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.
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.