During the episode we discuss something Professor Beck is passionate about, getting more scholars into the data science fold. University of Washington's eScience Institute launched in 2008. Its practice has changed over the years as it examines how to extract knowledge and useful actionable information from data. An effort that started out serving engineering and science disciplines, now includes arts and humanities scholars. David helps foster the interdisciplinary sharing of knowledge to apply data approaches across many subject matters. We explore how Dr. Beck's undergraduate computer science studies set the ground for what turned out to be a search to deliver impact for the good of society. Great work happening at the University of Washington and in with David's personal research. Hear about it in the latest episode of 26.1 AI Podcast.