USA Today quoted eScience Associate Director Bill Howe in an April 5th article about the 11.5 million documents recently leaked from a Panamanian law firm pertaining to hidden offshore accounts and business transactions. Howe notes that cloud computing as well as openly available software for translation, indexing, and data mining now make quick work of […]
Brittany Fiore-Gartland and Anissa Tanweer
Data science has many characterizations, but in academia it is often talked about as pushing the limits of both methodological and domain science, what Josh Bloom, a Professor of Astronomy at U.C. Berkeley, has referred to as “novelty squared”. Bloom sees this as the “great challenge of modern interdisciplinary scientific collaboration”. […]
On February 26th, Mayor Ed Murray signed an Executive Order instituting a new open data policy for all City of Seattle departments.
Bill Howe, Associate Director of the eScience Institute, noted, “The City’s leadership in instituting this transformative new policy — one that balances the need for open data with the critical sensitivities around privacy, security, […]
eScience Institute Founding Director Ed Lazowska, Senior Data Science Fellow Tom Daniel, and other UW leaders recently wrote an article describing how the “University of Washington…can serve as a model for research institutions across the country”.
They highlight four UW campus institutes that, with support from the Washington Research Foundation, are pursuing cutting-edge research in breakthrough […]
To learn more about last year’s program, read our blogs about final project presentations and migrating the program online, and the quote from a former project lead below.
“Working with the DSSG summer fellows and data scientists has transformed our software eiCompare from a basic package to a cutting edge, sophisticated software suite that can clean […]
Excerpt from James Urton, UW Today article
Four faculty members at the University of Washington been awarded early-career fellowships from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The new Sloan Fellows, announced Feb. 23, include Bingni Brunton, assistant professor of biology; Christopher Laumann, assistant professor of physics; Matthew McQuinn, assistant professor of astronomy; and Emina Torlak, assistant professor […]
The eScience Institute hosted a very successful and well-attended Data Science Poster and Networking Session in Mary Gates Hall Commons on February 10th, 2016. As the second (soon to be annual) event of its kind, this session drew participants from over 25 different departments and organizations from across the UW campus and beyond.
Anyone engaged in […]