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Data Science for Social Good Teams Present Their Project Results

By: Emily Keller

On August 18th, student fellows at the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program presented the results of their 10-week summer projects on the topics of fairness in computational redistricting, and the impacts of Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance in relation to residential displacement and commuting patterns. The student fellows conducted their […]

Pioneering New Platforms to Harness Astrophysical Data

This week the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University announced a multiyear collaboration effort to create new software platforms to analyze large astronomical datasets generated by the upcoming Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST). The open-source platforms are part of the new LSST Interdisciplinary Network for Collaboration and Computing — known as LINCC […]

September 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Testimonials from our Summer 2021 Hackweek Programs

This year the eScience Institute hosted another summer of our hackweek programs, including OceanHackweek, SnowEx Hackweek and NeuroHackademy. The sudden shift to a remote setting in spring 2020 brought new challenges for our eScience research team, and we came away with some valuable lessons learned and ideas to incorporate into this year’s iterations of hackweeks.

Hackweeks […]

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Data Science for Social Good Program Launches for Summer 2021

By: Emily Keller

On June 14th, the University of Washington’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program began with eight student fellows working on two project teams in collaboration with data scientists from the eScience Institute and project leads from academic institutions. Student fellows joined the program from colleges and universities around the country. Their […]

How UW Medicine is Using Cloud Computing to Aid Seattle’s Covid Response

By: Louisa Gaylord

Over the past year, the University of Washington and UW Medicine have been at the heart of the city of Seattle’s Covid-19 response: researchers studying social distancing and how the virus spreads on our communities, volunteers collecting and distributing supplies, clinical vaccine trials, and a partnership with the city to process over 2 […]

Help the Fibr Algorithm Learn to Read MRI Scans

By: Louisa Gaylord

The majority of mental health disorders are first diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. The disorders most commonly detected in young people include ADHD, anxiety, depression and behavior problems. Historically, individual labs and researchers interested in understanding the brain basis of mental health only had access to small amounts of data to analyze, like […]

Introducing the New Winter Incubator Projects for 2021

By: Louisa Gaylord

The eScience’s Data Science Incubator program kicked off last week, which enables new research discoveries by bringing together data scientists and domain scientists to work on focused, intensive, collaborative projects. Our team of data scientists provide expertise in state-of-the-art technology and methods in large-scale data manipulation and analytics, cloud and cluster computing, statistics […]

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Using Data Science to Track Marine Heatwaves

By: Louisa Gaylord

UW School of Oceanography Professor LuAnne Thompson and recent PhD graduate Hillary Scannell are leading a team that uses data science to track and predict marine heatwaves (MHW). These extreme hot-water events have had dramatic ecological impacts and have led to widespread toxic algal blooms, habitat degradation, and loss in commercially valuable fisheries. […]

December 10th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |
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Academic Data Science Alliance 2020 Annual Meeting

By: Louisa Gaylord

The Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA) hosted their annual meeting from October 14th through 16th, which brought together data science methodologists and domain researchers from all disciplines and career stages to share breakthroughs and new approaches in data science research and education, with a strong emphasis on responsible data science. The virtual conference […]

October 28th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
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Waterhackweek 2020 Reflections

From August 31st to September 4th, 37 global participants logged on to take part in Waterhackweek (WHW) 2020. With the hackweek originally scheduled to take place in person in March, the organizers experienced the challenge of extending their efforts to recruit a new set of participants and experiment with ways of moving the collaborative event […]

October 7th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |