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Upcoming workshops and events
This week's postdocs and graduate student lunch will be on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from noon to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Anthony Arendt, senior research scientist, will offer an overview on how to run a hack week.

The Community Seminar will be on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Tower, room A118. Data science fellow Sean Gibbons (Institute for Systems Biology) will speak on "Complex batch effects complicate cross-study analyses in microbiome research."

Save the date: Reza Hosseini Ghomi (DigiPsych Lab and NeuroLex Laboratories) will offer a Data Science Seminar on Nov. 14, from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building, room K-069. Title, bio and abstract here.
Industry Affiliates Program
The eScience Institute is pleased to announce our Industry Affiliates Program, which gives members the chance to collaborate with our data science community and actively support research innovation. Members receive extraordinary access to learn about emerging research, as well as invitations to attend and sponsor signature events. RSVP now to join our inaugural reception in the Studio on Dec. 5, from 3 to 6 p.m.
Research Feature
UW researchers Mario Juric, Jess Ford and Joachim Moeyens have recently presented a new algorithm named THOR (for “Tracklet-less Heliocentric Orbit Recovery”) which could enable any telescope and any survey to effectively serve as an “asteroid search machine.”
In the news
The work of Rajesh Rao, senior data science fellow, is featured in Digital Trends' article "Scientists showcase brain-to-brain communication with game of 3-player ‘Tetris’."

Ben Marwick, data science fellow, was quoted in the Popular Science article "The oldest weapons in North America offer a new view of prehistoric tech." Marwick has also joined the UK Reproducibility Network Advisory Board, a peer-led consortium to investigate factors which contribute to robust research, provide training, and disseminate best practices.

Research scientist Spencer Wood spent a week at The ArchaeoEcology Project which studies "the unique and myriad ways that humans interact with other species across space and time."

Founding Director Ed Lazowska is interviewed in KNKX's "Paul Allen's life remembered," and he's quoted in Inside Philanthropy's "In the battle for academic firepower, another big gift to recruit superstar faculty," and The Lens' piece "Building the workforce of tomorrow."

Affiliate David Baker is featured in Discover Magazine's "Meet the biochemist engineering proteins from scratch."

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Data Science Seminar
Our next Data Science Seminar will feature Francis Bach (Inria) who will speak on “Can machine learning survive the artificial intelligence revolution?” Join us Thursday, Nov. 8, at 11 a.m. in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, room 105.
Social good lab
Michael Fire, former postdoctoral fellow, has joined the faculty as an assistant professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; he is the founder of the new Data for Social Good Lab.
Hackweek
Applications are due today to apply to attend the Cryospheric Science Hackweek in June of 2019. This event will provide hands-on training in software for accessing and processing data from NASA's ICESat-2 satellite for cryospheric studies.
Transportation
The call for proposals is now open for Tech Day Challenge 2018: Technological Disruption and Innovation in Last-Mile Delivery.
Postdoctoral fellowships
The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility invites postdoctoral candidates to apply for the Margaret Butler Fellowship in Computational Science.
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