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Data for Good Conference 2022

Learning and Doing Data for Good
A conference for academics & their partners

Join us September 9th through 11th, 2022
The eScience Institute and the West Big Data Innovation Hub are hosting the “Learning and Doing Data for Good: A conference for academics and their partners,” which will be a forum for current students and alumni of university-based data […]

June 24th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Introducing the Data Science For Social Good 2022 Projects

By: Louisa Gaylord and Emily Keller

On June 13th, the University of Washington’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program began with sixteen student fellows working on four project teams in collaboration with data scientists from the eScience Institute and project leads from academic institutions. Student fellows joined the program from colleges and universities around […]

Python for Humanities: an Intro for Researchers

By: Louisa Gaylord

Last week the eScience Institute and UW Libraries Open Scholarship Commons co-hosted a workshop called “Python, your personal research assistant” for participants studying the humanities to explore the Python programming language and how to use it as a tool to aid in qualitative humanities work. Led by eScience Technical Education Specialist Naomi Alterman, […]

April 12th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Mapping Fungal Relationships in Trees

By: Louisa Gaylord

Korena Mafune is a 2021 Washington Research Foundation postdoctoral fellow in the University of Washington’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, where she studies the symbiotic interactions among plants, fungi, and bacteria. She received her PhD from UW’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, where she studied the root-associated fungal communities of old-growth […]

Winter School 2022 Program Wrap-Up

The eScience Institute’s “Winter School on Data Science Tools” recently concluded, which was led by Senior Data Science Fellow Jose Manuel Magallanes, renowned Computational Policy Scientist from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, who is a visiting professor with support from the Evans School of Public Policy and the eScience Institute. The 2022 Winter School introduced […]

New Software Engineering Center to Accelerate Scientific Discovery at UW

Software engineering is vital to Seattle’s emergence as a tech leader driving a local climate of innovation. The new Scientific Software Engineering Center (SSEC) at UW’s eScience Institute will leverage local software engineering talent to advance scientific frontiers that will change the world around us and respond to the challenges that face humanity. The SSEC, […]

Modeling and Predicting Tree Growth with Data Science

By: Louisa Gaylord

Stuart Ian Graham is a graduate student in the University of Washington’s Biology program who recently published a paper with Senior Data Science Fellow and eScience Institute Research Scientist Ariel Rokem, along with others from the University of Washington, Université de Montpellier, and University of California Los Angeles. The paper, published in the […]

Announcing the 2022 Winter Incubator Projects

By: Louisa Gaylord

The eScience’s annual 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, […]

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Data Science Minor Student Profile: Bonnie Du

By: Louisa Gaylord

Last Fall quarter, the University of Washington launched the Data Science minor program to bring data science to a wide range of undergraduates within and beyond the STEM fields. Data science is incredibly versatile because it brings together scientific processes and analytical tools, like deep learning and data visualization, to extract insights from […]

Data Science for Social Good Teams Present Their Project Results

By: Emily Keller

On August 18th, student fellows at the eScience Institute’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program presented the results of their 10-week summer projects on the topics of fairness in computational redistricting, and the impacts of Seattle’s minimum wage ordinance in relation to residential displacement and commuting patterns. The student fellows conducted their […]