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Upcoming workshops and events
The "Writing reproducible & executable scientific papers with R & Python: a hands-on workshop" will be held in various locations Monday, June 10 - Tuesday, June 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Preregistration was required.

On Monday, June 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., about 100 students in CSE 547 and STAT 548 Machine Learning for Big Data will present their course projects in the Paul G. Allen Center Atrium. See work developing new machine learning and data mining techniques, applied to topics such as linguistics, computer vision, network science, public health, transportation, sharing economy, and cryptocurrencies.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Wednesday, June 12, from noon to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. This will be a social hour celebrating the end of the academic year.

The Text-as-Data Special Interest Group will meet in the studio from 1 to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Emma Rodman (Political Science) will lead a discussion on "A timely intervention: tracking the changing meanings of political concepts with word vectors."
Computer Science and Engineering
Former eScience postdoctoral fellow Michael Fire and senior data science fellow Carlos Guestrin have a new paper published in GigaScience titled "Over-optimization of academic publishing metrics: observing Goodhart’s Law in action." The paper was ranked in first place on the Science subreddit with over 2500 upvotes, went viral on Twitter, and became the most downloaded article in GigaScience history, with over 8000 downloads so far.
The research of postdoctoral fellow Tim Thomas and co-authors is featured in Crosscut's article "It's going to get harder to evict people in WA. Will that reduce homelessness?" The piece explores how a change in legislation, implemented in part because of the study, impacts a Federal Way resident and other people faced with evictions.
In the news
Postdoctoral fellow V. Zach Golkhou is the co-author on a paper published in arXiv titled "GROWTH on S190510g: DECam observation planning and follow-up of a distant binary neutron star merger candidate."

Anthony Arendt, senior data science fellow, is quoted in the Alaska News article "How many glaciers are in Alaska? There’s no easy answer."

The research of affiliate Curtis Deutsch is featured in "The 'great dying' nearly erased life on Earth. Scientists see similarities to today."

Julian Olden, Winter Incubator 2019 project lead is quoted in Mongabay's article "Climate change threatens to water down Cerrado’s rich biodiversity: study."

Affiliate Shwetak Patel is quoted in GeekWire's "How can new technology reach the people who need it most? Experts discuss social impact ideas."

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

Software Carpentry
Register now to attend our next Software Carpentry workshop, happening half-days July 15 - 18 in the studio.
Do you know about the Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology (CSDE)? This community of scholars advances population science through research, supporting almost 200 research affiliates, and offering workshops and a Graduate Certificate in Demographic Methods. CSDE’s Seminar Series also brings top demographers to a classroom near you on Fridays.
Data Science Seminar
Find a recording of Data Science Seminar speaker Paul Dourish's lecture on "The life of data in the city" on YouTube.
Office hours
Our final week of office hours this quarter will conclude on Friday, June 14. They will resume the first week of fall quarter. Find assistance for research-based questions at these free and open-to-all offerings.
Apply by June 24 for the Insight Fellows Program, "an intensive seven-week post-doctoral training fellowship bridging the gap between academia and data science."
Award applications
Early-career researchers may apply for a Sage Bionetworks Young Investigators Award. Recipients will be featured at their conference in Seattle, happening July 25.
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