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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 […]

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 […]

Data Science Minor Student Profile: Stefan de Villiers

By: Louisa Gaylord

The University of Washington hosted the Data Science Minor Showcase several weeks ago, an event for undergraduates to explore the curriculum offered as part of the Data Science Minor program that was launched in Fall 2020. The showcase featured UW faculty outlining the new courses they have developed for the Minor, personal experiences […]

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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.

Hackweeks […]

How UW Medicine is Using Cloud Computing to Aid Seattle’s Covid Response

By: Louisa Gaylord

Over the past year, the University of Washington and UW Medicine have been at the heart of the city of Seattle’s Covid-19 response: researchers studying social distancing and how the virus spreads on our communities, volunteers collecting and distributing supplies, clinical vaccine trials, and a partnership with the city to process over 2 […]

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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: , , , , , , , , |
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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: , , , , , , |
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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 […]

September 10th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |