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Allen School News » Jeffrey Heer wins IEEE Visualization Technical Achievement Award

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Senior #datascience fellow Jeffrey Heer has won the Visualization Technical Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers! https://news.cs.washington.edu/2017/09/12/jeffrey-heer-wins-ieee-visualization-technical-achievement-award/

news.cs.washington.edu Allen School professor Jeffrey Heer, who leads the Interactive Data Lab at the University of Washington, has been recognized the 2017 IEEE Visualization Technical Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers. The IEEE Visualization and Graphics Technical Committee (VGTC...

The Information War: Fake News, Privacy and Big Data

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A week from today, you can learn about "The Information War: Fake News, Privacy and Big Data" featuring experts Ryan Calo, Jevin West and Kate Starbird! Register now for this exceptional event! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-information-war-fake-news-privacy-and-big-data-tickets-37390269302

eventbrite.com An information war is underway. Politicians, advertisers and even scientists are using the internet (and your own data) to commandeer your attention and influence your actions. They know who you are and what you’ll respond to. Some, we’ve seen, are not above promoting half-truths, making predictions...

BLOCK PARTY: Tactile MapTile - Design in Public

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This weekend, check out #DSSG2016 fellow Jess Hamilton's work presented by the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology! http://www.designinpublic.org/event/tactile-maptile/

designinpublic.org Inspired by tactile maps used by people with low vision, this installation features a scaled-up map of the Pioneer Square area. We urge participants to consider non-visual experiences of city surroundings. Rather than rely on 2D map representations, this map uses transitions in material, texture, an...

Packaging data analytical work reproducibly using R (and friends)

New preprint on PeerJ co-authored by Ben Marwick, #datascience fellow: https://peerj.com/preprints/3192/

peerj.com Computers are a central tool in the research process, enabling complex and large scale data analysis. As computer-based research has increased in complexity, so have the challenges of ensuring that this research is reproducible. To address this challenge, we review the concept of the research compen...

UW Student Jessica Hamilton Receives 2017 ASLA Student Honor Award | Urban@UW

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#DSSG2016 fellow Jess Hamilton has won the American Society of Landscape Architects Student Honor Award in the Communications Category! Huge congrats to Jess and her advisors Anat Caspi, Ben Spencer and Thaisa Way! http://urban.uw.edu/index.php/news/article/uw-student-jessica-hamilton-receives-2017-asla-student-honor-award

urban.uw.edu UW graduate Jessica Hamilton, receives prestigious award for an innovative project in collaboration between the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, and UW Landscape Architecture sponsored by Urban@UW.

Open Science and ECS

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David Beck, Matt Murbach and Daniel Schwartz talk #bigdata, #datascience and their upcoming hack day with The Electrochemical Society! https://soundcloud.com/theelectrochemicalsociety/open-science-and-ecs

soundcloud.com Our topic today is, open science, and we have three guests to help get a handle on this wide-ranging subject. Daniel Schwartz is the Boeing-Sutter Professor of Chemical Engineering and Director of th

The Information War: Fake News, Privacy and Big Data

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You must see this! Panelists Jevin West, Kate Starbird and Ryan Calo, with moderator Bill Howe, join forces to offer insight into #fakenews, #privacy, and #bigdata! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-information-war-fake-news-privacy-and-big-data-tickets-37390269302

eventbrite.com An information war is underway. Politicians, advertisers and even scientists are using the internet (and your own data) to commandeer your attention and influence your actions. They know who you are and what you’ll respond to. Some, we’ve seen, are not above promoting half-truths, making predictions...

[08/28/17]   Join the South Big Data Hub for a webinar 8/31 on "Data science education in traditional contexts"! YouTube link and details here: http://www.southbdhub.org/datadivideworkshop.html

Why Seattle is poised to be a leader in ‘smart city’ technology and regulations

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U.S. Representative Suzan DelBene, UW President Ana Mari Cauce, and other leaders gathered yesterday in the Studio to strategize on the modernization of cities! https://www.geekwire.com/2017/seattle-poised-leader-establishing-smart-city-regulations-technology/

geekwire.com New technology is helping local government create “smarter” cities in a variety of ways, from adaptive traffic lights to open data platforms to advanced utility meters. But with innovation comes…

Allen School News » UW’s Sham Kakade and Maryam Fazel earn NSF TRIPODS Award to advance the state of the art in data science

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Sham Kakade, senior #datascience fellow, and electrical engineering professor Maryam Fazel will be a part of “Harnessing the Data Revolution"! https://news.cs.washington.edu/2017/08/24/uws-sham-kakade-and-maryam-fazel-earn-nsf-tripods-award-to-advance-the-state-of-the-art-in-data-science/

news.cs.washington.edu A team of University of Washington researchers co-led by Sham Kakade, a professor in the Allen School and Department of Statistics, and Electrical Engineering Professor Maryam Fazel have secured a $1.5 million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop new algorithmic tools that wil...

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