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An inclusive community for catalyzing and scaling data science for social needs


The West Big Data Innovation Hub, one of four regional hubs funded by the National Science Foundation, includes contributors and data enthusiasts from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and a global network of partners.


Our mission is to build and strengthen strategic partnerships across academia, industry, nonprofits, and government — connecting research, education, and practice to harness the data revolution.


The West Hub is your Hub. Whether it is participating in a data challenge or carpentry workshop or working towards a more resilient water future—and everything in between—we invite you to join our diverse and growing team of stakeholders that envisions a community empowered to contribute to a thriving West.


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Raise awareness of regional opportunities, inspiring new contributions and commitments

Catalyze team formation across academia, industry, nonprofits, and government

 Develop and enable translational data science pilot projects in our thematic areas

Support data science education, training, and workforce development


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Call for Applications: 2023 Data Science for Social Good


The University of Washington Data Science for Social Good summer program at the eScience Institute brings together data scientists and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit. The Call for Project Proposals is open through February 17. The Call for Student Applications is open through February 13.  

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The West Hub has an array of affiliates throughout the western states. Click on each state for a glimpse of "big data" spotlights.


TGR Activities Address Issues Surrounding the Depletion of Transboundary Groundwater

The Transboundary Groundwater Resilience (TGR) Network-of-Networks (NoN) team has been working to address transboundary groundwater depletion using a systems and network approach. Specifically, TGR synergistically connects water, social, data, and systems science to catalyze transformative change for groundwater systems around the world facing unprecedented depletion.


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Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) March 16-18

The WiCyS Conference is the premier event to recruit, retain, and advance women in cybersecurity. WiCyS brings together women in cybersecurity from academia, research, government, and industry. The 10th Annual WiCyS Conference will be held March 16-18 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. Registration opens on February 6.


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