DataLab at KDD 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014

Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting two papers at the "Data Science for Social Good" and "Learning about Emergencies from Social Information" workshops at KDD in August (20th ACM Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining).

Blumenstock at Population Association of America
Monday, April 28, 2014

Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting at the Population Association of America Annual Meeting in Boston on May 3

Introducing the Data Science Seminar!
Monday, April 07, 2014

The iSchool DataLab, in cooperation with the eScience Institute and CSE Interactive Data Lab, is excited to announce the launch of the Data Science Seminar, a new university-wide effort that brings together thought-leading speakers and researchers across campus to discuss topics related to data analysis, visualization and applications to domain sciences.

DataLab helps launch Joint Seminar in Development Economics
Saturday, April 05, 2014

The UW Information School, Department of Economics and Evans School of Public Affairs are launching a new research seminar, the Joint Seminar in Development Economics (JSDE).  This seminar series will provide a regular forum for interaction among the growing community of quantitative social scientists at UW working on issues related to international development.

Development Engineering talk
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Joshua Blumenstock will give the Development Engineering seminar at UC Berkeley on April 3

Pacific Development Conference
Saturday, March 15, 2014

Dr. Blumenstock, Michael Callen, and Tarek Ghani will be presenting "Violence and Precautionary Savings: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan" at the Pacific Development Conference

$200k grant awarded
Friday, February 28, 2014

Dr. Blumenstock has received a $200,000 Innovate Award from the Development Impact Lab

Spiro published in Information, Communication & Society
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Dr. Spiro and coauthors' new article "Warning Tweets: Serial Transmission of Warning Message During a Disaster Event.", which will be published in the new issue of Information, Communication & Society, is now available online

ICTD and ACM-DEV conference
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Dr. Blumenstock presented new results on technology and economic development at ACM-DEV and at ICTD in Cape Town, Germany

Major data science grant awarded to UW
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

UW receives part of $37.8 million grant to support interdisciplinary, data-intensive research.

DataLab is Hiring!
Monday, October 21, 2013

We are currently hiring a full- or part-time data scientist / software engineer  [apply here!]

DataLab awarded Google Research Award
Friday, September 06, 2013

DataLab PI Joshua Blumenstock awarded Google Research Award for research on networks in Afghanistan

Joshua Blumenstock receives Intel Early Career Faculty Award
Friday, August 16, 2013

DataLab faculty member Joshua Blumenstock was one of nine faculty members selected by Intel to receive an Early Career Faculty Award.  The award recognizes exceptional potential in junior faculty members, and includes a $40,000 gift to support ongoing and future research.  Full press release here.

New iSchool faculty Jevin West and Emma Spiro join DataLab
Monday, July 29, 2013

In Autumn 2013, the DataLab will add two new core faculty members, Emma Spiro and Jevin West.  Emma will help lead the Social Behavior initiative, and Jevin will help make Network Analysis an area of focus.

Innovations for Poverty Action funds DataLab research
Thursday, July 25, 2013

We would like to express our gratitude to Innovations for Poverty Action for supporting our work in Afghanistan