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Upcoming workshops and events
There will be a Carpentries Instructor Training Monday and Tuesday, Apr. 29 - 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Preregistration was required.

The next Advanced Topics in Data Science Seminar will be Monday, Apr. 29, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the studio, and will feature senior data science fellow Tyler McCormick presenting on "Estimating spillovers using imprecisely measured networks."

Lunch for the postdocs and grad students will be on Wednesday, May 1, from 12 to 1 p.m. Bhuvan Malladihalli Shashidhara will present on "Detection and segmentation of macrofauna near hydrothermal vents."

The Text-as-Data Special Interest Group (SIG) will meet on Wednesday, May 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. in the studio. Chris Haberland will lead a discussion about "An automated chatbot for surveying back-country visitors to National Parks, Forests, and Wilderness Area."

The week's Community Seminar will be at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118. Gwendolyn Eadie will present on "Astrostatistics at large and small scales: from the Milky Way to individual stars."

This week's Satellite Image Analysis SIG will be replaced by Sat-Hack, an event dedicated to working on satellite imaging and remote sensing projects, which will be held in the studio May 2 - 3. All are welcome to attend.
The first Waterhackweek, a five-day collaborative event for freshwater-related data science, was held at the University of Washington in partnership with the eScience Institute and the UW Freshwater Initiative Mar. 25 – 29, 2019. Find project descriptions and details on the event on our website.
Winter Incubator
With our ten-week 2019 Winter Incubator program concluded, we asked participants if they wanted to share any thoughts on the process. Find insights on our website from Lauren Kuntz (left, UW Department of Oceanography) and Stuart Ian Graham (right, UW Biology Department).
In the news
Ben Marwick, senior data science fellow, has been awarded a 2019 - 2020 TIER Faculty Fellowship by Project TIER to support "Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research."

Sean Gibbons, data science fellow, is a co-author on a new paper published in Cell Host & Microbe titled "Adaptive evolution within gut microbiomes of healthy people."

An analysis by Ed Lazowska, founding director, was referenced in the Inside Philanthropy article “'No bigger challenge for our planet.' Behind a campus gift for energy science" and he is quoted in the Axios article "An AI frenzy in universities."

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

MURI Grant
Data science fellow Bingni Brunton has been awarded a 2019 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Other UW faculty on her team include senior data science fellows Tom Daniel and Nathan Kutz, and data science fellow Steve Brunton.
Congratulations to affiliate Elizabeth Nance, who has been selected for a Junior Faculty Award through the College of Engineering. You can learn about Nance's nanoparticle research here.
You may now register for a Physics Informed Machine Learning Workshop happening June 6 - 7 and featuring plenary speakers (and data science fellows) Steven Brunton, Emily Fox, Sasha Aravkin, and others.
iSchool DataLab
The UW iSchool DataLab will present a panel discussion on "Racism and white supremacy in algorithms" Monday, Apr. 29, from 5 - 7 p.m., Kane Hall, room 210.
The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences is celebrating their 20th year anniversary by hosting a conference May 23 - 24, open to everyone who wants to learn about state of the art quantitative methods in the social sciences.
CoMotion and Amazon Catalyst have teamed up this year to offer grants to UW students, faculty, and staff; the themes this year are urban transportation and computational social science.
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