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Upcoming workshops and events
The WRF Data Science Studio will be closed on Monday, Feb. 18, in honor of Presidents Day.

The Satellite Image Analysis Special Interest Group (SIG) will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the studio. Victoria Ly will present.

There will be an eScience data and research scientists meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the studio.

The organizers of Waterhackweek will co-host a cyberseminar on "Version control Git/Github" by Valentina Staneva on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 10 a.m. PT. Registration is required.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the studio. Scott Henderson will present on "The Pangeo Project: a cloud computing interface for NASA Earth Observation data."

Lalit Jain, postdoctoral researcher in the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, will present at the next Community Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m.

The Reproducible Science and Open Source Software SIG will meet on Friday, Feb. 22, in the studio from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Save the date: Dan Morris (Microsoft AI for Earth) will speak on “Computer vision challenges in wildlife conservation” at an upcoming Data Science Seminar, Thursday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in Bagley Hall, room 154.
Astronomy
The work of Mario Juric, senior data science fellow, V. Zach Golkhou, and others, is featured in the UW News press release "All the data in the sky, alerted via UW eyes," which describes the discoveries made using data collected at the Zwicky Transient Facility.
Archaeology
Undergraduate students in senior data science fellow Ben Marwick's archaeology course have been writing Wikipedia articles on notable female archaeologists, including Angela McGowan, Caroline Bird, Jo McDonald, LauraJane Smith, Louise Zarmati, Marcia-Anne Dobres, Sharon Sullivan and Sarah Colley. Find more information in this Tweet sent by Marwick.
In the news
V. Zach Golkhou recently presented the poster "ASTROstream: Automated claSsification of Transient astRonomical phenOmena in the streaming mode" at the American Astronomical Society. Co-authors on the abstract include senior data science fellow Andrew Connolly, and Director Magdalena Balazinska; find a related short video on YouTube.

Ariel Rokem, senior data science fellow, affiliate Jason Yeatman, and others, have a new paper published in ScienceDirect titled "Applying microstructural models to understand the role of white matter in cognitive development."

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, is interviewed in WBUR's segment "A major highway closure has Seattle commuters bracing for months of brutal backups." 

Data science fellow Kate Starbird is quoted in the CBC News article "Twitter trolls stoked debates about immigrants and pipelines in Canada, data show."

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

Seminar
Abe Stern (NVIDIA) will present an introduction to the RAPIDS library for data science from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22 in the studio. This seminar is presented in partnership with the UW Research Computing Team. A reception will follow.
NeuroHackademy
Don't delay! The deadline to apply to attend NeuroHackademy, a summer institute in neuroimaging and data science, is Monday, Feb. 18.
Data Science Seminar
Find a recording of Nitin Baliga's recent Data Science Seminar on "Systems approach to cancer, infectious disease, the environment, and education" on our YouTube channel.
Job opportunity
The eScience Institute has a staff job opening for a Program Operations Specialist, full-time, reporting to Sarah Stone. Priority will be given to those who apply by Feb. 27, 2019. You can also search for this position on the UW jobs site, requisition #164811.
Discovery
Learn more about how you can become involved with the eScience Institute, how to get help for research-related questions, and more, on our new "frequently asked questions" webpage
Accessibility
Watch a short video featuring Jevin West, data science fellow, on making videos accessible, on the Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology website [originally published in 2017].
Community
Rob Fatland, research computing director, and Nam Pho, director for research computing, share more than near-matching job titles; they recently wore coordinating puffy coats!
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