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About Robin Brooks

Communications Associate, eScience Institute

Oceanhackweek participants engage in “brainstorm” of data techniques

September 13, 2019

Oceanhackweek, a five-day learning hackathon focused on exploring, creating and promoting effective computation and analysis workflows for large and complex oceanographic data, was held Aug. 26 – 30 on the Seattle campus. We asked participants to give us their thoughts on the impact attending the event had on them; find their thoughts below.

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September 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |
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Participants offer insight on Neurohackademy

September 5, 2019

We asked this year’s Neurohackademy participants to reflect on their experiences after joining us for this two-week neuroscience hacking event, and a record number responded! Here are there thoughts on this unique educational opportunity, in their own words.

Hannah Coyle
Neurohackademy 2019 was an amazing experience that left me with a very full brain and […]

September 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Humans changed global environment earlier than previously thought

August 29, 2019

Ben Marwick, senior data science fellow, is the co-author on new research published in Science using crowdsourced archaeology research. The paper, titled “Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use” illustrates that the global impacts on Earth by humans in prehistory go back earlier than previous estimates. The research, “pushes back the […]

August 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Team develops prototype tool on accessory dwelling units for homeowners

By Emily F. Keller
August 16, 2019

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 […]

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

Bernease Herman receives Mozilla Research Grant

August 6, 2019

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 […]

August 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Shima Abadi receives Office of Naval Research funding

July 23, 2019

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 […]

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

June 19, 2019

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 […]

June 19th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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UW hosts the first annual Northwest Data Science Summit

May 28, 2019

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 […]

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The rise and fall of network stars

May 23, 2019

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 […]

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  • 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

May 16, 2019

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 […]

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