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Upcoming workshops and events
Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Wednesday, June 5, in the studio from 12 to 1 p.m. Michael Beyeler will present on "Interpretable machine-learning predictions of perceptual sensitivity in retinal implant users."

There will be an eScience Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday, June 5, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the studio.

Callin Switzer will present this week's Community Seminar on "An artificial neural network controller for insect flight," Wednesday, June 5, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118.


Save the date: On Monday, June 10, from 5 to 7 p.m., students in CSE512 Data Visualization will demonstrate their final projects in the Paul G. Allen Center Atrium. See work developing new visualization tools and techniques applied to topics such as the digital humanities, machine learning models, neuroscience, linguistics, public health, self-tracking for wellness and mental health, representations of numbers, social networks, and a variety of contemporary political issues.
Research Feature
Researchers at the UW including Emily Kalah Gade, eScience postdoctoral fellow, Noah Smith, senior data science fellow, Sarah K. Dreier, postdoctoral fellow, and Dallas Card (Carnegie Mellon University) evaluate the conditions under which news media describe a violent event as terrorism and find that racial bias is evident in media coverage in a new Research Feature.
Northwest Data Science Summit
Get the scoop on our recent hosting of the inaugural Northwest Data Science Summit, a "unique event [which] brought together over 200 students, faculty, staff, and community members to hear from prominent experts discussing data science methods and applications, as well as to connect with others engaged in data-intensive discovery."
In the news
Gina Neff, senior data science fellow, has a new paper published in News Media and Society titled "The gendered affordances of Craigslist 'new-in-town girls wanted' ads."

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.

Data Then and Now
Data Then and Now speaker Xan Chacko (University of Queensland, Australia) will give a talk titled “Data imaginaries: frictions and flattenings in the data lives of seeds” Wednesday, June 5, in the studio from 4 to 5 p.m.
Industry Affiliates
Thank you to Microsoft for their generous donation to our Industry Affiliates Program. As a Platinum Sponsor, Microsoft's assistance helps us to further our mission to promote data-intensive discovery across campus.
Archaeology
eScience senior data science fellow Ben Marwick (left) and computational scientist Jade d’Alpoim Guedes are interviewed about their experiences on the use, tool development, and promotion of reproducible research practices in science, in a piece on Open Plant Pathology.
Guest seminar
Guest speaker Annie Neligh (Planet) will give a talk on Tuesday, June 4, from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. in the studio; she will offer an overview of current Planet activities, science products, and opportunities.
Job
Battelle, who manages and operates the National Ecological Observatory Network program, is hiring a data science educator.
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