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About Robin Brooks

Communications Associate, eScience Institute
  • An example of an accessory dwelling unit, a small home

Team develops prototype tool on accessory dwelling units for homeowners

By Emily F. Keller

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 efforts to […]

August 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Bernease Herman receives Mozilla Research Grant

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 Common Voice […]

August 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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2019 Data Science Career Fair

*Watch a video about the 2018 UW Data Science Career Fair on YouTube!*

The 2019 UW Data Science Career Fair will be held on Monday, October 14 from noon to 6 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom, 2nd floor.
Multiple UW departments and programs are working together to create this opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs working […]

July 26th, 2019|Categories: News|
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Shima Abadi receives Office of Naval Research funding

Shima Abadi, an affiliate faculty of the eScience Institute, has received multi-year funding from the Office of Naval Research to study the ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific continental shelf. This project is called “Data-driven analysis and prediction of ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific Ocean continental slope.”

Dr. Abadi will use machine learning […]

July 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Partnerships for impact: NSF awards an additional $4M to the West Big Data Innovation Hub co-led by the UW eScience Institute

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding a second round of funding for the Regional Big Data Innovation Hubs – organizations launched in 2015 to build and strengthen data science partnerships across industry, academia, nonprofits, and government to address scientific and societal challenges.

Each of the hubs will receive $4 million over four years for […]

June 19th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • Participants of the 2019 Northwest Data Science Summit.

UW hosts the first annual Northwest Data Science Summit

The first annual Northwest Data Science Summit was held on the University of Washington (UW) campus May 7 – 8, 2019, jointly sponsored by the UW eScience Institute and the Data Science Institute at the University of British Columbia (UBC). This unique event brought together over 200 students, faculty, staff, and community members to hear […]

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The rise and fall of network stars

Michael Fire, previous eScience postdoctoral fellow, and Carlos Guestrin, senior data science fellow, have published a paper titled “The rise and fall of network stars: analyzing 2.5 million graphs to reveal how high-degree vertices emerge over time” in the Journal of Information Processing and Management.

Fire and Guestrin constructed the largest publicly available network evolution dataset […]

May 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
  • Gov. Inslee signs Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5600, May 9, 2019. Relating to residential tenant protections. Primary Sponsor: Patty Kuderer. Tim Thomas stands left of the Washington flag.

Evictions project impacts new state legislation

By Tim Thomas, Moore/Sloane Postdoctoral Fellow

On May 9th, Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5600 into law which extends the evictions pay-or-vacate notice in Washington from three days to 14 days. The Washington Evictions Research Project (WAEV) provided groundbreaking empirical evidence for stakeholders and policymakers to use to get this legislation passed through the house […]

May 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Submit your application to work with us as a data scientist

The eScience Institute at the University of Washington is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Data Scientist. The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more areas related to data science (machine learning, statistics, databases, large-scale data systems, visualization, and interfaces that facilitate large-scale data understanding), demonstrated experience in software engineering and open-source software, and […]

May 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • From left, photos of Zhen Han, Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, and Katya Cherukumilli

Participants reflect on first Waterhackweek

The eScience Institute and the UW Freshwater Initiative co-hosted the first Waterhackweek, a five-day collaborative event for freshwater-related data science Mar. 25 – 29, 2019. We asked participants to give us their insight on the event, and three of them responded. Here are their thoughts.

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Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, PhD candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The […]

April 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |