Sarah Stone

eScience Executive Director

Sarah Stone is the Executive Director of the eScience Institute. Stone handles eScience operations and planning, develops research and training programs, participates in strategic planning, and serves as the primary contact for university and industry partners, funding agencies and the public.

Stone is a co-founder of the UW Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program which partners student fellows from across the country with project leads from academia, government, and the private sector to find data-driven solutions to pressing societal challenges. From 2018-2020, Stone was eScience Director of Data Science Education, co-leading the Education and Career Paths Special Interest Group and helping departments across campus develop data science specializations. Stone sits on the executive committees for the eScience Institute, the UW Center for Environmental Forensic Science (CEFS), and the UW Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE). As a co-PI of the West Big Data Innovation Hub (WBDIH), she has focused on building and strengthening partnerships across the western U.S., with a particular focus on urban data science and data-enabled scientific discovery and training.

Prior to joining eScience as a Program Manager in 2014, Dr. Stone was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oceanography at Humboldt State University in northern California. She has been involved in many large, interdisciplinary research projects in oceanography and has a specialty in zooplankton ecology. Her research foci included the effects of krill swimming behavior on ocean particle dynamics; the role of ocean eddies in structuring animal diversity and abundance; zooplankton vertical migration and carbon sequestration.