna Hazelton

Data science team wins Husky Seed Fund Award

By Robin Brooks
A team of data scientists, including Anat Caspi, data science fellow and director of the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, Nick Bolton, former Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) project lead, ethnographer Anissa Tanweer, […]

  • WideOpen is a new open-source tool to help advance open science by automatically detecting datasets that are overdue for publication. Its use on the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) led to the dramatic drop of overdue datasets, with 400 datasets released within the first week.PLOS Biology

Bill Howe co-develops new WideOpen data tool

By Robin Brooks
Bill Howe, associate director of the Institute, is the co-creator of WideOpen, a new tool that may “help advance open science by automatically detecting datasets that are overdue for publication”.

Find the paper on […]

June 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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Cloud Maven website released

By Robin Brooks
“We’re trying to help researchers collaborate,” said Rob Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions. “We’re advocating for their success. We offer options they may not realize are available to them.” added […]

June 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Fellow published in Nature Neuroscience

By Robin Brooks
Ben Marwick, eScience data science fellow and member of the steering committee, has co-authored a commentary piece published May 25, 2017, in Nature Neuroscience. The article “Toward standard practices for sharing computer code and programs […]

May 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
  • Rachael Dottle speaks at the NetMob17 conference.

Data Science for Social Good fellow presents at NetMob17

Rachael Dottle, a 2016 eScience Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellow, recently presented a paper titled “A tool for estimating and visualizing poverty maps” at NetMob17 in Milan, Italy. This paper is a direct outgrowth […]

May 24th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • Dr. Nicholas Reder at the 2017 Incubator Program midterm presentations

eScience Winter Incubator Program spotlight

By Robin Brooks
For ten weeks over the winter 2017 quarter, the UW eScience Institute hosted its annual Winter Incubator Program, a collaborative intensive designed to connect data scientists from the Institute and domain scientists with […]

May 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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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 […]

  • A student focuses at the Cloud 101 Immersion Day

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 […]

  • Research workflow from a case study inThe Practice of Reproducible Research

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|