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  • 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: , , , , |
  • Data Science for Social Good fellows at work

Social Good Summer Blog, issue five

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“From the classroom to the real-world: using data science to approach inequality” by Haowen Zheng, 2018 Data Science […]

August 5th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Some members of the Seattle Mobility Index Project pose with cans of water

Social Good Summer Blog, issue four

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Machine learning can improve disaster response after hurricanes, but not alone” by Tessa Schneider, 2018 Data Science for Social […]

July 27th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • The Seattle Mobility Index Team takes a field trip to the Seattle Department of Transportation. (Darius Irani, third from right)

Social Good Summer Blog, issue three

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Why data scientists should care about the social good” by Darius Irani, 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellow

In […]

July 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Rebeca de Buen Kalman (right) and fellows work in the WRF Data Science Studio

Social Good Summer Blog, issue two

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows.
“Learning to code and coding to learn”*, by Rebeca de Buen Kalman, 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellow

This summer, I […]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Social Good Summer Blog, issue one

This summer series will highlight weekly blog posts from this year’s UW Data Science for Social Good Fellows. Scroll down to read posts by Kellie MacPhee and Joe Abbate.

“Being right” by Kellie MacPhee, 2018 Data […]

July 6th, 2018|Categories: News|
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Data Science for Social Good projects begin

By Emily Keller
The eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program began June 11th with 15 fellows working on three project teams in collaboration with data scientists and project leads.

A project with the University of […]

June 20th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • 2017 Data Science for Social Good fellows offer midterm presentations

Meet the 2018 Data Science for Social Good fellows

     

      

The eScience Institute is pleased to welcome 15 talented student fellows to our summer 2018 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program which kicks off Monday, June 11. The DSSG fellows hail […]

June 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • People working in the WRF Data Science Studio

Research scientist funding opportunity at eScience

NOTE: We are no longer accepting applications for this opportunity. Thank you for your interest.

RESEARCH SCIENTIST FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

University of Washington eScience Institute

Location: Seattle Campus

The eScience Institute empowers researchers and students in all fields to […]

May 10th, 2018|Categories: News|