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Upcoming workshops and events
Neurohackademy, a two-week hands-on summer institute in neuroimaging and data science, will be happening on the Seattle campus July 29 - Aug. 9.
Center for an Informed Public
Data science fellows Jevin West, Emma Spiro, and Kate Starbird will co-lead, with others, the new Center for an Informed Public thanks to a $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and a $600,000 award from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. The mission of the center is to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society, and strengthen democratic discourse. Learn more in the New York Times (AP story), The Washington Post, and GeekWire.
Recent happenings
The eScience Institute will co-sponsor the Petascale Institute in partnership with the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering and UW-IT Research Computing. The free, week-long workshop (Aug. 19 - 23) on the Seattle campus teaches the fundamentals of HPC parallelization as well as best practices in software development. Apply now to attend.
In the news
David Beck, director of research, offered a plenary talk at the 50th Cyber Assisted Chemical Engineering Education Conference titled "Graduate research & training in molecular data science through a university-wide approach to integrative data science education."

Cecilia Aragon, senior data science fellow, was quoted in the Diverse: Issues in Higher Education article "Latina leaders talk education, public policy at third annual summit" and Fortune's article "Coming off Paris Air Show high, here’s what Boeing must do to get the 737 MAX (and its business) back in the air."

Kate Starbird, data science fellow, has written an article published in Nature titled "Disinformation’s spread: bots, trolls and all of us." Her work is also featured in the Newsweek article "Russia is using Cold War strategy to undermine the faith of Americans in the 2020 election—will it work?" and she's interviewed in the Raw Data podcast "Conspiracy tyranny."

Daniela Huppenkothen, data science fellow, has a written a post on her website titled "Translating science between disciplines."

Callin Switzer, postdoctoral fellow, was recently selected for a Mistletoe Research Fellowship, which will allow him to engage in scientific and entrepreneurial collaboration with a frontier technology hardware startup. Switzer is also a co-author on a new paper in Current Zoology titled "Sonicating bees demonstrate flexible pollen extraction without instrumental learning." 

Congratulations to Gwendolyn Eadie, postdoctoral fellow, who will be starting a tenure track faculty position in astrostatistics at the University of Toronto, jointly appointed in the departments of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Statistical Sciences. 

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

Mechanical engineering
Affiliate Shima Abadi has received multi-year funding from the Office of Naval Research to study a project titled “Data-driven analysis and prediction of ocean ambient noise in the Northeast Pacific Ocean continental slope.”
Guest Seminar
Manuel Gomez Rodriguez (Max Planck Institute for Software Systems) will offer a Guest Seminar on Thursday, Aug. 1, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio on “Consequential ranking algorithms and long-term welfare.”
RSVP now to attend the opening reception for the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) exhibition Exercises in Passivity by artist James Coupe happening July 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and view the exhibit Aug. 1 - 24.
Earth science
Scott Henderson, research scientist, has written a post on Medium titled "ICESat-2 Hackweek: Mix 70 scientists and one Pangeo JupyterHub for five days and what do you get?"
Submissions are now being accepted for the new Microsoft Investigator Fellowship, created to support academic research; full-time faculty members must submit their proposals by Aug. 16, 2019.
Register now to attend the MetroLab Annual Summit, a two-day conference held Sept. 19 - 20 in Boulder, CO, focused on multidisciplinary civic engagement.
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science is currently seeking an IT Architect—RISE; find application details on their website
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