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.
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.”
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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.'"