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  • Attendees of the 2018 MSDSE Annual Summit pose for a group shot. Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

Reflections on five years of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments

April 10, 2019

The Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments (MSDSE) program, established jointly by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, was launched in 2014 to foster and enhance data-intensive discovery at academic institutions.  The program initially funded three data science environments for five years (recently extended for an additional two years): […]

April 10th, 2019|Categories: News|
  • Data Science for Social Good fellows at work

Social Good Summer Blog, issue five

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“From the classroom to the real-world: using data science to approach inequality” by Haowen Zheng, 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellow

I am a student fellow in this year’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program in the […]

August 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Social Good Summer Blog, issue one

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows. Scroll down to read posts by Kellie MacPhee and Joe Abbate.

“Being right” by Kellie MacPhee, 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellow

In mathematics, right and wrong are clearly distinguishable.

Sure, there are questions of style and clarity which make […]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: News|
  • 2017 Data Science for Social Good fellows offer midterm presentations

Meet the 2018 Data Science for Social Good fellows



The eScience Institute is pleased to welcome 15 talented student fellows to our summer 2018 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program which kicks off Monday, June 11. The DSSG fellows hail from universities across the United States and represent a diversity of disciplines including public policy, linguistics, sociology, mathematics, and biology […]

June 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • People working in the WRF Data Science Studio

Research scientist funding opportunity at eScience

NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for this opportunity. Thank you for your interest.


University of Washington eScience Institute

Location: Seattle Campus

The eScience Institute empowers researchers and students in all fields to answer fundamental questions through the use of large, complex, and noisy data. As the hub of data-intensive discovery on campus, we lead […]

May 10th, 2018|Categories: News|
  • UW and UBC fellows meet in Vancouver

Data Science for Social Good fellows meet in Vancouver

By Robin Brooks
The first Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative Summit took place on the University of British Columbia campus July 13 – 14. eScience Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) student fellows and project leads joined with UW faculty to meet their counterparts in UBC’s pilot DSSG program.

Events included mid-term presentations by the four UW and the […]

  • Groups of people chat

2017 Data Science Career Fair

The 2017 UW Data Science Career Fair will be held on Monday, October 23 from noon to 5 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom.
Multiple UW departments and programs are working together to create this opportunity for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs working in data science to connect with companies and research labs looking for permanent employees […]

January 4th, 2017|Categories: News|

Gender differences in self-citation

Molly King of Stanford University along with colleagues from NYU and the UW, including Data Science Fellow Jevin West, recently wrote a paper investigating differences in self-citation practices between men and women. Using over 1.5 million papers in the JSTOR database published between 1779-2011, they found that men self-cite 56% more often than women do. […]

August 3rd, 2016|Categories: News|

Traffic safety DataDive

In May 2016, the eScience Institute hosted a DataDive organized by DataKind and sponsored by Microsoft. The event followed a city of Seattle commitment to Vision Zero, an effort aimed at reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero. The data scientist volunteers who participated in this event worked on an exploratory analysis and modeling […]

August 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|

Viziometrics: a search engine for scientific images

While good graphics are considered a critical component of an effective scientific paper, literature search engines have historically been text or citation based.

This week the MIT Technology Review highlighted the first visual search engine for scientific diagrams – Viziometrics. The team behind this pioneering project includes Electrical Engineering Ph.D. student Po-Shen Lee, iSchool professor and eScience […]

June 1st, 2016|Categories: News|