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Vani Mandava joins UW as Head of Engineering for SSEC

Vani Mandava joins UW as Head of Engineering to build a world-class software engineering team to transform scientific software development.

The University of Washington eScience Institute welcomes Vani Mandava as the Head of Engineering for the newly formed UW Scientific Software Engineering Center SSEC (pronounced S Seek).

Vani has most recently been leading Trustworthy AI research engagements […]

September 27th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

OceanHackweek 2022

OceanHackWeek (OHW) 2022 concluded on August 19th after five days of collaborative data exploration, peer learning, and software development. Expanding on a successful hybrid event in 2021, OHW22 was a global virtual event with six regional satellites around the world to accommodate more diverse learning environment preferences, as well as to better address the demand […]

September 1st, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Data Science for Social Good Teams Present Their Final Project Results

By: Emily F. Keller

Student fellows at the University of Washington Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program presented the results of their 10-week summer projects on August 17th. The fellows conducted their work on four interdisciplinary teams, working with project leads and data scientists. 

The DSSG program at the eScience Institute brings together students from universities […]

2022 Hackweek Participant Testimonials

This year the eScience Institute hosted another summer of our hackweek programs, including the SnowEx Hackweek in July and the NeuroHackademy program in August. Hackweeks are intentionally designed to foster an environment of collaboration among participants, and include participants from around the world. Here are some reflections shared by participants in our 2022 programs:
SnowEx Hackweek

The SnowEx […]

August 25th, 2022|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

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, […]