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About Robin Brooks

Communications Associate, eScience Institute
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‘Creating Institutional Change in Data Science’ paper published

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 […]

  • The participants in the 2017 Moore/Sloan Data Science Summit pose for a picture. Photo courtesy of New York University.

2017 Moore Sloan Data Science Summit held in New Orleans

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 […]

November 17th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
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Blog: My eScience experience

By Kivan Polimis
I heard about the eScience Institute in the fall of 2014, during my first quarter at the University of Washington (UW), and was immediately drawn in by the Institute’s inclusive approach. That mention was a bulletin for the spring 2015 Community Data Science Workshop (CDSW), an outreach program run by eScience and available […]

  • Postdoctoral fellows and graduate students gather for a career workshop featuring Tom Daniel. Photo by Robin Brooks

Postdoctoral fellows join eScience team

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 […]

November 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
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Welcome from Director Magdalena Balazinska

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 […]

October 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
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2017 Geohackweek a collaborative success

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 […]

October 18th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • David Beck presents at the Fall Welcome Event. Photo by Robin Brooks

Fall Welcome Event

By Robin Brooks

The eScience Institute held its annual Fall Welcome Event Oct. 2, 2017, in the WRF Data Science Studio. Dozens of students, faculty and staff members enjoyed a warm welcome from Magdalena Balazinska, director of the Institute, with additional presentations by David Beck, director of research, and a keynote speech by Sasha Aravkin, data science […]

October 12th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |
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Neurohackweek: an international collaboration

By Ariel Rokem, data scientist and Neurohackweek organizer

Forty graduate students, postdocs, research staff and faculty took part in Neurohackweek 2017, including international attendees from Turkey, Russia, Canada, the United Kingdom and Denmark.

The neuroscience conference, which ran Sept. 4 – 8, kicked off with a talk by Russ Poldrack (Stanford University) posing the problems of reproducibility in […]

October 6th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Data Science for Social Good in the news

By Robin Brooks

The Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) final project presentations happened on Aug. 17, 2017, on the Seattle campus. The fellows presented on the results of their projects over a two-hour period to a crowd of more than 100 people, including UW affiliates, community members and members of the press.

King 5 News featured […]

August 31st, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Interview with archaeologist Ben Marwick

By Robin Brooks

The pioneering archaeology work of Ben Marwick, data science fellow and member of the eScience Institute Steering Committee, has resulted in several high-profile publications and garnered lots of media attention. His paper “Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago” was published in Nature, and “sets a new minimum age for the arrival […]