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Data Science for Social Good: Improving Service to Homeless Familes

Authors: Fabliha Ibnat (UW eScience Institute DSSG intern), Chris Suberlak (UW eScience Institute DSSG intern), Jason Portenoy (UW eScience Institute DSSG intern), Joan Wang (UW eScience Institute DSSG intern), Xitlalit Sanchez (UW ALVA student intern), Cameron Holt (UW ALVA student intern), Neil Roche (BMGF, Data Scientist), Anjana Sundaram (BMGF, Data Officer), Bryna Hazelton (UW eScience Institute Research Scientist), Ariel Rokem (UW eScience Institute Data Scientist).

We are living in an age where data plays a […]

August 5th, 2015|Categories: News|

University of Washington Waives Indirect Cost on Cloud Services

UW CSE News reports that UW has waived indirect cost on cloud services, removing disincentives to the selecting research computing and storage options.

eScience Director Ed Lazowska writes:

This decision removes one of several bizarre disincentives to the rational selection of research  computing and storage options – disincentives that plague universities nationwide.  

Federal guidelines waive indirect cost on […]

July 28th, 2015|Categories: News|

Data Science for Social Good Project Midterms

Last week the four project teams from our Data Science for Social Good summer program gathered in the WRF Data Science Studio to present project updates to eScience’s Executive Committee and other invited guests. It was a midterm, of sorts, to see how everything and everyone was coming along.

Based on previous eScience incubator programs, as […]

July 27th, 2015|Categories: News|

Preface to Python Data Science Handbook (Early Release)

O’Reilly Publishing has released a preface to Python Data Science Handbook (Early Release) by Jake VanderPlas, eScience’s Senior Data Scientist and Director of Research, Physical Sciences.

“What is data science?” VanderPlas writes. “It’s a surprisingly hard definition to nail down, especially given how ubiquitous the term has become. Despite its hype-laden veneer, is perhaps […]

July 20th, 2015|Categories: News|

Data Science for Social Good: Week Two – Welcome ALVA Students!

The second week of eScience’s Data Science for Social Good summer program kicked off with the arrival students from Alliances for Learning and Vision for Underrepresented Americans (ALVA), a program that targets underrepresented students in a variety of disciplines for summer internships. The aim of ALVA is to give students first-hand, quality experiences to prepare […]

June 26th, 2015|Categories: News|

Study Shows Alaska Glacier Melt Contributing to Sea Level Rise

A study in the Geophysical Research Letters found that over the past 19 years Alaska’s melting glaciers have sent 75 gigatons of water annually into the ocean. How much glacial melt is that? It’s a volume large enough to cover the state in over two feet of water. “Relative to other glacier-covered areas of the […]

June 24th, 2015|Categories: News|

The Promise of Big Data: Q&A With eScience’s Andrew Connolly

University of Washington’s Andrew Connolly recently spoke with UW Today’s Peter Kelley to discuss his work on the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), calling it “one of the most exciting experiments in astrophysics today.”

Connolly, a professor in UW’s Department of Astronomy as well as a member of the eScience Executive Committee, oversaw UW’s data management […]

June 23rd, 2015|Categories: News|
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eScience Director Ed Lazowska Receives David B. Thorud Leadership Award

eScience Founding Director and Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in UW’s Computer Science and Engineering, Ed Lazowska, was awarded the University of Washington David B. Thorud Leadership Award yesterday in a ceremony honoring 2015 recipients.

“Ed has been a truly extraordinary leader for many years and in many settings – national, regional, institutional, and departmental. […]

June 12th, 2015|Categories: News|

eScience Co-Sponsoring SciPy 2015 Conference

The University of Washington eScience Institute is proud to announce a joint sponsorship of the 2015 Scientific Computing with Python conference with our partners at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science and the NYU Center for Data Science.

This year’s conference takes place in Austin, Texas, July 6-12, and features Jake Vanderplas, eScience’s Director of Research […]

June 1st, 2015|Categories: News|

Data Science for Social Good Projects


The eScience Institute kicked off its inaugural Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program the week of June 15th. Modeled after similar programs at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech, with elements from our own Data Science Incubator, the goal of the DSSG program is to enable new insight by bringing together data and domain […]

May 29th, 2015|Categories: News|