The UW Scientific Software Engineering Center (SSEC) at the eScience Institute leverages local software engineering talent to advance scientific frontiers.
Software engineering is vital to Seattle’s emergence as a tech leader to drive a local climate of innovation. SSEC is a diverse team of software engineers who work with UW scientists on impactful research projects, infusing them with the software industry’s best practices, and delivering open source, reusable software that will accelerate future research in areas like climate, health, energy and basic science.
Led by Head of Engineering Vani Mandava, SSEC is structured around applied machine learning for science, cloud computing and data management, and community building around scientific software.
“Through SSEC and eScience, researchers have an opportunity to build the next generation of open source software solutions to unlock the potential of large scientific datasets.”
— Vani Mandava, SSEC Head of Engineering