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Data Science for Social Good Teams Present Their Project Results

By: Emily Keller

On August 18th, student fellows at the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program presented the results of their 10-week summer projects on the topics of fairness in computational redistricting, and […]

Pioneering New Platforms to Harness Astrophysical Data

This week the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University announced a multiyear collaboration effort to create new software platforms to analyze large astronomical datasets generated by the upcoming Legacy Survey of Space and Time […]

September 2nd, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Testimonials from our Summer 2021 Hackweek Programs

This year the eScience Institute hosted another summer of our hackweek programs, including OceanHackweek, SnowEx Hackweek and NeuroHackademy. The sudden shift to a remote setting in spring 2020 brought new challenges for our eScience research […]

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Data Science for Social Good Team Builds Tools to Support Fairness in Computational Redistricting

By: Emily Keller

This fall, Congressional leaders will begin the state redistricting process that takes place every ten years to reflect population changes captured by the U.S. Census. As the process gets underway, a team in […]

Data Science for Social Good: Exploring Geographic Factors of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Law

By: Emily Keller

When the Seattle minimum wage law took effect in 2015, it dovetailed with an increase in housing prices as an influx of high-wage technology workers moved to the region. For an interdisciplinary team […]

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Data Science for Social Good Program Launches for Summer 2021

By: Emily Keller

On June 14th, the University of Washington’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program began with eight student fellows working on two project teams in collaboration with data scientists from the eScience […]

How UW Medicine is Using Cloud Computing to Aid Seattle’s Covid Response

By: Louisa Gaylord

Over the past year, the University of Washington and UW Medicine have been at the heart of the city of Seattle’s Covid-19 response: researchers studying social distancing and how the virus spreads on […]

Help the Fibr Algorithm Learn to Read MRI Scans

By: Louisa Gaylord

The majority of mental health disorders are first diagnosed in childhood or adolescence. The disorders most commonly detected in young people include ADHD, anxiety, depression and behavior problems. Historically, individual labs and researchers […]

Introducing the New Winter Incubator Projects for 2021

By: Louisa Gaylord

The eScience’s Data Science Incubator program kicked off last week, which enables new research discoveries by bringing together data scientists and domain scientists to work on focused, intensive, collaborative projects. Our team of […]

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Using Data Science to Track Marine Heatwaves

By: Louisa Gaylord

UW School of Oceanography Professor LuAnne Thompson and recent PhD graduate Hillary Scannell are leading a team that uses data science to track and predict marine heatwaves (MHW). These extreme hot-water events have […]

December 10th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |
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Reflecting on a Novel Year of Virtual Hackweeks

By: Jane Koh

In early March 2020, as the dimensions of the Covid-19 pandemic started to become clear, the Waterhackweek organizing team was only three weeks out from hosting its in-person event when they made the […]

Azure Cloud Credits Available for Research & Teaching

University of Washington Azure Cloud Computing Credits for Research & Teaching
The University of Washington eScience Institute and UW Research Computing are partnering with Microsoft Azure to offer cloud computing credits to UW researchers (faculty, postdocs, research […]

October 29th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |
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Academic Data Science Alliance 2020 Annual Meeting

By: Louisa Gaylord

The Academic Data Science Alliance (ADSA) hosted their annual meeting from October 14th through 16th, which brought together data science methodologists and domain researchers from all disciplines and career stages to share breakthroughs […]

October 28th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |
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Waterhackweek 2020 Reflections

From August 31st to September 4th, 37 global participants logged on to take part in Waterhackweek (WHW) 2020. With the hackweek originally scheduled to take place in person in March, the organizers experienced the challenge […]

October 7th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |
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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|
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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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|