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About Robin Brooks

Communications Associate, eScience Institute
  • Figure 1. Workflow for a ML algorithm implementation to derive snow-covered areas from Planet imagery

Team receives Earth science funding

A team of University of Washington (UW) researchers led by eScience research scientist Nicoleta Cristea has received Lab Incubator Project funding from Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). The project is titled “Developing workflows for assessing high-resolution CubeSat imagery to infer detailed snow-covered areas for studying changes in ecosystems and water supply.”

The funding will help support the team’s objectives […]

  • Given examples of labeled images in a training data set (e.g., cats vs dogs) we can create neural networks to identify the probability of a new picture containing one using GPUs.

Deep Learning Institute held at eScience

On Feb. 22 the UW Research Computing team hosted a Deep Learning Institute (DLI) on using machine learning for computer vision at the eScience Institute. The DLI was attended by a diverse set of participants ranging from students at the undergraduate level through full professors from departments within engineering, business, and medicine.

DLI attendees learned the […]

February 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |
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Team receives NIH grant for Alzheimer’s disease research

Senior data science fellow Su-In Lee and collaborator Matt Kaeberlein have received a grant of just over $3 million from the National Institutes of Health for their project “Interpretable machine learning to identify Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic targets.” In the United States alone, someone receives an Alzheimer’s diagnosis every 66 seconds, and the disease has become the sixth leading […]

February 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • 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: , |