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About Robin Brooks

Communications Associate, eScience Institute
  • Photos of Lauren Kuntz and Stuart Ian Graham

Reflections on the 2019 Winter Incubator program

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 2019 Winter […]

April 24th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • Participants in the 2019 Waterhackweek pose in front of Portage Bay. Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

eScience Institute, Freshwater Initiative host first Waterhackweek

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 U.S. universities, […]

April 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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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: |
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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: , |