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Upcoming workshops and events
On Monday, May 6, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the Advanced Topics in Data Science seminar will feature eScience research scientist Woosub Shin discussing “A Practical Introduction to Bayesian Regression Analysis” in the WRF Data Science Studio.

The first Northwest Data Science Summit will be held May 7 - 8 in the Husky Union Building. A select number of spaces are still available; register now to attend.

The Python in Geosciences group will meet on Tuesday, May 7, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the studio. Jon Connolly of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, will present.

The next Community Seminar will feature Rory Barnes presenting on "A data scientist's guide to finding life beyond the solar system" on Wednesday, May 8, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), room A118.

Save the date: Alexander Franks (UC Santa Barbara) will give our next Data Science Seminar on “Multi-group covariance estimation with applications to ‘omics data’” Wednesday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m. in PAA A118.

Save the date: eScience data scientist Bernease Herman will present on "Data science for algorithmic trading" at a meeting of the Algorithmic Trading Club in Mary Gates Hall, room 224, on May 15, from 7 - 8 p.m.
Research Feature
A team of UW researchers including former eScience postdoctoral fellow Anisha Keshavan, along with senior data scientist Ariel Rokem and affiliate Jason Yeatman have recently published a study titled “Combining citizen science and deep learning to amplify expertise in neuroimaging” in Frontiers in Neuroinformatics. As part of this research, the team developed Braindr, a web application for citizen scientists to inspect and annotate brain images by swiping left or right.
The Freshwater Initiative and the eScience Institute recently co-hosted the first-ever Waterhackweek. We asked participants to offer their perspectives on this event, and three participants including (from left) Zhen Han, Zahra Sharifnezhadazizi, and Katya Cherukumilli shared their insights.
In the news
An analysis by Ed Lazowska, founding director, is referenced in Inside Philosophy's piece "Empower them to succeed. An alumna looks to close the engineering gender gap." He's also quoted in the KUOW articles: "Tax hike on Amazon and Microsoft will help pay college tuition" and "Seattle tragedy highlights Google’s role in tech construction boom."

The research of Jevin West, data science fellow, and Carl Bergstrom is featured in Fast Company's article "How to spot the realistic faces creeping into your timelines."

Jacob Schreiber, IGERT graduate student, is interviewed in a podcast by 'the bioinformics chat' on "Deep tensor factorization and a pitfall for machine learning methods."

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

Data Then and Now
Shreeharsh Kelkar (UC Berkeley) will present at our next Data Then and Now seminar on "Reinventing expertise in the age of platforms: the case of data science" on Wednesday, May 8, at 4 p.m. in the studio.
The application deadlines for Geohackweek (May 17) and Oceanhackweek (May 28) are fast approaching! Get yours in today to attend!
Find videos of our Winter Incubator project presentations and Data Then and Now seminar speaker Lindsay Poirier on our YouTube channel.
Applied math
The eScience Institute is co-sponsoring the Applied Mathematics: The Next 50 Years conference happening June 17 - 21 on the UW Seattle campus; register now to attend.
Diversity In Clean Energy is collaborating with the UW Electrochemical Society to present their third annual Industry Panel and Networking Night, 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, in the Nanoengineering & Sciences Building. Register here.
Julia Flanders (Northeastern University) will present a seminar through the iSchool on "The shape of data" at 12:30 p.m. on May 13 in Bloedel Hall, room 070.
Fred Hutch is seeking a research data specialist; learn more on their website.
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