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About Robin Brooks

Communications Associate, eScience Institute
  • Participants in the 2018 Geohackweek. Photo, Rachael Murray, eScience Institute

Dozens attend third annual Geohackweek

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 […]

October 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • Human brain white matter connections tracked using the DIPY software

NIH grant awarded to develop MRI analysis

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 […]

October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • The 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellows

Data Science for Social Good program results

By Emily Keller, Program Coordinator, Data Science for Social Good Program
The fourth annual Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program at the eScience Institute culminated on August 17th with final presentations from three interdisciplinary teams. The 15 DSSG Student Fellows – representing fields from public policy and sociology to biology, statistics and electrical engineering – presented […]

September 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Oceanhackweek participants at the event's final presentations

Oceanhackweek reflections

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.

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Rachel Jackson

As an adult returning to […]

September 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • A group photo of the participants of the 2019 Oceanhackweek

Institute hosts first Oceanhackweek

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) […]

September 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • NeuroHackademy participants enjoy a hike. Photo courtesy Chris Gorgolewski

NeuroHackademy participants offer perspectives

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 […]

August 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Participants enjoy a boat ride.

NeuroHackademy debuts successfully

By Ariel Rokem, eScience senior data scientist

More than 60 neuroscientists flocked to Seattle and the UW campus during the last week of July and the first week of August to participate in a two-week conference/summer school/hackathon. This event, held for the first time under its new name “NeuroHackademy”, evolved out of Neurohackweek, an event that […]

August 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Training data for the object detection model

Social Good Summer Blog, issue seven

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Parallel worlds of pangolin conservation and Data Science for Social Good” by Hyeon Jeong Kim, Data Science for Social Good Fellow

This summer I am working as a fellow in the Data Science for Social Good Program (DSSG) at the […]

August 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Creating ground truth Data for objection detection

Social Good Summer Blog, issue six

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Getting ground truth data through geospatial analysis” by Sean Chen, 2018 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellow
Introduction

It’s a much bandied about statistic, but it’s an important one: more than half of humanity’s 7 billion and counting people live […]

August 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Fig 2: This figure recaps the solution we implemented which resulted in a layered architecture; we used AWS Lambda and AWS Database to process the data.

Blog: How to graduate with the cloud

By Anya Chaliotis, machine learning developer, Expeditors
Navigating higher education can be head spinning, especially in the senior year as graduation approaches.

I’d like to share my story of going back to school for a Master of Science degree at the University of Washington’s Information School, informally the iSchool. The iSchool offers many opportunities including a […]

August 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |