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On November 12, 2013 as the featured talk at a White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) event, a five-year, $37.8 million award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation was made to the University of Washington, the University of California at Berkeley, and New York University. The award aims to dramatically accelerate the growth of data-intensive discovery in a broad range of scientific fields.
The University of Washington has already assumed a leadership role
in addressing such problems and directing Big Data discussions. Its
eScience Institute —
created in 2008 as the brainchild of
Lazowska, Tom Daniel
(Professor of Biology),
Werner Stuetzle (Professor of
Statistics and Divisional Dean, Arts & Sciences) and others
— has collaborated with the
UW’s Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS), now
more than a decade old, to become a national leader in advancing the
techniques and technologies of data-intensive discovery.
Jeff Dean, Gail Murphy, Brad Fitzpatrick
We approach graduation 2014 with extreme excitement about the
department, the field, and our future. The entire campus has become
aware of the importance of computing to every field — from
social science to physical science to medicine and law. Interest in
our classes across UW has grown and continues to grow at a dizzying
rate. The latest “intended major” statistics from the
incoming freshmen class at the University of Washington shows
continued exponential growth among high school seniors planning on
majoring in computer science.
A visionary CSE alumnus has navigated successful entrepreneurial launch into the tech universe, not just once, but twice in the last six years. The latest venture for Christophe Bisciglia ('03) is WibiData, a San Francisco-based startup founded in 2010 to build real-time big data applications for customers across a variety of sectors from retail to the finance industry.
UW CSE alum Przemek Pardyak bluntly notes there are 500 ways for startup companies to fail. Yet, he co-founded and sold two successful startups and is now one year into his third company, usermind, which launched in spring 2013.MORE »
UW CSE is thrilled to announce its first two faculty hires of the 2014: Yejin Choi, currently assistant professor at SUNY Stony Brook and a rising star in natural language processing, will join UW CSE this fall. Franzi Roesner, a researcher in security and privacy with a strong focus on design, will also join UW CSE as a faculty member this fall.MORE »
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