Robin

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About Robin Brooks

Communications Associate, eScience Institute
  • 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: , , , , |
  • Some members of the Seattle Mobility Index Project pose with cans of water

Social Good Summer Blog, issue four

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Machine learning can improve disaster response after hurricanes, but not alone” by Tessa Schneider, 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellow
As fellows on the Disaster Damage Detection team (D-cubed) at the eScience Institute during the Data Science for Social […]

July 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • The Seattle Mobility Index Team takes a field trip to the Seattle Department of Transportation. (Darius Irani, third from right)

Social Good Summer Blog, issue three

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Why data scientists should care about the social good” by Darius Irani, 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellow

In the age of big data, insights from traditional domain fields are inspiring solutions to seemingly unrelated problems. I am a […]

July 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Rebeca de Buen Kalman (right) and fellows work in the WRF Data Science Studio

Social Good Summer Blog, issue two

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Learning to code and coding to learn”*, by Rebeca de Buen Kalman, 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellow

This summer, I am a Student Fellow in the University of Washington’s Data Science for Social Good Program. I am working on the […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |