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West Big Data Innovation Hub
We are pleased to announce a second round of funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the West Big Data Innovation Hub, which is co-led by the Institute, and one of four organizations launched to build and strengthen data science partnerships across industry, academia, nonprofits, and government to address scientific and societal challenges.
Data Science for Social Good
Today concludes the first week of our ten-week 2019 Data Science for Social Good Program! We have a cohort of 16 student fellows matched with project leads and eScience data scientists all working together on four big data projects for the benefit of society.
ICESAT-2 Hackweek
The eScience Institute is a co-sponsor of the 2019 Cryospheric ICESAT-2 Hackweek, a five-day event held at the UW. Participants learned about technologies used to access and process ICESat-2 data with a focus on the cryosphere through interactive lectures and facilitated exploration of datasets and hands-on software development.
In the news
Ben Marwick, senior data science fellow, was interviewed for the Nature Index article "A “petting zoo for code” makes studies easier to reproduce."

Julian Olden, 2019 Winter Incubator project lead, is quoted in the Popular Science article "Today’s exotic pets are tomorrow’s invasive pests."
Job opportunities
Vulcan, Inc. is hiring three machine learning scientists to work on climate model development.

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Applied Mathematics
The Institute was a co-sponsor of the Applied Mathematics: The Next 50 Years Conference, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of this department and which focused on the themes of data science and optimization. Photo from Eli Shlizerman's Tweet here.
Data scientist Amanda Tan presented at the AWS Public Sector Summit on "Inferring detailed snow-covered areas for studying changes in ecosystems from high-resolution CubeSat imagery" as part of an Earth Science Information Partners-funded project led by research scientist Nicoleta Cristea and IGERT graduate student Tony Cannistra.
Landscape Architecture
Thaisa Way, data science fellow, is the co-author on an opinion piece published in the Tri-City Herald titled "An education road trip around Washington state."
Congratulations to Connor Gilroy, co-organizer of the Computational Demography Working Group, for receiving the UW Sociology Department Award for Outstanding Performance for the Master of Arts Degree. Gilroy was also a co-organizer of last year's Summer Institute for Computational Social Science.
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