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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 data scientists provide expertise in state-of-the-art technology and methods in large-scale data manipulation and analytics, cloud and cluster computing, statistics […]

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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 had dramatic ecological impacts and have led to widespread toxic algal blooms, habitat degradation, and loss in commercially valuable fisheries. […]

December 10th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |
  • A Novel Year of Virtual Hackweeks

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 tough decision to postpone the hackweek until August. They joined several other hackweeks, all faced with the challenge of figuring […]

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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 of extending their efforts to recruit a new set of participants and experiment with ways of moving the collaborative event […]

October 7th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |
  • OceanHackWeek 2020

OceanHackWeek 2020 Reflections

The third annual OceanHackWeek (OHW) program was held entirely online on August 10th through 14th this year. The weeklong-program combines data exploration, peer learning and software development as participants dive into the interdisciplinary nature of oceanography, from genomics to global surface temperature. 47 OHW 2020 participants embraced Python and R, the two most widely used […]

September 10th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |
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Data Science for Social Good Fellows Present Their Project Results

By: Emily Keller

This year, two interdisciplinary teams at the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program tackled timely issues, conducting projects to identify disinformation articles about the coronavirus and detect minority vote dilution resulting from geographic boundary setting in state, city, county and school board districts.

On August 19th, the DSSG student fellows presented […]

DSSG Project Supports Equity in Voting District Boundaries

By: Emily Keller

As states, counties, cities and school boards across the country prepare to re-draw their voting districts in 2021, a software package that is being updated through the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program will help to ensure equal representation among constituents.

Voting district boundaries are re-drawn after each Census to account for changes in […]

August 6th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

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 online.

A new open source tool being developed as a project in the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer […]

  • Algorithmic Equity Toolkit

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 2019. The Algorithmic Equity Toolkit, or ‘AEKit,’ is a set of resources designed to help individuals better identify government surveillance […]

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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 and project leads from academic institutions and nonprofit organizations. Student fellows joined the program from colleges and universities around the […]