Don Setiawan

Don Setiawan

Research Software Engineer

eScience Institute

University of Washington

Research Software Engineering

I am a research software engineer with a strong focus in designing and maintaining geospatial data analysis systems and software to support environmental research. I am currently providing software solutions for research projects as part of the Scientific Software Engineering Center (SSEC) at UW eScience Institute. I am also a part of the Open-Source Ocean Acoustics Github Organization, developing echopype software for ocean sonar data.

I have expertise in Python programming, web development, geospatial data analytics, data management solutions, data visualization, relational databases, and system administration. I love to contribute to open-source software and share my knowledge.

I am a UW School of Oceanography alumnus. I gained my bachelor’s degree here with a focus on geospatial data analysis and management through the development of wave sensor buoys to study the spatial variability of oceanic waves. I was also actively involved with Marine Technology Society (MTS), OceanGate Foundation (OGF), Benthic Acoustic Mapping and Survey (BEAMS), Ocean Observatory Initiative-Interactive Oceans (OOI-IO), and served as the Information Technology Lead for Exploration and Remote Instrumentation by Students (ERIS).


  • Data Management and Engineering
  • Software Engineering
  • Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
  • Reproducibility & Open Science
  • Earth & Environmental Sciences
  • Oceanography
  • Web Development
  • DevOps/GitOps


  • BSc in Oceanography, 2015

    University of Washington

  • AAS in Ocean Research, 2012

    Ocean Research College Academy, EvCC