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UW experts in big data

UW experts on data-intensive discovery, data visualization and machine learning.

Ed Lazowska
Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Director of UW eScience Institute
Office: 206-543-4755
Email: lazowska@cs.washington.edu
Web: http://www.cs.washington.edu/people/faculty/lazowska
Expertise: Techniques and technologies of data-intensive discovery; information technology and public policy; design, implementation and analysis of high-performance computing and communications systems.

Jeffrey Heer
Professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Email: jheer@cs.washington.edu
Web: http://www.cs.washington.edu/people/faculty/jheer
Expertise: Data visualization; human-computer interaction; the perceptual, cognitive and social factors involved in making sense of data, resulting in new interactive systems for visual analysis and communication.

Bill Howe
Affiliate assistant professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Associate director of UW eScience Institute
Office: 206-221-9261
Email: billhowe@cs.washington.edu
Web: http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~billhowe/
Expertise: Scientific databases, data-intensive scalable computing, visualization, web services, cloud computing, citizen science

Carlos Guestrin
Associate professor, Computer Science & Engineering
Office: 206-685 0486
Email: guestrin@cs.washington.edu
Web: http://homes.cs.washington.edu/~guestrin/
Expertise: Machine learning, graph analytics. Co-founder of GraphLab Inc.

John Wilkerson
Professor, Department of Political Science; director, UW Center for American Politics and Public Policy
Office: 206-543-8030
Email: jwilker@u.washington.edu
Web: http://www.polisci.washington.edu/Directory/Faculty/Faculty/faculty_wilkerson.html
Expertise: Creator of the Legislative Explorer, which uses big data to follow every bill and resolution introduced in Congress since 1973 — 250,000 and counting.
It notes each time a bill or resolution advances from one stage of the process to the next, in or out of committee or moves to the floor for consideration, totaling about 750,000 such movements. See UW Today story.