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Upcoming workshops and events
Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the WRF Data Science Studio. Michael Beyeler will be speaking on "Factors affecting perceptual thresholds in Argus II retinal prosthesis patients".

This week's Community Seminar will be in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room 118A, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27Eurika Kaiser will speak on "Taming nonlinear systems with linear methods”.
UW Data Science Summit
Registration is now open for the 2018 UW Data Science Summit! Join us Apr. 3 and 4 for data science tutorials, seminars, networking opportunities, lightning talks, a poster session, and more! Find a tentative schedule, pricing, and a partial list of presenters on our website.
Clean Energy Institute
Jessica Kong and Wes Tatum, both graduate students in the Clean Energy Institute's Data Intensive Research Enabling Clean Technologies (DIRECT) program, have had their projects accepted in the last round of the 2018 Materials and Data Science Hackathon. Kong's project is number six, and Tatum's is number 14 on the hackathon website.
In the news
The work of Nathan Kutz, senior data science fellow, is featured in MIT Technology Review's article "Why even a moth’s brain is smarter than an AI".

Rajesh Rao, senior data science fellow, is quoted in Scientific American's article "Intelligent machines that learn like children"

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, is quoted in The Washington Post's piece "To get a ride, Uber says take a walk" and referenced in The Seattle Times' article "Do you have questions about transportation in Seattle? Here are a few of our previous answers".

Kate Starbird, affiliate, was quoted in The Washington Post's piece "How a survivor of the Florida school shooting became the victim of an online conspiracy".

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Data Science for Social Good
The deadline for submitting project proposals for this summer's innovative Data Science for Social Good program has been extended through Mar. 5.
Postdoctoral fellows Jamie Collins and Sophie Clayton, and alum Allison Smith co-convened a session on insights from big ocean data at the 2018 Ocean Science Meeting. Collins also served on a panel at the AGU Data Fair at the conference.
Assist Jake VanderPlas, director of open software, by contributing some good example visualizations on GitHub to develop Altair 2.0.
Catch the latest from the Neuroinformatics Working Group led by data scientist Ariel Rokem in a new blog post by Eleanor Lutz titled "Dynamic mode decomposition and best practices for sharing research code".
What does the world look like with a bionic eye? A new release of pulse2percept (v0.3), a Python-based simulation framework created by Michael Beyeler, postdoctoral fellow, data scientist Ariel Rokem, and others, offers insight.
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