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  • DSSG goes remote

Migrating the DSSG Summer Program to a Remote Setting

By: Emily Keller

 

After five years of running the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program in the eScience Institute’s open studio space – where project leads spend at least two days per week with […]

September 16th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Call for Invited Presenters – UW Data Science Seminar

Call for Invited Presenters – UW Data Science Seminar – University of Washington Seattle 

We are inviting applications for guest presenters for the “UW Data Science Seminar”, an annual lecture series at the University of Washington […]

September 15th, 2020|Categories: News|
  • OceanHackWeek 2020

OceanHackWeek 2020 Reflections

The third annual OceanHackWeek (OHW) program was held entirely online on August 10th through 14th this year. The weeklong-program combines data exploration, peer learning and software development as participants dive into the interdisciplinary nature of […]

September 10th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

NSF-funded CloudBank Now Operational

The eScience Institute at the University of Washington; the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California San Diego; the Division of Computing, Data Science, and Society at UC Berkeley; and Strategic Blue […]

  • DSSG 2020 Participant Photos

Data Science for Social Good Fellows Present Their Project Results

By: Emily Keller

This year, two interdisciplinary teams at the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program tackled timely issues, conducting projects to identify disinformation articles about the coronavirus and detect minority vote dilution […]

DSSG Project Supports Equity in Voting District Boundaries

By: Emily Keller

As states, counties, cities and school boards across the country prepare to re-draw their voting districts in 2021, a software package that is being updated through the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program […]

August 6th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

DSSG Team’s Model Will ID Online Coronavirus Disinformation

By: Emily Keller

 

While informative news articles about COVID-19 play a key role in fighting the pandemic, a range of erroneous blogs and articles with fake virus cures, political propaganda and conspiracy theories are also circulating […]

  • Algorithmic Equity Toolkit

Algorithmic Equity Toolkit

By: Mike Katell

We are extremely proud to introduce the Algorithmic Equity Toolkit, planned and co-designed as a project of the Data Science for Social Good program (DSSG) at the eScience Institute in the summer of […]

  • DSSG 2020 Participant Photos

Data Science for Social Good launches projects on polarized voting and online disinformation

By: Emily Keller

On June 15th, the University of Washington’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program began with eight fellows working on two project teams in collaboration with data scientists from the eScience Institute […]

New eScience Director Andrew Connolly

We are delighted to announce that Astronomy Professor Andrew Connolly has been selected as the new Director of the eScience Institute. Andy has been involved since the early days of eScience as a member of […]

April 8th, 2020|Categories: News|

eScience takes on 7 projects in the 2020 Winter Incubator program

The goal of the Winter Data Science Incubator is to enable new research discoveries by bringing together data scientists and domain scientists to work on focused, intensive, collaborative projects. Our team of data scientists provide […]

February 26th, 2020|Categories: News|

Data Scientists & Researchers Gather for the 2019 Moore Sloan Data Science Summit

By Jane Koh
On November 5-8, 2019, a broad group of eScience community members flew down to Sante Fe, New Mexico for the annual Moore Sloan Data Science Summit. The conference served to bring together academic […]

November 14th, 2019|Categories: News|

Participants reflect on Geohackweek 2019

October 15, 2019

The University of Washington’s eScience Institute hosted its fourth annual Geohackweek on September 9-13, 2019. A diverse mix of 45 participants joined us from industry, academia, government and non-profit organizations to advance our […]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: News|
  • Data Science for Social Good fellows present their findings. Photo by Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

Data Science for Social Good teams present their project results

By Emily F. Keller
Sept. 18, 2019

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, fellows from four interdisciplinary teams presented the results of their projects at the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program. The ten-week summer program, […]

September 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

Oceanhackweek participants engage in “brainstorm” of data techniques

September 13, 2019

Oceanhackweek, a five-day learning hackathon focused on exploring, creating and promoting effective computation and analysis workflows for large and complex oceanographic data, was held Aug. 26 – 30 on the Seattle campus. We […]

September 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • Neurohackademy participants watch a presentation

Participants offer insight on Neurohackademy

September 5, 2019

We asked this year’s Neurohackademy participants to reflect on their experiences after joining us for this two-week neuroscience hacking event, and a record number responded! Here are there thoughts on this unique educational […]

September 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • A GIF with a changing map representing changes to the Earth's landscape as time progresses

Humans changed global environment earlier than previously thought

August 29, 2019

Ben Marwick, senior data science fellow, is the co-author on new research published in Science using crowdsourced archaeology research. The paper, titled “Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use” illustrates that […]

August 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Data Science for Social Good team analyzes equity of congestion pricing on Interstate 405

By Emily F. Keller
August 19, 2019

A team in the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program has partnered with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to study the usage patterns, price sensitivities and […]

  • An example of an accessory dwelling unit, a small home

Team develops prototype tool on accessory dwelling units for homeowners

By Emily F. Keller
August 16, 2019

The City of Seattle is collaborating with an interdisciplinary team in the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program on a project to encourage the development of affordable […]

August 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
  • A woman looks at her phone

Data Science for Social Good team analyzes peer support data to understand ‘helpfulness’

By Emily F. Keller
August 14, 2019

Young adults who face mental health struggles often turn to social media for peer support, leaving a large data trail in a field that has been traditionally documented through qualitative […]

August 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Team develops ‘Algorithmic Equity Toolkit’ at Data Science for Social Good program

By Emily F. Keller
August 7, 2019

Community advocates who are concerned about the impacts of surveillance technologies and algorithmic decision systems (ADSs) will have a new set of examination tools soon. A team at the eScience […]

August 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Bernease Herman receives Mozilla Research Grant

August 6, 2019

Bernease Herman, eScience data scientist, has been awarded a $25,000 Mozilla Research Grant (2019H1) for her project titled “Toward generalizable methods for measuring bias in crowdsourced speech datasets and validation processes.”

The project aims […]

August 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • The Office of Naval Research logo

Shima Abadi receives Office of Naval Research funding

July 23, 2019

Shima Abadi, an affiliate faculty of the eScience Institute, has received multi-year funding from the Office of Naval Research to study the ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific continental shelf. This project […]

July 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Data Science for Social Good projects begin

Emily F. Keller
July 9, 2019

On June 17th, the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program began with 15 fellows working on four project teams in collaboration with data science leads from the eScience Institute and project […]

July 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |