April 9, 2019

Deciphering the early evolution of the universe with cloud computing

Ruby Bryne demos the technology she developed to help optimize a telescope half a world aways

Radio astronomy Ph.D. candidate Ruby Byrne is working to shed light on the cosmic dawn by optimizing a telescope half-a-world-away. She’s leveraging her membership in the Research Computing Club for cloud computing credits to do her research. Learning more about the early evolution of the universe could help us better understand dark matter, star and…

March 5, 2019

Deep Learning Institute held at eScience Institute

Instructor teaches the Deep Learning Institute in front of people seated in a classroom

A full-day workshop on Feb. 22, 2019, introduced UW students, faculty and staff to the basics of machine learning, an approach to Artificial Intelligence, and how to apply deep learning techniques to a range of computer vision tasks. While machine learning uses algorithms that parse and learn data inputs, deep learning structures layers of algorithms…

January 29, 2019

Leveraging technology for a better University

A man and woman work together in a lab testing a piece of equipment

Learn how the UW continues to invest in information technology to advance the work of students, faculty and staff, and how IT in being used in innovative ways across the University to enhance teaching, learning, collaboration and discovery. Find out about key IT initiatives planned for 2019. Read the latest UW-IT Partnerships 2018 series.

January 9, 2019

Accelerate your research with computing tools and resources

Two Computer Scientists Choose Between Printed Circuit Boards

Explore the research computing resources available and take advantage of one-on-one consultation and expert computing advice. Find out how Hyak, the UW’s on-site supercomputer, and cloud computing solutions, can advance your research. Learn about on-site large-scale storage and the high speed research network.

November 15, 2018

Grad student uses AWS cloud computing to track shipments for capstone project, lands job

Map global logistics partnership connection and wireless communication network, abstract image of internet of things

Anya Chaliotis, a graduate of the master’s degree program in information management, used Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing to deliver a supply chain solution for a global logistics company in her capstone project. Find out how the experience landed her a job.

November 12, 2018

The internet of the ocean deepens our understanding of the ocean’s mysteries

Deep-sea octopus

Learn how scientists are unraveling the ocean’s mysteries with a sea of never-before-available data, and using research computing and data science tools to deepen our understanding of our planet’s life support system. They’re partnering with UW-IT and the UW’s eScience Institute for the expertise they need to accelerate their work.

August 9, 2018

Hacking the ocean’s mysteries

A vast underwater network of systems and sensors are capturing rich, never-before-accessible data from the mysterious world beneath our oceans. To build a stronger community of scientists using that data, oceanographers will convene at the UW for Oceanhackweek, five intensive days of collaborative investigations and tutorials in modern data analysis tools and techniques.

Read more about the hackweek

April 27, 2018

New funding to increase student access to Hyak supercomputer for data-driven research

Student looking at computer screen with simulation produced using Hyak

Students will have expanded access to the Hyak supercomputer’s massive-scale computing capabilities for data-driven scientific research and academic projects, thanks to $433 thousand in funding awarded by the Student Technology Fee (STF). The funding purchased additional Hyak computer nodes for the High Performance Computing (HPC) Club, a community of approximately 350 UW graduates and undergraduates…

April 20, 2018

A crystal ball for climate change

Flooding in downtown Snohomish in 2009

Learn how climate scientists are using the Hyak supercomputer to develop a model to help predict flood risk in the Pacific Northwest in the next century. What they’re discovering could help regional agencies like King County understand how to better prepare — influencing a range of changes, from regulating development on floodplains to building stronger…