Mission Statement

The eScience Institute empowers researchers and students in all fields to answer fundamental questions through the use of large, complex, and noisy data. As the hub of data-intensive discovery on campus, we lead a community of innovators in the techniques, technologies, and best practices of data science and the fields that depend on them.

Specifically, we:

1. Bring expertise and help researchers at UW to leverage data science tools, methods, and best practices in their research and in their grant proposals.

2. Are data science experts and, in collaboration with faculty at UW, advance the state-of-the-art in data science methods and in domain sciences that benefit from them.

Learn more in our white paper “Creating institutional change in data science.”


The eScience Institute is made up of a diverse group of individuals with backgrounds in physics, astronomy, bio-engineering, bioinformatics, data management techniques, and computer science, who act as matchmakers, helping researchers apply the most appropriate technology to their research.

Meet our people


The eScience Institute is led by Andrew Connolly (Director), with guidance from a small Executive Committee and a larger Steering Committee comprised of distinguished researchers across a variety of fields.

Meet our leadership

Data Science Environment Working Groups

The Moore/Sloan Data Science Environment is organized broadly into working groups including: Data Science Education and Career Paths, Reproducible Science and Open Source Software, Data Science Studies, Neuroinformatics, Computational Demography, and Satellite Image Analysis. Participants are drawn from all over campus.

Learn more about our working groups

Algorithmic Foundations for Data Science Institute (ADSI)

ADSI is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Tripods Institute at the University of Washington funded by the NSF grant CCF 1740551. It also sits under the umbrella of the broader eScience Institute, which serves as a portal to data science initiatives at the UW. ADSI focuses on developing theoretical and algorithmic tools bridging mathematics, computer science, and statistics for addressing contemporary data science challenges.

Learn more about ADSI

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WRF Data Science Studio

The eScience Institute is located in the Washington Research Foundation Data Science Studio, on the 6th floor of the Physics/Astronomy Tower on the southwest corner of the University of Washington campus. The studio features a 360 degree view that includes some of Seattle’s iconic landmarks.

Learn more about our WRF Data Science Studio

Sponsors and Partners

The institutions and organizations that make our work possible.


Visit Us

If you answer yes to any of the following questions come visit us!

  • Are you looking for a good place to study? Like a good view?
  • Planning or working on a data intensive project?
  • Would you like help using computational software?
  • Interested learning more about the eScience institute and its resources?

For detailed directions click the link below

How To Visit Us


Watch a short video on YouTube to learn about what we do here at the Institute.