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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 […]

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Testimonials from our Summer 2021 Hackweek Programs

This year the eScience Institute hosted another summer of our hackweek programs, including OceanHackweek, SnowEx Hackweek and NeuroHackademy. The sudden shift to a remote setting in spring 2020 brought new challenges for our eScience research team, and we came away with some valuable lessons learned and ideas to incorporate into this year’s iterations of hackweeks.

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Data Science for Social Good Team Builds Tools to Support Fairness in Computational Redistricting

By: Emily Keller

This fall, Congressional leaders will begin the state redistricting process that takes place every ten years to reflect population changes captured by the U.S. Census. As the process gets underway, a team in the  University of Washington Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program is creating a resource guide to help nonpartisan groups […]

Data Science for Social Good: Exploring Geographic Factors of Seattle’s Minimum Wage Law

By: Emily Keller

When the Seattle minimum wage law took effect in 2015, it dovetailed with an increase in housing prices as an influx of high-wage technology workers moved to the region. For an interdisciplinary team in the University of Washington Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program, this raises the question of whether some of […]

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Data Science for Social Good Program Launches for Summer 2021

By: Emily Keller

On June 14th, the University of Washington’s Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program began with eight student fellows working on two 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 the country. Their […]

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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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