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Upcoming workshops and events
Software and Data Carpentry workshops will be held half-days Oct. 1 - 4 in the WRF Data Science Studio. A few spaces remain in the Data Carpentry (R) session; registration ends tomorrow.

Lunch for the postdocs and grad students will be on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Studio. Callin Switzer will talk about "Learning a non-linear controller for insect flight dynamics with a deep neural network."

There will be an eScience Executive Committee Meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the studio.
Data Science for Social Good
Find results from the 2018 Data Science for Social Good program on our website. Projects featured research on out-of-school resources, disaster detection and the Seattle mobility index. Find slide decks at the link and watch videos of the presentations on our YouTube page.
Office Hours
Need help with your research or data-intensive class project? The eScience Institute offers free Office Hours - opportunities to consult with data science experts on the topic of your choice. See the complete list of providers, contact information, expertise and their availability on our website.
In the news
The Ocean Observatories Institute has posted an article titled "OceanHackweek 2018 explores the intersection of data science and oceanography," a piece which explores the hackathon sponsored by the eScience Institute.

Bill Howe, senior data science fellow, is the co-author on a Correspondence piece published in Nature titled "How to deliver translational data-science benefits to science and society."

Michael Beyeler, postdoctoral fellow, has a new preprint out on bioRxiv titled "Biophysical model of axonal stimulation in epiretinal visual prostheses."

Jacob Schreiber, IGERT graduate student, has released a new project titled 'apricot,' a subset selection tool for faster training of machine learning models. Find a tutorial on how to use it on GitHub.

Ed Lazowska, founding director, is quoted in GeekWire's piece "Photos: inside look at the University of Washington’s new computer science building."

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

Fall Welcome and 10th Anniversary
Join us for a 10th Anniversary Celebration, and welcome to the fall quarter, on Friday, Oct. 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Studio, and enjoy talks, food, a raffle, and more!
Data Science Seminar
Zan Armstrong (Google) will present on “Data visualization for analysis & discovery” at our upcoming Data Science Seminar on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in PAA A118. Find her bio and abstract here.
Congratulations to Anissa Tanweer, who will join the eScience team as a research scientist focusing on human-centered data science. Previously, Tanweer has both studied and helped develop the Institute’s annual Data Science for Social Good program.
The 2019 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference is currently seeking session and speaker proposals.
Enter the Coast Guard's Ready for Rescue Challenge to submit a boater safety solution that will help make people in the water easier to find. Prize money offered.
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