Monthly Archives: June 2015


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 a variety of disciplines for summer internships. The aim of ALVA is to give students first-hand, quality experiences to prepare […]

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 volume large enough to cover the state in over two feet of water. “Relative to other glacier-covered areas of the […]

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 professor in UW’s Department of Astronomy as well as a member of the eScience Executive Committee, oversaw UW’s data management […]

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 has been a truly extraordinary leader for many years and in many settings – national, regional, institutional, and departmental. […]

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 for Data Science.

This year’s conference takes place in Austin, Texas, July 6-12, and features Jake Vanderplas, eScience’s Director of Research […]

June 1st, 2015|Categories: News|