Monthly Archives: December 2015


UW Approves Master of Science in Data Science

We’re extremely pleased to announce that UW’s Board of Regents has granted approval for a new Master of Science in Data Science program. Scheduled to begin in fall of 2016, and offering full- and part-time options geared towards working professionals, the 45-credit program will be held on UW’s main campus in Seattle with admissions managed […]

December 14th, 2015|Categories: News|

The eScience Institute is Hiring a Grants Manager

The eScience Institute is pleased to announce that we have an outstanding opportunity for a Grants Manager that will independently manage all fiscal components of the eScience Institute.

About you: You enjoy a fast-paced and dynamic environment. You are capable of handling multiple projects with competing deadlines efficiently and effectively and you find it rewarding to […]

December 14th, 2015|Categories: News|

UW Announces Two New Positions in Support of Data-Intensive Discovery Initiative

Shortly after being named University of Washington Provost, Anne Marie Cauce (now the UW’s president) asked eScience Founding Director Ed Lazowska and Steering Committee member Werner Stuetzle to advise on additional steps to undertake to ensure that the University of Washington was a leader in data-intensive discovery. Under the Provost’s Initiative in Data-Intensive Discovery, the Provost will consider […]

December 14th, 2015|Categories: News|

Visualization Research Papers Catches Stephen Few’s Eye

A blog posting on Perceptual Edge by data visualization expert Stephen Few features two papers that caught his eye at this year’s IEEE VisWeek Conference.

The first, “Voyager: Exploratory Analysis via Faceted Browsing of Visualization Recommendations” (PDF), is co-authored by eScience Associate Director Bill Howe. In reviewing it, Few writes: “Voyager is a visual [exploratory data […]

December 8th, 2015|Categories: News|

Predicting Poverty And Wealth From Mobile Phone Metadata

Accurate and timely estimates of population characteristics are a critical input to...
December 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|

UW Research Science Team Takes 2nd in WSDM Cup

Congratulations to Team Eigenfactor for taking 2nd place in the WSDM Cup Challenge.
December 1st, 2015|Categories: News|