Bill Howe is Associate Director and Senior Data Science Fellow at the University of Washington eScience Institute; co-founded Urban@UW; and leads UW’s participation in the MetroLab Network with support from the MacArthur Foundation and Microsoft. He is an Associate Professor in the Information School, Adjunct Associate Professor in Computer Science & Engineering, and created a first MOOC on Data Science through Coursera. His research aims to make the techniques and technologies of data science dramatically more accessible, particularly at scale. His methods are rooted in database models and languages. He leads is an applied, systems-oriented research group, frequently sourcing projects through collaborations in the physical, life, and social sciences.