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Data Science for Social Good projects begin

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 leads from academia and […]

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

Partnerships for impact: NSF awards an additional $4M to the West Big Data Innovation Hub co-led by the UW eScience Institute

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding a second round of funding for the Regional Big Data Innovation Hubs – organizations launched in 2015 to build and strengthen data science partnerships across industry, academia, nonprofits, […]

June 19th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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UW hosts the first annual Northwest Data Science Summit

The first annual Northwest Data Science Summit was held on the University of Washington (UW) campus May 7 – 8, 2019, jointly sponsored by the UW eScience Institute and the Data Science Institute at the […]

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The rise and fall of network stars

Michael Fire, previous eScience postdoctoral fellow, and Carlos Guestrin, senior data science fellow, have published a paper titled “The rise and fall of network stars: analyzing 2.5 million graphs to reveal how high-degree vertices emerge […]

May 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
  • Gov. Inslee signs Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill No. 5600, May 9, 2019. Relating to residential tenant protections. Primary Sponsor: Patty Kuderer. Tim Thomas stands left of the Washington flag.

Evictions project impacts new state legislation

By Tim Thomas, Moore/Sloane Postdoctoral Fellow

On May 9th, Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5600 into law which extends the evictions pay-or-vacate notice in Washington from three days to 14 days. The Washington Evictions Research […]

May 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Submit your application to work with us as a data scientist

The eScience Institute at the University of Washington is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Data Scientist. The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more areas related to data science (machine learning, statistics, databases, […]

May 16th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |
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Participants reflect on first Waterhackweek

The eScience Institute and the UW Freshwater Initiative co-hosted the first Waterhackweek, a five-day collaborative event for freshwater-related data science Mar. 25 – 29, 2019. We asked participants to give us their insight on the […]

April 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Reflections on the 2019 Winter Incubator program

With the results of our 2019 Winter Incubator program in, we offered participants the opportunity to weigh in on their experiences in this data science- intensive 10-week program. Two of them responded; here are their […]

April 24th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • Participants in the 2019 Waterhackweek pose in front of Portage Bay. Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

eScience Institute, Freshwater Initiative host first Waterhackweek

The first Waterhackweek, a five-day collaborative event for freshwater-related data science, was held at the University of Washington (UW) in partnership with the eScience Institute and the UW Freshwater Initiative Mar. 25 – 29, 2019. […]

April 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |
  • Attendees of the 2018 MSDSE Annual Summit pose for a group shot. Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

Reflections on five years of the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments

The Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments (MSDSE) program, established jointly by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, was launched in 2014 to foster and enhance data-intensive discovery at academic institutions. […]

April 10th, 2019|Categories: News|
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Team receives Earth science funding

A team of University of Washington (UW) researchers led by eScience research scientist Nicoleta Cristea has received Lab Incubator Project funding from Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). The project is titled “Developing workflows for assessing high-resolution CubeSat imagery […]

  • Given examples of labeled images in a training data set (e.g., cats vs dogs) we can create neural networks to identify the probability of a new picture containing one using GPUs.

Deep Learning Institute held at eScience

On Feb. 22 the UW Research Computing team hosted a Deep Learning Institute (DLI) on using machine learning for computer vision at the eScience Institute. The DLI was attended by a diverse set of participants […]

February 28th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |
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Team receives NIH grant for Alzheimer’s disease research

Senior data science fellow Su-In Lee and collaborator Matt Kaeberlein have received a grant of just over $3 million from the National Institutes of Health for their project “Interpretable machine learning to identify Alzheimer’s disease therapeutic targets.” In […]

February 27th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • Race differences in evictions for select WA counties. Please reference https://evictions.study/results.html for the analysis of this graph.

Press release: Results from the UW Evictions Project

A team of University of Washington researchers including eScience postdoctoral fellow Timothy A. Thomas, Ott Toomet, Ian Kennedy, and Alex Ramiller, has released a report titled “The state of evictions: results from the University of […]

  • Micaela Parker (left) and Sarah Stone enjoy a gathering at the WRF Data Science Studio. Photo, Robin Brooks

eScience executive leadership changes

Micaela Parker, eScience co-executive director with Sarah Stone, will be transitioning to a new position beginning the week of Feb. 11, 2019. Over the past year, she has been holding two joint appointments: as the eScience […]

February 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |
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New Year’s letter from the eScience director

Dear eScience community,

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome the new year at the eScience Institute! 2019 is particularly special because we are turning the page on the first ten years of the Institute […]

January 8th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
  • Some of the 2018 Data Science for Social Good Fellows strike a pose

2018 eScience milestones

From left: speaker Nicole Nelson; Summer Institute in Computational Social Science participants; Data Then and Now seminar; speaker Matthew Rocklin. Photos, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

By Robin Brooks, Communications Associate

As 2018 draws to a close, we […]

January 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • Nicole Nelson presents at a Data Then and Now seminar

Data Then and Now: Call for invited speakers

We are soliciting applications for guest speakers for a new invited lecture series at the University of Washington that resides at the intersection of data science and Science and Technology Studies (STS).

We know there is […]

December 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Blog: Moonlighting in oceanography: our work with the Regional Cabled Array

By Rob Fatland, UW Director of Cloud and Data Solutions
Have you ever wondered why volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor don’t boil the ocean? Me, too. Of course, the ocean ought to win being much larger […]

  • Attendees of the 2018 MSDSE Annual Summit pose for a group shot. Photo, Robin Brooks, eScience Institute

eScience team attends Moore/Sloan Summit

By Robin Brooks
Over 100 people attended the Moore/Sloan Data Science Environments (MSDSE) Annual Summit, which took place in Park City, Utah, Oct. 10 – 13. This short conference allows university faculty and staff from the UW, […]

October 26th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Teams receive Department of Energy funding

Two research teams have received funding from the Department of Energy (DOE). Working with researchers from Iowa State, data science fellow Jim Pfaendtner (UW Chemical Engineering) and eScience Director of Research David Beck (UW Chemical Engineering) will […]

October 23rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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UW researchers are changing the way we use satellite observations of Earth

The University of Washington, along with collaborators from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Anaconda, and Element84 have just been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to […]

October 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , |
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Geohackweek attendees offer observations

Dozens attended the 2018 Geohackweek, which aims to foster community building, peer learning and the exploration of new data science tools in a collaborative and welcoming learning environment. We asked participants to share their thoughts on […]

October 16th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |
  • Participants in the 2018 Geohackweek. Photo, Rachael Murray, eScience Institute

Dozens attend third annual Geohackweek

By Anthony Arendt, Geohackweek Co-Organizer
The University of Washington’s eScience Institute hosted its third annual Geohackweek September 10 – 14, 2018. A diverse mix of over 50 participants joined us from industry, academia, government and non-profit organizations […]

October 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: |