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NSF sponsors DataLab research
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Dr. Blumenstock, along with UW professor Tyler McCormick, have received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study "Sparse Motifs: Compact Bayesian Models of Massive Social Graphs"

World Bank supports DataLab research
Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Dr. Blumenstock was awarded a research grant from the World Bank to study "Conflict and Private Sector Development in Afghanistan"

Gates Foundation funds DataLab research in the Philippines
Monday, April 18, 2016

Dr. Blumenstock and PhD student Niall Keleher have received a grant from the Gates Foundation to study the impact of first-time mobile phone use on households in rural Philippines. The project is titled, "Integrating Isolated Communities."

Dr. Spiro to speak at New Directions in Computational Social Science & Data Science Symposium
Monday, April 18, 2016

Dr. Spiro will be at Berkeley next week to speak at the New Directions in Computational Social Science & Data Science Symposium.  

Dr. Blumenstock at Wesleyan University
Friday, April 15, 2016

Dr. Blumenstock is presenting "Fighting Poverty with Data: Research at the Intersection of Machine Learning and Development Economics" at Wesleyan University

DataLab research covered by GeekWire
Monday, April 04, 2016

Collaborative research by Dr. Spiro and Dr. Starbird (UW HCDE) shows that official accounts can help truth win out over misinformation on Twitter. Read more in the featured article in GeekWire

DataLab faculty and students headed to INSNA Sunbelt Conference
Monday, April 04, 2016

DataLab faculty and students will be at the International Networks for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) Sunbelt Conference this week. 

DataLab featured in the New York Times
Friday, April 01, 2016

Research by DataLab co-Director Dr. Blumenstock was discussed in an article in today's New York Times, "Satellite Images Can Pinpoint Poverty Where Surveys Can’t."

Pacific Development Conference
Saturday, March 05, 2016

Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting his research on behavioral constraints to saving at the Pacific Development Conference at Stanford University.

WSDM Conference Data Challenge
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Ian Wesley-Smith and Jevin West gave a talk at the WSDM conference on one of the winning algorithms for the Data Challenge.

Dr. Spiro to speak at the UW Research Exposed! Seminar
Monday, January 25, 2016

On Wed. January 27th, Dr. Spiro will speak about her research exploring rumoring behavior on social media during crisis events at the UW Undergraduate Research Seminar: Research Exposed! Approaches to Inquiry

Dr. Spiro published in Current Opinion in Psychology
Friday, January 22, 2016
Open Access gathering steam
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Jevin West and his work on open access metrics were featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

DataLab wins "Most Influential" award
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Joshua Blumenstock's post on Mobile-izing Savings in Afghanistan was voted the "Most influential post of 2015" by NextBillion, a prominent research portal focused on the world's 4 billion low-income producers and consumers.

DataLab research to be published at CHI 2016
Monday, December 14, 2015

DataLab faculty and students had a number of paper accepted to the 2016 ACM CHI conference. Yea Seul Kim and Dr. Hullman's paper 'Generating Personalized Spatial Analogies for Distances and Areas', with collaborator Maneesh Agrawala was accepted. Dr. Hullman's work 'Approximately When is my Bus? User-centered Visualizations of Uncertainty in Everyday, Mobile Predictive Systems' with collaborators Matt Kay, Tara Kola, and Sean Munson, was also accepted to the conference. Finally, Dr. Spiro's research article 'Could this be true? I think so! Expressed Uncertainty in Online Rumoring' co-authored Dr. Kate Starbird (HCDE), and students I. Edwards, K. Zhou, J. Maddock, and S. Narasimhan was accepted. 

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