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eScience Institute co-sponsors human services workshop

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Photo credit: MetroLab Network, link below.

By Robin Brooks

On January 17 – 18, leaders and innovators from academic and governmental backgrounds will gather at the MetroLab Workshop on Big Data and Human Services to discuss common challenges and propose collaborative, data-driven solutions to human service issues. The workshop, co-sponsored by the eScience Institute, Urban@UW, the MetroLab Network, the City of Seattle and others, will be held at Seattle City Hall.

Bill Howe, eScience associate director, and Thaisa Way, senior data science fellow, led the organization of this workshop, which features a list of distinguished attendees including Christine Gregoire, the 22nd governor of Washington, Joanne Harrell, UW Board of Regents, and Martin O’Malley, 61st Governor of Maryland and 47th Mayor of Baltimore.

Learn more in the UW News and Information press release, watch one or two of the videos posted on the City of Seattle website and search social media for #data4people.

Additional media coverage at: KIRO 7 (video), Geekwire (article 1, article 2), State Scoop, Comcast’s Undercurrents and Route Fifty.