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 […]
In partnership with the West Big Data Innovation Hub, the eScience Institute hosted a hands-on Data Carpentry Instructor Training Mar. 22 – 23 in the WRF Data Science Studio. Participant teams hailed from across the western region representing universities, government, and community organizations in Alaska, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and California.
All have now been certified to […]
By Robin Brooks
Over 200 students, faculty, staff, and community members attended the first annual UW Data Science Summit, a two-day conference hosted by the eScience Institute. The cross-disciplinary event, which was held on the Seattle campus, featured keynote speakers Emily Fox of the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and the Department […]
Nineteen project leads, eScience data scientists, and researchers participated in this year’s Winter Incubator program, which focused on projects in hydrology, political science, astronomy, atmospheric science and neuroscience. The five teams met over the course of 10 weeks to develop their projects, and presented their results on Mar. 13, 2018 in the WRF Data Science […]
Twenty-two students participated in the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance’s course “Computational Thinking for Governance Analytics” held in the winter quarter. The course was created and taught by professor Jose Manuel Magallanes, an expert on computational social science, who is a visiting professor and senior data science fellow whose presence at the UW […]
By Julia Hart for Freshwater
On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm. With sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, just two miles per hour shy of a Category 5, Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, denying 3.1 million people power or access to clean water.
Alongside efforts […]
By Emily Keller
The University of Washington (UW) eScience Institute has received a five-year, $754,601 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance data analytics at organizations serving the homeless in the Puget Sound region, with a focus on educational outcomes.
Through this grant, researchers at the UW will collaborate with foundation grantees that focus on […]