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 […]
By Robin Brooks
It was a productive, full and fantastic year here at the eScience Institute. Students, faculty, staff, researchers and community members participated in dozens of events, workshops, seminars, poster sessions, working groups, networking opportunities, trainings, and office hours sessions to learn more about data science.
But before we ring in the new year, we thought […]
A new paper intended for academic leaders who seek to accelerate data-intensive discovery and data science education on their campuses has been released.
It is based on the experiences of the three institutions (New York University; University of California, Berkeley; and the University of Washington) in the Data Science Environments effort sponsored by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the […]
By Robin Brooks
Over 120 people attended the Moore Sloan Data Science Summit Nov. 5 – 8, 2017, in New Orleans, LA. The conference, held to foster collaboration as part of the Moore Sloan Data Science Environments initiative, featured workshops, networking events, career development activities, seminars, lightning talks and much more.
Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers, and […]
By Robin Brooks
The eScience Institute has recently welcomed 14 new Moore-Sloan Data Science and Washington Research Foundation Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows representing 13 different departments on campus, and a breadth of research and technical specializations. Fellows hail from across the country and around the world.
This cohort joins a well-established community of affiliated postdocs and […]
Dear eScience team and community,
The new school year is in full gear and the eScience Institute is once again the place on campus where researchers come to learn about the latest data science tools and methods and to network with their interdisciplinary collaborators.
I would first like to thank our team and community for their exceptional […]
By Anthony Arendt, data scientist and Geohackweek organizer
The University of Washington’s eScience Institute hosted the second annual Geohackweek Sept. 11 – 15, 2017. Inspired by AstroHackWeek and Neurohackweek, the conference combined tutorials with group work (“hacks”) on computational projects in geospatial sciences.
With the help of over 20 instructors, the event offered tutorials in open-source vector and raster […]