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Upcoming workshops and events
Register now for the Waterhackweek Cyberseminar happening at 10 a.m. PT on Thursday, Feb. 28Erkan Istanbulluoglu, Christina Bandaragoda, Amanda Manaster, and Sai Siddhartha will present "Landlab modeling framework and use cases."

The UW Institute for Neuroengineering/eScience Working Group in Neuroinformatics will meet on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building, room G-207. Harkirat Sohi will discuss machine learning tools for longitudinal data.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Thursday, Feb. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. There will be a discussion with Dan Morris (see sidebar).

Plan ahead: applications are now open for the Summer Workshop on the Dynamic Brain, co-hosted by the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Computational Neuroscience Center held Aug. 24 - Sept. 8.

Plan ahead: Apply to attend the upcoming Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science pre-conference workshop on interdisciplinary research in population health and health disparities happening Oct. 1. eScience affiliate Sara Curran will offer mentorship support at this event.
A team of UW researchers including eScience postdoctoral fellow Timothy A. ThomasOtt ToometIan Kennedy, and Alex Ramiller, has released a report titled “The state of evictions: results from the University of Washington Evictions Project” as a living website. The report indicates that "Washington is in the midst of an eviction crisis that is devastating communities of color."
Jevin West, data science fellow, and his collaborator, Carl Bergstrom, have developed the game Which Face Is Real, which helps teach people how to distinguish between images of real faces and realistic fake facial images generated through machine learning. In the example above, the image on the left is real. Learn more on Mashable, TechCrunch, and Wired.
In the news
The work of affiliate Daniela Witten is highlighted in a piece on the Brain Initiative website titled "A statistician and a neuroscientist walk into a BRAIN grant."

IGERT graduate student Jacob Schreiber has released a new version of pomegranate, a package for flexible probabilistic modeling in Python.

Affiliate Dr. Aaron Lee is quoted in The Spokesman-Review article "Washington could ban eyeball tattoos."

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

Data Science Seminar
There will be a UW Data Science Seminar on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in Bagley Hall, room 154. Dan Morris (Microsoft AI for Earth) will present on “Computer vision challenges in wildlife conservation.”
Data Then and Now
Luke Stark (Microsoft Research Montreal) will present on "Darwin’s animoji: histories of emotion, animation, and racism in everyday facial recognition" at the next Data Then and Now seminar, happening Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 4 - 5 p.m. in the studio.
Office hours
Negeen Aghassibake, UW Libraries data visualization librarian, and Nam Pho, director of research computing, have joined the team of experts who offer assistance through our office hours program, which offers data science research assistance.
In case you couldn't fit into this packed seminar when it occurred, you can now find a recording of Matthew Rocklin's recent Guest Seminar on "Scalable analysis in Python with Dask" on YouTube.
LightSpeed Microscopy, a startup led by former Winter Incubator project lead Nicholas Reder, is hiring a lead data scientist.

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean is hiring a Research Scientist 2, Marine Carbon, with a strong background in data science (requisition number 164596).
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