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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|

eScience takes on 7 projects in the 2020 Winter Incubator program

The goal of the Winter Data Science Incubator is to enable new research discoveries by bringing together data scientists and domain scientists to work on focused, intensive, collaborative projects. Our team of data scientists provide […]

February 26th, 2020|Categories: News|

Data Scientists & Researchers Gather for the 2019 Moore Sloan Data Science Summit

By Jane Koh
On November 5-8, 2019, a broad group of eScience community members flew down to Sante Fe, New Mexico for the annual Moore Sloan Data Science Summit. The conference served to bring together academic […]

November 14th, 2019|Categories: News|

Participants reflect on Geohackweek 2019

October 15, 2019

The University of Washington’s eScience Institute hosted its fourth annual Geohackweek on September 9-13, 2019. A diverse mix of 45 participants joined us from industry, academia, government and non-profit organizations to advance our […]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: News|
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Data Science for Social Good teams present their project results

By Emily F. Keller
Sept. 18, 2019

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, fellows from four interdisciplinary teams presented the results of their projects at the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program. The ten-week summer program, […]

September 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |

Oceanhackweek participants engage in “brainstorm” of data techniques

September 13, 2019

Oceanhackweek, a five-day learning hackathon focused on exploring, creating and promoting effective computation and analysis workflows for large and complex oceanographic data, was held Aug. 26 – 30 on the Seattle campus. We […]

September 13th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: |
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Participants offer insight on Neurohackademy

September 5, 2019

We asked this year’s Neurohackademy participants to reflect on their experiences after joining us for this two-week neuroscience hacking event, and a record number responded! Here are there thoughts on this unique educational […]

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Humans changed global environment earlier than previously thought

August 29, 2019

Ben Marwick, senior data science fellow, is the co-author on new research published in Science using crowdsourced archaeology research. The paper, titled “Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use” illustrates that […]

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Data Science for Social Good team analyzes equity of congestion pricing on Interstate 405

By Emily F. Keller
August 19, 2019

A team in the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program has partnered with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to study the usage patterns, price sensitivities and […]

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Team develops prototype tool on accessory dwelling units for homeowners

By Emily F. Keller
August 16, 2019

The City of Seattle is collaborating with an interdisciplinary team in the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program on a project to encourage the development of affordable […]

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Data Science for Social Good team analyzes peer support data to understand ‘helpfulness’

By Emily F. Keller
August 14, 2019

Young adults who face mental health struggles often turn to social media for peer support, leaving a large data trail in a field that has been traditionally documented through qualitative […]

August 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Team develops ‘Algorithmic Equity Toolkit’ at Data Science for Social Good program

By Emily F. Keller
August 7, 2019

Community advocates who are concerned about the impacts of surveillance technologies and algorithmic decision systems (ADSs) will have a new set of examination tools soon. A team at the eScience […]

August 7th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Bernease Herman receives Mozilla Research Grant

August 6, 2019

Bernease Herman, eScience data scientist, has been awarded a $25,000 Mozilla Research Grant (2019H1) for her project titled “Toward generalizable methods for measuring bias in crowdsourced speech datasets and validation processes.”

The project aims […]

August 6th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
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Shima Abadi receives Office of Naval Research funding

July 23, 2019

Shima Abadi, an affiliate faculty of the eScience Institute, has received multi-year funding from the Office of Naval Research to study the ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific continental shelf. This project […]

July 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Data Science for Social Good projects begin

Emily F. Keller
July 9, 2019

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 […]

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

June 19, 2019

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, […]

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

May 28, 2019

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 […]

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The rise and fall of network stars

May 23, 2019

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 […]

May 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |
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Evictions project impacts new state legislation

By Tim Thomas, Moore/Sloane Postdoctoral Fellow

May 16, 2019

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 […]

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

Submit your application to work with us as a data scientist

May 16, 2019

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, […]

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

April 30, 2019

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 […]

April 30th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |