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Upcoming workshops and events
The Institute will be closed today, Friday, Nov. 10, for Veterans Day. Thank you to those who have served in our military.

Lunch for the postdocs and grad students will be on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at noon in the WRF Data Science Studio. There will be a group discussion and brainstorming session led by Gwen Eadie on ways to help educate one another about tools and buzzwords.

The Reproducibility and Open Science Working Group will also meet on Tuesday, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Studio.

The Career Paths and Alternate Metrics Working Group will meet in the Studio from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16.

Also on Thursday, the Neuroinformatics Working Group will meet in the Studio from 3 to 4 p.m.

This week's Community Seminar will be on Thursday (instead of Tuesday) from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Tower, room C520. It will feature Gerome Miklau on "Analyzing data privately: challenges and recent approaches".

Save the date: the next Data Science Seminar will feature Titus Brown (UC Davis Genome Center) on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102.


We will close early, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, and be closed all day Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Fellowships
The eScience Institute has recently welcomed 14 new Moore-Sloan Data Science and Washington Research Foundation Innovation in Data Science Postdoctoral Fellows representing 13 different departments on campus, and a breadth of research and technical specializations. Find their profiles and more on the program on our website.
Hack day
David Beck (above) co-organized the recent Electrochemical Society Data Science Hack Day, held in National Harbor, MD. The event was deemed a success and resulted in good progress being made on multiple participant projects. Get the full scoop in this article written by Matt Murbach, IGERT PhD student.
In the news
Ed Lazowska, founding director, was quoted in The New York Times' piece "The disappearing American grad student".

Find slides from graduate student Jacob Schreiber's recent Pomegranate presentation at the Open Data Science Conference on GitHub.

The work of Victoria Sass, 2016 Data Science for Social Good fellow, is highlighted in Mic's article "High levels of air pollution in the US are linked to psychological stress, study says".

Afra Mashhadi, affiliate, is quoted in The Daily's piece "Now’s the time to care about your privacy".

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

Winter Incubator
Applications for our unique Winter Incubator program are due today! Apply now to work with expert data scientists on a collaborative research project.
Synthetic data
Bill Howe, senior data science fellow, is interviewed on the DataSynthesizer project in MetroLab Network's piece "University researchers use 'fake' data for social good".
Data science studies
Did you miss last month's Data Science Studies Working Group Meeting? Find the resources used and additional past meeting assets on our website.
Blog
The Neuroinformatics Working Group has a new blog post titled "Code review of Jesse Resnick", which includes legacy code challenges and possible solutions.
Scholars
Ben Marwick, data science fellow, has been named one of 50 "top thinkers" in The Conversation 2017 yearbook.
Innovation
Get up to $100,000 to bring to life a big, bold solution to a problem in the world with an Amazon Catalyst award.
Office hours
The end of the quarter is fast approaching, but there's still time to receive help with your projects from one of our knowledgeable data scientists during our (free) office hours. Find the full schedule on our calendar.
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