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NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Challenges

This past weekend undergraduate students from the University of Washington participated in a multi-day “ideathon” focused on important urban issues including equity and access to public space, public transportations as a public good, youth and […]

September 28th, 2015|Categories: News|

eScience Fall Welcome

Graduate students, postdocs, data scientists, faculty, and numerous others filled into the crowded seminar room at the WRF Data Science Studio yesterday afternoon for the eScience Fall Welcome. After opening remarks from eScience Director Ed Lazowska, brief […]

September 22nd, 2015|Categories: News|

UW Partners with Seattle for Smart Cities Initiative

UW Today is reporting that, as part of a new White House Smart Cities Initiative called The MetroLab Network, the University of Washington has partnered with the City of Seattle in joining “a new national […]

September 14th, 2015|Categories: News|

Data Science for Social Good – Final Presentations

On Thursday, August 20th, the four project teams for eScience’s Data Science for Social Goodsummer program gathered one last time to make their final presentations in front of a room filled to capacity with distinguished […]

August 25th, 2015|Categories: News|

UW hosts NSF-sponsored Data Science Workshop 2015

Data Science Workshop 2015, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, will be held at the University of Washington on August 5-7. The workshop will bring together 100 graduate students from across the nation, representing diverse […]

August 5th, 2015|Categories: News|

Data Science for Social Good: Improving Service to Homeless Familes

Authors: Fabliha Ibnat (UW eScience Institute DSSG intern), Chris Suberlak (UW eScience Institute DSSG intern), Jason Portenoy (UW eScience Institute DSSG intern), Joan Wang (UW eScience Institute DSSG intern), Xitlalit Sanchez (UW ALVA student intern), Cameron Holt (UW ALVA student intern), Neil Roche (BMGF, Data Scientist), Anjana Sundaram (BMGF, Data […]

August 5th, 2015|Categories: News|

University of Washington Waives Indirect Cost on Cloud Services

UW CSE News reports that UW has waived indirect cost on cloud services, removing disincentives to the selecting research computing and storage options.

eScience Director Ed Lazowska writes:

This decision removes one of several bizarre disincentives to the […]

July 28th, 2015|Categories: News|

Data Science for Social Good Project Midterms

Last week the four project teams from our Data Science for Social Good summer program gathered in the WRF Data Science Studio to present project updates to eScience’s Executive Committee and other invited guests. It […]

July 27th, 2015|Categories: News|

Preface to Python Data Science Handbook (Early Release)

O’Reilly Publishing has released a preface to Python Data Science Handbook (Early Release) by Jake VanderPlas, eScience’s Senior Data Scientist and Director of Research, Physical Sciences.

“What is data science?” VanderPlas writes. “It’s a surprisingly hard […]

July 20th, 2015|Categories: News|

Data Science for Social Good: Week Two – Welcome ALVA Students!

The second week of eScience’s Data Science for Social Good summer program kicked off with the arrival students from Alliances for Learning and Vision for Underrepresented Americans (ALVA), a program that targets underrepresented students in […]

June 26th, 2015|Categories: News|

Study Shows Alaska Glacier Melt Contributing to Sea Level Rise

A study in the Geophysical Research Letters found that over the past 19 years Alaska’s melting glaciers have sent 75 gigatons of water annually into the ocean. How much glacial melt is that? It’s a […]

June 24th, 2015|Categories: News|

The Promise of Big Data: Q&A With eScience’s Andrew Connolly

University of Washington’s Andrew Connolly recently spoke with UW Today’s Peter Kelley to discuss his work on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), calling it “one of the most exciting experiments in astrophysics today.”

Connolly, a […]

June 23rd, 2015|Categories: News|
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eScience Director Ed Lazowska Receives David B. Thorud Leadership Award

eScience Founding Director and Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in UW’s Computer Science and Engineering, Ed Lazowska, was awarded the University of Washington David B. Thorud Leadership Award yesterday in a ceremony honoring 2015 recipients.

“Ed […]

June 12th, 2015|Categories: News|

eScience Co-Sponsoring SciPy 2015 Conference

The University of Washington eScience Institute is proud to announce a joint sponsorship of the 2015 Scientific Computing with Python conference with our partners at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science and the NYU Center […]

June 1st, 2015|Categories: News|

Data Science for Social Good Projects

 

The eScience Institute kicked off its inaugural Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program the week of June 15th. Modeled after similar programs at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech, with elements from our own […]

May 29th, 2015|Categories: News|

2015 WRF and Moore/Sloan Postdoctoral Fellows

The University of Washington's eScience Institute is pleased to welcome the following WRF and Moore/Sloan Postdoctoral Fellows for 2015.
April 1st, 2015|Categories: News|

Welcome New eScience Staff

Please join us in welcoming the following new staff members to the University of Washington's eScience Institute.
April 1st, 2015|Categories: News|

Community Data Science Workshops (Spring 2015)

The Community Data Science Workshops in Spring 2015 are a series of project-based workshops being held at the University of Washington for anyone interested in learning how to use programming and data science tools to […]

March 25th, 2015|Categories: News|

UW Becomes Software Carpentry Partner

We are very pleased to announce that the eScience Institute at the University of Washington has become a partner of the Software Carpentry Foundation.

Since its creation in 2008, the eScience Institute has worked to create the intellectual and physical […]

February 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|

Undercurrents at the DSE Summit

Blog post by Brittany Fiore-Silfvast

The Data Science Environment (DSE) Summit took place in beautiful Monterey, CA at the Asilomar Conference Center. The Summit brought together over a hundred participants across three universities (UW, UC Berkeley […]

October 24th, 2014|Categories: News|

UW “Trend in Engineering” Features Data Science

from UW CSE News:

SeaFlow, a research instrument developed in the lab of UW School of Oceanography director Ginger Armbrust, analyzes 15,000 marine microorganisms per second, generating up to 15 gigabytes of data every single day […]

October 6th, 2014|Categories: News|

UW CSE’s Jeff Heer is one of 14 Moore Foundation “Data-Driven Discovery Investigators”

from UW CSE News:

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation joined last year with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation in a process that ultimately selected the University of Washington, UC Berkeley, and New York University as […]

October 6th, 2014|Categories: News|

TED Talk: What’s the Next Window into Our Universe?

Big Data is everywhere — even the skies. In an informative talk, astronomer Andrew Connolly shows how large amounts of data are being collected about our universe, recording it in its ever-changing moods. Just how […]

October 3rd, 2014|Categories: News|