DataLab paper at ACMDEV
Saturday, December 06, 2014

Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting "Probabilistic Inference of Unknown Locations: Exploiting Collective Behavior when Individual Data is Scarce," a paper co-authored with DataLab students Ram Chokkalingham, Vijay Gaikwad, and Sashwat Kondepudi, at the ACM Conference on Computing for Development (ACM-DEV) in San Jose on December 6.


Dr. Blumenstock to address World Bank
Saturday, November 01, 2014

Dr. Blumenstock will be presenting recent research at the forum on "Big Data in Action for Development" at the World Bank on October 22.  He will also be presenting work at the University of Maryland iSchool on October 21 and the Northeastern Universities Development Conference on November 1.

The DataLab is hiring a sysadmin!
Friday, October 24, 2014

Are you a talented linux sysadmin interested in building and maintaining a high-performance compute cluster? Apply Here!  Current students interested in this position should contact for information.

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