Ariel Rokem

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Researchers receive five-year grant to study homelessness and education

By Emily Keller

The University of Washington (UW) eScience Institute has received a five-year, $754,601 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance data analytics at organizations serving the homeless in the Puget Sound region, with a focus on educational outcomes.

Through this grant, researchers at the UW will collaborate with foundation grantees that focus on […]

January 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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Neurohackweek: an international collaboration

By Ariel Rokem, data scientist and Neurohackweek organizer

Forty graduate students, postdocs, research staff and faculty took part in Neurohackweek 2017, including international attendees from Turkey, Russia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Denmark.

The neuroscience conference, which ran Sept. 4 – 8, kicked off with a talk by Russ Poldrack (Stanford University) posing the problems of reproducibility in […]

October 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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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, part summer school (including tutorials on cloud computing with Amazon Web Services, image processing with open source tools, modeling and […]

September 13th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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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 primary source of data to gather together to collaborate, problem-solve, network and learn new skills.

A breakout session at the 2015 […]

July 6th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , |