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  • Figure 1. Workflow for a ML algorithm implementation to derive snow-covered areas from Planet imagery

Team receives Earth science funding

A team of University of Washington (UW) researchers led by eScience research scientist Nicoleta Cristea has received Lab Incubator Project funding from Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). The project is titled “Developing workflows for assessing high-resolution CubeSat imagery […]

  • Given examples of labeled images in a training data set (e.g., cats vs dogs) we can create neural networks to identify the probability of a new picture containing one using GPUs.

Deep Learning Institute held at eScience

On Feb. 22 the UW Research Computing team hosted a Deep Learning Institute (DLI) on using machine learning for computer vision at the eScience Institute. The DLI was attended by a diverse set of participants […]

February 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |
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Team receives NIH grant for Alzheimer’s disease research

Senior data science fellow Su-In Lee and collaborator Matt Kaeberlein have received a grant of just over $3 million from the National Institutes of Health for their project “Interpretable machine learning to identify Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic targets.” In […]

February 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • Race differences in evictions for select WA counties. Please reference https://evictions.study/results.html for the analysis of this graph.

Press release: Results from the UW Evictions Project

A team of University of Washington researchers including eScience postdoctoral fellow Timothy A. Thomas, Ott Toomet, Ian Kennedy, and Alex Ramiller, has released a report titled “The state of evictions: results from the University of […]

  • Micaela Parker (left) and Sarah Stone enjoy a gathering at the WRF Data Science Studio. Photo, Robin Brooks

eScience executive leadership changes

Micaela Parker, eScience co-executive director with Sarah Stone, will be transitioning to a new position beginning the week of Feb. 11, 2019. Over the past year, she has been holding two joint appointments: as the eScience […]

February 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |
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New Year’s letter from the eScience director

Dear eScience community,

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome the new year at the eScience Institute! 2019 is particularly special because we are turning the page on the first ten years of the Institute […]

January 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • Some of the 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellows strike a pose

2018 eScience milestones

From left: speaker Nicole Nelson; Summer Institute in Computational Social Science participants; Data Then and Now seminar; speaker Matthew Rocklin. Photos, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

By Robin Brooks, Communications Associate

As 2018 draws to a close, we […]

January 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • Nicole Nelson presents at a Data Then and Now seminar

Data Then and Now: Call for invited speakers

We are soliciting applications for guest speakers for a new invited lecture series at the University of Washington that resides at the intersection of data science and Science and Technology Studies (STS).

We know there is […]

December 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • A photo of two blue whales swimming next to each other.

Blog: Moonlighting in oceanography: our work with the Regional Cabled Array

By Rob Fatland, UW Director of Cloud and Data Solutions
Have you ever wondered why volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor don’t boil the ocean? Me, too. Of course, the ocean ought to win being much larger […]

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

eScience team attends Moore/Sloan Summit

By Robin Brooks
Over 100 people attended the Moore/Sloan Data Science Environments (MSDSE) Annual Summit, which took place in Park City, Utah, Oct. 10 – 13. This short conference allows university faculty and staff from the UW, […]

October 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Teams receive Department of Energy funding

Two research teams have received funding from the Department of Energy (DOE). Working with researchers from Iowa State, data science fellow Jim Pfaendtner (UW Chemical Engineering) and eScience Director of Research David Beck (UW Chemical Engineering) will […]

October 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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UW researchers are changing the way we use satellite observations of Earth

The University of Washington, along with collaborators from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Anaconda, and Element84 have just been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to […]

October 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Geohackweek participants hacking.

Geohackweek attendees offer observations

Dozens attended the 2018 Geohackweek, which aims to foster community building, peer learning and the exploration of new data science tools in a collaborative and welcoming learning environment. We asked participants to share their thoughts on […]

October 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • Participants in the 2018 Geohackweek. Photo, Rachael Murray, eScience Institute

Dozens attend third annual Geohackweek

By Anthony Arendt, Geohackweek Co-Organizer
The University of Washington’s eScience Institute hosted its third annual Geohackweek September 10 – 14, 2018. A diverse mix of over 50 participants joined us from industry, academia, government and non-profit organizations […]

October 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • Human brain white matter connections tracked using the DIPY software

NIH grant awarded to develop MRI analysis

The National Institutes of Health have awarded the Diffusion MRI in Python (DIPY) project a three-year grant to facilitate the development of new methods for analysis of MRI data and dissemination of these methods through […]

October 2nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • The 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellows

Data Science for Social Good program results

By Emily Keller, Program Coordinator, Data Science for Social Good Program
The fourth annual Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program at the eScience Institute culminated on August 17th with final presentations from three interdisciplinary teams. The […]

September 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Oceanhackweek participants at the event's final presentations

Oceanhackweek reflections

The eScience Institute hosted its inaugural Oceanhackweek Aug. 20 – 24. As the first of its kind, we were excited to discover how the participants felt about the event, and offered to publish their reflections. […]

September 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • A group photo of the participants of the 2019 Oceanhackweek

Institute hosts first Oceanhackweek

By Valentina Staneva, Oceanhackweek co-organizer

The recent publication of a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences article describing hackweeks as a model for data science education and collaboration was very timely: it came out just […]

September 14th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • NeuroHackademy participants enjoy a hike. Photo courtesy Chris Gorgolewski

NeuroHackademy participants offer perspectives

NeuroHackademy, an event which brought together dozens of neuroscientists over a two-week period to solve problems, learn new data science techniques, and network, concluded earlier this month. Organized by Ariel Rokem, senior data scientist, and […]

August 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Participants enjoy a boat ride.

NeuroHackademy debuts successfully

By Ariel Rokem, eScience senior data scientist

More than 60 neuroscientists flocked to Seattle and the UW campus during the last week of July and the first week of August to participate in a two-week conference/summer […]

August 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Social Good Summer Blog, issue seven

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Parallel worlds of pangolin conservation and Data Science for Social Good” by Hyeon Jeong Kim, Data Science for Social […]

August 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

2018 Data Science Career Fair

The 2018 UW Data Science Career Fair will be held on Monday, October 22 from noon to 6 p.m. in the HUB Ballroom, 2nd floor.
Multiple UW departments and programs are working together to create this […]

August 13th, 2018|Categories: News|
  • Creating ground truth Data for objection detection

Social Good Summer Blog, issue six

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Getting ground truth data through geospatial analysis” by Sean Chen, 2018 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellow
Introduction

It’s a […]

August 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Fig 2: This figure recaps the solution we implemented which resulted in a layered architecture; we used AWS Lambda and AWS Database to process the data.

Blog: How to graduate with the cloud

By Anya Chaliotis, machine learning developer, Expeditors
Navigating higher education can be head spinning, especially in the senior year as graduation approaches.

I’d like to share my story of going back to school for a Master […]

August 8th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |