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  • 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: , |
  • Training data for the object detection model

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|
  • A collection of three images depicting people moving by foot, car and bicycle

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

RESEARCH SCIENTIST FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

University of Washington eScience Institute

Location: Seattle Campus

The eScience Institute empowers researchers and students in all fields to answer fundamental questions through the use of large, complex, and noisy data. As the hub […]

May 10th, 2018|Categories: News|
  • Participants in the West Big Data Hub Data Carpentry workshop. Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

Extending data science training across the West

In partnership with the West Big Data Innovation Hub, the eScience Institute hosted a hands-on Data Carpentry Instructor Training Mar. 22 – 23 in the WRF Data Science Studio. Participant teams hailed from across the western […]

April 13th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • Jenny Muilenberg presents at the UW Data Science Summit. Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

First UW Data Science Summit a success

By Robin Brooks
Over 200 students, faculty, staff, and community members attended the first annual UW Data Science Summit, a two-day conference hosted by the eScience Institute. The cross-disciplinary event, which was held on the Seattle […]

April 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • By combining artificial and human intelligence to improve mountain flood prediction, researchers hope to facilitate a better understanding of floods in coastal Washington watersheds. During a November 2015 flood of the Skagit River near Sedro-Woolley, Wash., resident Greg Platt moves bicycles to higher ground. Photo credit: Skagit Valley Herald. The modeled flood shown was the largest most recent flood caused by an atmospheric river (AR) event in 2006. Snow and ice are critical natural reservoirs of water resources. Improved understanding is expected to improve management decisions, planning, climate impact assessment, flood & drought resiliency. Before the incubator, hydrologic modeling predications were reported with unknown uncertainty estimates. The work accomplished during the Winter Incubator resulted in a standard method for ensuring ergodic, optimal model behavior required to support hypothesis testing used in scientific decision making. Given the hours of model run time required, the computing demand could not have been possible without the help of UW IT Cloud Services and Amazon Web Services.

Reflections on the 2018 Winter Incubator program

Nineteen project leads, eScience data scientists, and researchers participated in this year’s Winter Incubator program, which focused on projects in hydrology, political science, astronomy, atmospheric science and neuroscience. The five teams met over the course […]

March 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Students in the course

Masters students finish course on governance analytics

Twenty-two students participated in the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance’s course “Computational Thinking for Governance Analytics” held in the winter quarter. The course was created and taught by professor Jose Manuel Magallanes, an […]

  • Photo Courtesy of Mandalit Del Barco/NPR Richard Colón, better known by his stage name Crazy Legs at his home in Isabela, Puerto Rico, shows the before-and-after of the water filtration system he's helping deliver to people in remote areas. This photo originally appeared in https://www.npr.org/2017/10/01/554803408/richard-crazy-legs-col-n-returns-to-puerto-rico-with-a-clean-drinking-water-miss

RAPID grant awarded for Puerto Rico research

By Julia Hart for Freshwater

On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm. With sustained winds of 155 miles per hour, just two miles per hour shy of […]

  • A hand hovers over the touchpad of a lap, a notepad and pen next to it. Photo, University of Washington

Researchers receive five-year grant to study homelessness and education

By Emily Keller

The University of Washington (UW) eScience Institute has received a five-year, $754,601 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance data analytics at organizations serving the homeless in the Puget Sound region, […]

January 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
  • The sun sets at a DSSG event (and on 2017!) Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

2017 eScience Institute highlights

By Robin Brooks
It was a productive, full and fantastic year here at the eScience Institute. Students, faculty, staff, researchers and community members participated in dozens of events, workshops, seminars, poster sessions, working groups, networking opportunities, […]

December 15th, 2017|Categories: News|