By Robin Brooks
Over 100 people attended the Moore/Sloan Data Science Environments (MSDSE) Annual Summit, which took place in Park City, Utah, Oct. 10 – 13. This short conference allows university faculty and staff from the UW, New York University Center for Data Science, and Berkeley Institute for Data Science who are involved with the MSDSE project, […]
By Robin Brooks
Two research teams have received funding from the Department of Energy (DOE). Working with researchers from Iowa State, data science fellow Jim Pfaendtner (UW Chemical Engineering) and eScience Director of Research David Beck (UW Chemical Engineering) will integrate the chemistry of biomass conversion, reaction network analysis and data science to create a systematic process for identifying novel […]
The University of Washington, along with collaborators from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Anaconda, and Element84 have just been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to develop new approaches for using satellite observations of Earth. The team will work with the Pangeo Project, a community effort […]
Dozens attended the 2018 Geohackweek, which aims to foster community building, peer learning and the exploration of new data science tools in a collaborative and welcoming learning environment. We asked participants to share their thoughts on this popular annual event, and received the following responses, lightly edited.
F. Patricia Medina
Overall, my experience in Geohackweek was extremely positive. […]
By Anthony Arendt, Geohackweek Co-Organizer
The University of Washington’s eScience Institute hosted its third annual Geohackweek September 10 – 14, 2018. A diverse mix of over 50 participants joined us from industry, academia, government and non-profit organizations to advance our understanding of open source software tools for geoscientific research. The event was designed around the hackweek model which […]
The National Institutes of Health have awarded the Diffusion MRI in Python (DIPY) project a three-year grant to facilitate the development of new methods for analysis of MRI data and dissemination of these methods through open source software. The grant, awarded through the Collaborative Research in Computational Neuroscience program, will fund a collaboration between researchers […]
The eScience Institute hosted its inaugural Oceanhackweek Aug. 20 – 24. As the first of its kind, we were excited to discover how the participants felt about the event, and offered to publish their reflections. Three participants took us up on our offer; these are their insights, very lightly edited.
As an adult returning to […]
By Valentina Staneva, Oceanhackweek co-organizer
The recent publication of a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article describing hackweeks as a model for data science education and collaboration was very timely: it came out just as Oceanhackweek, a new hackweek, commenced at the University of Washington. Oceanhackweek is a week-long workshop (August 20 – 24) […]
NeuroHackademy, an event which brought together dozens of neuroscientists over a two-week period to solve problems, learn new data science techniques, and network, concluded earlier this month. Organized by Ariel Rokem, senior data scientist, and Tal Yarkoni, director of the Psychoinformatics Lab (University of Texas at Austin), the event offered tutorials and lectures on machine […]