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Call for Presenters – UW Data Science Seminar Series

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 that […]

September 28th, 2022|Categories: News|

Vani Mandava joins UW as Head of Engineering for SSEC

Vani Mandava joins UW as Head of Engineering to build a world-class software engineering team to transform scientific software development.

The University of Washington eScience Institute welcomes Vani Mandava as the Head of Engineering for the […]

September 27th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Learning and Doing Data for Good 2022 Conference

Earlier this month the eScience Institute held the “Learning and Doing Data For Good” conference, an event for current students and alumni in university-based data for good programs, their project partners, and data science professionals. […]

Black-owned restaurants disproportionately impacted during pandemic

During the first year of the pandemic, and amid protests for racial justice following the murder of George Floyd, tech companies such as Google, Yelp and DoorDash started “Black-owned” labelling campaigns to encourage customer support […]

September 7th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

OceanHackweek 2022

OceanHackWeek (OHW) 2022 concluded on August 19th after five days of collaborative data exploration, peer learning, and software development. Expanding on a successful hybrid event in 2021, OHW22 was a global virtual event with six […]

September 1st, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Data Science for Social Good Teams Present Their Final Project Results

By: Emily F. Keller

Student fellows at the University of Washington Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program presented the results of their 10-week summer projects on August 17th. The fellows conducted their work on four […]

2022 Hackweek Participant Testimonials

This year the eScience Institute hosted another summer of our hackweek programs, including the SnowEx Hackweek in July and the NeuroHackademy program in August. Hackweeks are intentionally designed to foster an environment of collaboration among […]

August 25th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Interdisciplinary Team Creates Tool to Detect and Quantify Satellite Streaks

By: Emily F. Keller

The recent growth of low-Earth-orbit satellites is posing a threat to a range of groups who rely on the sky for science, spirituality and tradition, by leaving a plethora of bright streaks […]

Research Team Examines the Impacts of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Ordinance on Household-Level Poverty

By: Emily F. Keller

Research about the relationship between poverty and the minimum wage in Seattle has often focused on examining the economic circumstances of individual workers. One of the projects of the Data Science for […]

Interdisciplinary Team Designs Database to Advance ‘Self-Sufficiency Standard’ Research

By: Emily F. Keller

Determining the income level that working families need to meet their basic needs requires a dynamic approach. An interdisciplinary team at the University of Washington (UW) Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) […]

Applying ‘Geospatial First’ Approach to Estimating Heating Loads in Alaska

By: Emily F. Keller

Decarbonization efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change face a unique challenge in Alaska. While about 70 percent of energy use in the state goes to heating, there is a lack […]

Introducing the Data Science For Social Good 2022 Projects

By: Louisa Gaylord and Emily Keller

On June 13th, the University of Washington’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program began with sixteen student fellows working on four project teams in collaboration with data scientists […]

Discover How AI is Utilized Across UW

By: Louisa Gaylord

Earlier this week, the eScience Institute co-hosted Discovering AI@UW, an event that brought together artificial intelligence experts from across the University of Washington campus to discuss their projects and how they intersect. Over […]

Evolving the Hackweek Model with ICESat-2 2022

By: Scott Henderson and Louisa Gaylord

The eScience Institute hosts a variety of hackweeks every year, which are designed to immerse participants in collaborative project work around a specific topic. Hackweeks try to blend elements of […]

Python for Humanities: an Intro for Researchers

By: Louisa Gaylord

Last week the eScience Institute and UW Libraries Open Scholarship Commons co-hosted a workshop called “Python, your personal research assistant” for participants studying the humanities to explore the Python programming language and how […]

April 12th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Mapping Fungal Relationships in Trees

By: Louisa Gaylord

Korena Mafune is a 2021 Washington Research Foundation postdoctoral fellow in the University of Washington’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where she studies the symbiotic interactions among plants, fungi, and bacteria. She […]

Winter School 2022 Program Wrap-Up

The eScience Institute’s “Winter School on Data Science Tools” recently concluded, which was led by Senior Data Science Fellow Jose Manuel Magallanes, renowned Computational Policy Scientist from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, who is a […]

New Software Engineering Center to Accelerate Scientific Discovery at UW

Software engineering is vital to Seattle’s emergence as a tech leader driving a local climate of innovation. The new Scientific Software Engineering Center (SSEC) at UW’s eScience Institute will leverage local software engineering talent to […]

Modeling and Predicting Tree Growth with Data Science

By: Louisa Gaylord

Stuart Ian Graham is a graduate student in the University of Washington’s Biology program who recently published a paper with Senior Data Science Fellow and eScience Institute Research Scientist Ariel Rokem, along with […]

Announcing the 2022 Winter Incubator Projects

By: Louisa Gaylord

The eScience’s annual 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 […]

Data Science Minor Student Profile: Stefan de Villiers

By: Louisa Gaylord

The University of Washington hosted the Data Science Minor Showcase several weeks ago, an event for undergraduates to explore the curriculum offered as part of the Data Science Minor program that was launched […]

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Data Science Minor Student Profile: Bonnie Du

By: Louisa Gaylord

Last Fall quarter, the University of Washington launched the Data Science minor program to bring data science to a wide range of undergraduates within and beyond the STEM fields. Data science is incredibly […]

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: , , , |