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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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INCF Short Course: Introduction to Neuroinformatics 2023 


This short course will take place from October 2-4, 2023 in person at the University of Washington. It is designed for early career researchers, trainees, or individuals switching into the field. Applications are due on Thursday, June 15, and notifications of acceptance will go out on Wednesday, July 5.

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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.


MLCommons Science Working Group Invites Researchers to Run New Benchmarks

The MLCommons Science Working Group encourages and supports the curation of large-scale experimental and scientific datasets and the engineering of machine learning (ML) benchmarks operating on those datasets. Tirelessly working to advance ML and artificial intelligence (AI) within the research community, the Working Group has recently released four testing benchmarks focused on  cloudmasking, geophysics, scanning transmission electron microscopes (STEMDL) and cancer distributed learning environments (CANDLE UNO).



Women in Data Science Hawai’i ‘23

Women in Data Science Hawai’i ‘23 will be hosted virtually this year by the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa and Chaminade University. It will take place on Friday, April 28 (12-4pm HT). Registration is free at


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What can the West Hub do for you?

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