Monthly Archives: August 2019

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Humans changed global environment earlier than previously thought

August 29, 2019

Ben Marwick, senior data science fellow, is the co-author on new research published in Science using crowdsourced archaeology research. The paper, titled “Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use” illustrates that the global impacts on Earth by humans in prehistory go back earlier than previous estimates. The research, “pushes back the […]

August 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Data Science for Social Good team analyzes equity of congestion pricing on Interstate 405

By Emily F. Keller
August 19, 2019

A team in the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program has partnered with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to study the usage patterns, price sensitivities and equity impacts of congestion pricing on Interstate 405.

The project utilizes data on the more than 16 million trips taken in […]

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Team develops prototype tool on accessory dwelling units for homeowners

By Emily F. Keller
August 16, 2019

The City of Seattle is collaborating with an interdisciplinary team in the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program on a project to encourage the development of affordable accessory dwelling units (ADUs). The team is prototyping an informational tool for homeowners and researchers as part of broader citywide […]

August 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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Data Science for Social Good team analyzes peer support data to understand ‘helpfulness’

By Emily F. Keller
August 14, 2019

Young adults who face mental health struggles often turn to social media for peer support, leaving a large data trail in a field that has been traditionally documented through qualitative work. A team at the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program at the University of Washington (UW) […]

August 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Team develops ‘Algorithmic Equity Toolkit’ at Data Science for Social Good program

By Emily F. Keller
August 7, 2019

Community advocates who are concerned about the impacts of surveillance technologies and algorithmic decision systems (ADSs) will have a new set of examination tools soon. A team at the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program at the University of Washington (UW) is developing a package of tools […]

August 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Bernease Herman receives Mozilla Research Grant

August 6, 2019

Bernease Herman, eScience data scientist, has been awarded a $25,000 Mozilla Research Grant (2019H1) for her project titled “Toward generalizable methods for measuring bias in crowdsourced speech datasets and validation processes.”

The project aims to measure dataset bias in the Mozilla Common Voice crowdsourced speech collection process and dataset. Given the goals of the […]

August 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |