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About Robin Brooks

Communications Associate, eScience Institute

Submit your application to work with us as a data scientist

May 16, 2019

The eScience Institute at the University of Washington is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Data Scientist. The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more areas related to data science (machine learning, statistics, databases, large-scale data systems, visualization, and interfaces that facilitate large-scale data understanding), demonstrated experience in software engineering and open-source […]

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  • From left, photos of Zhen Han, Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, and Katya Cherukumilli

Participants reflect on first Waterhackweek

April 30, 2019

The eScience Institute and the UW Freshwater Initiative co-hosted the first Waterhackweek, a five-day collaborative event for freshwater-related data science Mar. 25 – 29, 2019. We asked participants to give us their insight on the event, and three of them responded. Here are their thoughts.

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Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, PhD candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental […]

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  • Photos of Lauren Kuntz and Stuart Ian Graham

Reflections on the 2019 Winter Incubator program

April 24, 2019

With the results of our 2019 Winter Incubator program in, we offered participants the opportunity to weigh in on their experiences in this data science- intensive 10-week program. Two of them responded; here are their thoughts.

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Stuart Ian Graham, UW Biology Department

I had the invaluable experience of working with Dr. Ariel Rokem in the […]

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  • Participants in the 2019 Waterhackweek pose in front of Portage Bay. Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

eScience Institute, Freshwater Initiative host first Waterhackweek

April 22, 2019

The first Waterhackweek, a five-day collaborative event for freshwater-related data science, was held at the University of Washington (UW) in partnership with the eScience Institute and the UW Freshwater Initiative Mar. 25 – 29, 2019. The event received funding from the National Science Foundation CyberTraining Program. Participants hailed from the UW and other […]

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  • Figure 1. Workflow for a ML algorithm implementation to derive snow-covered areas from Planet imagery

Team receives Earth science funding

May 7, 2019

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 […]

  • 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

February 28, 2019

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 […]

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Team receives NIH grant for Alzheimer’s disease research

February 27, 2019

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 […]

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  • 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

February 21, 2019

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 […]

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

eScience executive leadership changes

February 7, 2019

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 […]

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

New Year’s letter from the eScience director

January 8, 2019

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 […]

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