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  • A photo of the first cohort of data science Masters degree students

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: , , , |
  • The cover of the book "Python Data Science Handbook" featuring a lizard

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: , , |
  • A screenshot of the MusicNet tool in action via YouTube

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: , , , , |
  • A graphic from the cover of the book "Dynamic Mode Decomposition: Data-Driven Modeling of Complex Systems"

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) […]

  • A collage of four square portraits featuring the postdoctoral fellows

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, […]

  • A group of people dressed warmly on top of a rooftop

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: , |
  • Students and data scientists observe a lecture

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: , , |
  • A photo of Emilio Zagheni

eScience Institute fellow Zagheni wins award

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

September 8th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • A collage of four photos featuring the fellows and their advisors

DSSG projects highlighted in the media

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

August 23rd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
  • A photo of Micaela Parker and Sarah Stone

Oceanography article features eScience Institute managers

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

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|
  • Rad Roberts stands at a podium next to a sign listing the benefits of the Perfect Pitch session

WRF Perfect Pitch & Poster Session a Success

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

July 19th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • Fifteen of the Data Science for Social Good fellows pose in front of the WRF Data Science Studio sign

Meet the 2016 Data Science for Social Good fellows

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

July 7th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • A photo of Ed Lazowska smiling

eScience Institute’s Ed Lazowska in the news

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • A group of people stand formally in front of a building

Nascent ImageXD event successful

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • People sitting at tables eating and talking

Data Science for Social Good Program kicks off

By Robin Brooks

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 […]

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.

Video […]

April 29th, 2016|Categories: News|

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|

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|