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Upcoming workshops and events
Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Wednesday, Apr. 10, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Zach Golkhou will present on "Astrophysical machine learning."

This week's Community Seminar will feature David Diaz speaking on "Mining public data to enhance forest assessment, monitoring, and modeling" on Wednesday, Apr. 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118.
Neuroscience
The work of data science fellow Bing Brunton is featured on the UW College of Arts and Sciences website, in an article titled "What insects can teach us about data." Says Brunton in the article, "There is tendency to say that more data is always better. That’s true to a certain extent, but it’s not always true. Small flying insects demonstrate that sometimes less is better, if you are collecting the right data.”
Data Science for Social Good
Sreekanth Krishnaiah and Haowen Zheng, 2018 Data Science for Social Good fellows from the Out-of-School Resources project, presented a poster at the Association of Education Finance and Policy conference held in Kansas City Mar. 21 - 23.
In the news
The work of postdoctoral fellow Tim Thomas and his team is referenced in KNKX's article "How efforts to solve homelessness are unfolding in Washington's legislature."

Bill Howe, senior data science fellow, is quoted in The Seattle Times' piece "Amazon’s role in co-sponsoring research on fairness in AI draws mixed reaction."

The course developed by Jevin West, data science fellow, and Carl Bergstrom, is featured in Pacific Standard's article "Is more knowledge making us less reasonable?"
Conferences
Register now for the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics Interdisciplinary Summit on the Foundations of Data Science; eScience Director Magda Balazinska and affiliate Daniela Witten are on the steering committee, and senior data science fellow Sham Kakade is presenting. The ACM Symposium on Cloud Computing held in Santa Cruz, CA, is also accepting registrations.

Please submit items for the weekly newsletter to Robin Brooks at rebrooks@uw.edu by noon on Thursday for inclusion in the regular Friday mailing.

Computer Science and Engineering
Affiliate Shwetak Patel has been named the recipient of the 2018 ACM Prize in Computing from the Association for Computing Machinery, a prestigious accolade thought to be "second only to the A. M. Turing Award, which is widely regarded as the 'Nobel Prize of computing.'"
Data Then and Now
Lindsay Poirier (UC Davis) will give a talk titled "Critiquing (t)reason in knowledge representation: historical perspectives on semantic data infrastructure" at our next Data Then and Now Seminar, Wednesday, Apr. 10, at 4 p.m. in the studio.
Northwest Data Science Summit
There is still limited space available in the Northwest Data Science Summit; register now to attend this unparalleled opportunity to learn about cutting-edge data science innovation.
Machine learning
The  International Conference on Machine Learning has announced the call for papers for an AI for Social Good workshop. The submission deadline is April 22.
Earth science
Registration is now open for the Earth Science Information Partners conference happening in Tacoma, WA, Jul. 15 - 19. This year's theme is "Data in action: increasing the use and value of Earth science data and information."
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