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About Robin Brooks

Communications Associate, eScience Institute
  • Race differences in evictions for select WA counties. Please reference https://evictions.study/results.html for the analysis of this graph.

Press release: Results from the UW Evictions Project

A team of University of Washington researchers including eScience postdoctoral fellow Timothy A. Thomas, Ott Toomet, Ian Kennedy, and Alex Ramiller, has released a report titled “The state of evictions: results from the University of Washington Evictions Project” as a living website that will be frequently updated with their work: https://evictions.study.

Washington is in the midst […]

  • Micaela Parker (left) and Sarah Stone enjoy a gathering at the WRF Data Science Studio. Photo, Robin Brooks

eScience executive leadership changes

Micaela Parker, eScience co-executive director with Sarah Stone, will be transitioning to a new position beginning the week of Feb. 11, 2019. Over the past year, she has been holding two joint appointments: as the eScience co-executive director and as the program coordinator for the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments (MSDSE) where she has been spearheading the […]

February 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • A photo of Magdalena Balazinska

New Year’s letter from the eScience director

Dear eScience community,

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome the new year at the eScience Institute! 2019 is particularly special because we are turning the page on the first ten years of the Institute and are looking forward to the next ten.

Magdalena Balazinska

The Institute was founded in 2008 with the mission to empower researchers […]

January 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • Some of the 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellows strike a pose

2018 eScience milestones

From left: speaker Nicole Nelson; Summer Institute in Computational Social Science participants; Data Then and Now seminar; speaker Matthew Rocklin. Photos, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

By Robin Brooks, Communications Associate

As 2018 draws to a close, we wanted to offer a glimpse into the outstanding achievements those who work at, and affiliate with, the eScience Institute have […]

January 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • Nicole Nelson presents at a Data Then and Now seminar

Data Then and Now: Call for invited speakers

We are soliciting applications for guest speakers for a new invited lecture series at the University of Washington that resides at the intersection of data science and Science and Technology Studies (STS).

We know there is great and relevant scholarship from STS out there that might not have crossed our desks yet, so we are doing […]

December 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • A photo of two blue whales swimming next to each other.

Blog: Moonlighting in oceanography: our work with the Regional Cabled Array

By Rob Fatland, UW Director of Cloud and Data Solutions
Have you ever wondered why volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor don’t boil the ocean? Me, too. Of course, the ocean ought to win being much larger than the volcano. But stay! Surely a volcano would boil at least a little bit of the ocean. And what […]

  • Attendees of the 2018 MSDSE Annual Summit pose for a group shot. Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

eScience team attends Moore/Sloan Summit

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, […]

October 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Teams receive Department of Energy funding

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 […]

October 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Pangeo graphic

UW researchers are changing the way we use satellite observations of Earth

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 […]

October 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Geohackweek participants hacking.

Geohackweek attendees offer observations

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. […]

October 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |