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UW to Help Lead NSF “Big Data Brain Trust”

The eScience Institute is pleased to announce our participation with University of Washington as one of three West Coast co-leads selected by the National Science Foundation as part of four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs the NSF is establishing around the country.

The BDRI Hubs program stems from the 2012 White House National Big Data Research […]

November 2nd, 2015|Categories: News|
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Big Data Having Big Impact On Transportation

A cover story in the Seattle Times highlights the positive impact University of Washington and Seattle are having in solving growing traffic problems in the Puget Sound region. The feature focuses on the numerous apps now available to help with one’s commute, along with the large amount of public and private data driving them — […]

October 27th, 2015|Categories: News|

Urban@UW Featured in UW Today

There’s a great feature in UW Today about Urban@UW.

From the article: “There are more than 200 UW faculty members working on urban topics, from geographers using GIS technology to address the complexities of homelessness to data scientists working on transportation challenges to teams of researchers working on food access and Seattle’s minimum wage. Faculty […]

October 27th, 2015|Categories: News|

IT Connect: Creating New Science with Amazon Web Services

An article out this past week in IT Connect, Creating New Science with Amazon Web Services, focuses on PhD student Charlie Manzanares’ research in economics; specifically, looking at rich data sets to determine what “airline travel and pricing look like today if major carriers had not been permitted to merge.” Earlier this year, the […]

October 26th, 2015|Categories: News|

Data Science Environment Summit 2015

This past week, data and research scientists, postdocs, faculty, and staff gathered from the University of Washington, Berkeley, New York University, and both the Moore and Sloan foundations for the annual Data Science Environment Summit. Hosted this year by UW’s eScience Institute, the gathering took place October 4th through 7th at Suncadia Resort, nestled in […]

October 12th, 2015|Categories: News|

NextSeattle: Innovating for Urban Social Challenges

This past weekend undergraduate students from the University of Washington participated in a multi-day “ideathon” focused on important urban issues including equity and access to public space, public transportations as a public good, youth and homelessness, and big data for social good. The program’s purpose was to help attendees develop and learn to pitch ideas […]

September 28th, 2015|Categories: News|

eScience Fall Welcome

Graduate students, postdocs, data scientists, faculty, and numerous others filled into the crowded seminar room at the WRF Data Science Studio yesterday afternoon for the eScience Fall Welcome. After opening remarks from eScience Director Ed Lazowska, brief presentations were made by Executive Committee member Magda Balazinska, followed by eScience’s data and research scientists, and the 2015 Joint […]

September 22nd, 2015|Categories: News|

UW Partners with Seattle for Smart Cities Initiative

UW Today is reporting that, as part of a new White House Smart Cities Initiative called The MetroLab Network, the University of Washington has partnered with the City of Seattle in joining “a new national network of university-city partnerships that will work on ‘smart city’ solutions.”

“Great universities can’t succeed without great cities,” said UW Interim […]

September 14th, 2015|Categories: News|

Data Science for Social Good – Final Presentations

On Thursday, August 20th, the four project teams for eScience’s Data Science for Social Goodsummer program gathered one last time to make their final presentations in front of a room filled to capacity with distinguished guests. The culmination of ten weeks work now boiled down to thirty-minute presentations, and the recently-christened Data Science for Social […]

August 25th, 2015|Categories: News|

UW hosts NSF-sponsored Data Science Workshop 2015

Data Science Workshop 2015, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, will be held at the University of Washington on August 5-7. The workshop will bring together 100 graduate students from across the nation, representing diverse science and engineering domains, to interact with data scientists from industry and academia.

David Beck, the UW eScience Institute’s Director of […]

August 5th, 2015|Categories: News|