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Call for Presenters – UW Data Science Seminar Series

Call for Invited Presenters – UW Data Science Seminar – University of Washington Seattle 

We are inviting applications for guest presenters for the UW Data Science Seminar, an annual lecture series at the University of Washington that hosts scholars working across applied areas of data science, such as the arts, engineering, humanities and sciences along with methodological […]

September 28th, 2022|Categories: News|

Vani Mandava joins UW as Head of Engineering for SSEC

Vani Mandava joins UW as Head of Engineering to build a world-class software engineering team to transform scientific software development.

The University of Washington eScience Institute welcomes Vani Mandava as the Head of Engineering for the newly formed UW Scientific Software Engineering Center SSEC (pronounced S Seek).

Vani has most recently been leading Trustworthy AI research engagements […]

September 27th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Learning and Doing Data for Good 2022 Conference

Earlier this month the eScience Institute held the “Learning and Doing Data For Good” conference, an event for current students and alumni in university-based data for good programs, their project partners, and data science professionals. The goal was to inspire discussions and networking with others who are motivated to learn from and meet the needs […]

Black-owned restaurants disproportionately impacted during pandemic

During the first year of the pandemic, and amid protests for racial justice following the murder of George Floyd, tech companies such as Google, Yelp and DoorDash started “Black-owned” labelling campaigns to encourage customer support for restaurants and other businesses.

But new research, using cellphone location data, shows that visits to restaurants that identify as Black-owned, […]

September 7th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

OceanHackweek 2022

OceanHackWeek (OHW) 2022 concluded on August 19th after five days of collaborative data exploration, peer learning, and software development. Expanding on a successful hybrid event in 2021, OHW22 was a global virtual event with six regional satellites around the world to accommodate more diverse learning environment preferences, as well as to better address the demand […]

September 1st, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Data Science for Social Good Teams Present Their Final Project Results

By: Emily F. Keller

Student fellows at the University of Washington Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program presented the results of their 10-week summer projects on August 17th. The fellows conducted their work on four interdisciplinary teams, working with project leads and data scientists. 

The DSSG program at the eScience Institute brings together students from universities […]

2022 Hackweek Participant Testimonials

This year the eScience Institute hosted another summer of our hackweek programs, including the SnowEx Hackweek in July and the NeuroHackademy program in August. Hackweeks are intentionally designed to foster an environment of collaboration among participants, and include participants from around the world. Here are some reflections shared by participants in our 2022 programs:
SnowEx Hackweek

The SnowEx […]

August 25th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Interdisciplinary Team Creates Tool to Detect and Quantify Satellite Streaks

By: Emily F. Keller

The recent growth of low-Earth-orbit satellites is posing a threat to a range of groups who rely on the sky for science, spirituality and tradition, by leaving a plethora of bright streaks across the night sky. A project team at the University of Washington Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is […]

Research Team Examines the Impacts of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance on Household-Level Poverty

By: Emily F. Keller

Research about the relationship between poverty and the minimum wage in Seattle has often focused on examining the economic circumstances of individual workers. One of the projects of the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program at the University of Washington is expanding this lens to create data that views workers […]

Interdisciplinary Team Designs Database to Advance ‘Self-Sufficiency Standard’ Research

By: Emily F. Keller

Determining the income level that working families need to meet their basic needs requires a dynamic approach. An interdisciplinary team at the University of Washington (UW) Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is laying the groundwork for the integration of multi-sourced data from across the U.S. to provide researchers and policy […]