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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: , , , |
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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: , , , , , , |