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Upcoming workshops and events
This week's Topics in Data Science Seminar will feature assistant professor of statistics Zaid Harchaoui on "Theoretical insights on deep learning", Wednesday, June 6 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

There will be an eScience Executive Meeting on Wednesday, June 6 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Thursday, June 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Studio. This will be a year-end social event.

This is the final week of the quarter that we will be offering our regular office hours. Hours will resume in the fall quarter.
Report
Ed Lazowska, founding director, collaborated on a new report titled "Sexual harassment of women: climate, culture, and consequences in academic sciences, engineering, and medicine". Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in-person in Washington, DC, or via webinar on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 pm ET, for the report's release event.
Data Science Studies Working Group
Find slides, reading materials, biographical information, and notes from previous Data Science Studies Working Group meetings on our website.
In the news
Jacob Schreiber, IGERT graduate student, has a new paper out in the Journal of Machine Learning Research titled "pomegranate: fast and flexible probabilistic modeling in Python".

Find slides from postdoctoral fellow Peter Krafft's recent talk on "Rumors and population representations of uncertainty"  in Dropbox.

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, is quoted in Crosscut's article "Honk if you hate Seattle’s new traffic culture".

Affiliate Kyle Crowder is quoted in The Washington Post's article "America is more diverse than ever – but still segregated".

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

Data Science for Social Good
Save the date! Our Data Science for Social Good program kicks off on June 11, and we'll be hosting a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on June 14. Attend to meet this year's fellows and enjoy refreshments as well.
Data challenge
Join the launch of the 2018 California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge, sponsored in part by the West Big Data Innovation Hub, to help ensure access to safe drinking water for all Californians, or sign up for project updates on this EventBrite page.
Data Science Seminar
Watch Uyi Stewart's recent Data Science Seminar on "Data science, AI, and big data analytics for global good and social impact" on YouTube.
Fellowships
The Washington Research Foundation is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellowships; fellows "will conduct groundbreaking work on their own original projects addressing unmet public needs".
Case studies
Jevin West, data science fellow, and colleague Carl Bergstrom continue to update their Calling Bull repertoire; find case studies relating to food stamp fraud, criminal machine learning, and more on their website.
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