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Upcoming workshops and events
The WRF Data Science Studio will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 12 p.m. in the Studio. Jamie Collins will facilitate "Some modest advice (and a discussion) about open-source software development".

This week's Community Seminar will feature Floris van Breugel speaking on "Multi-scale dynamics of natural search: what insects can teach robots about complex behavior" at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 16 in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110.

There will be an eScience staff data and research scientist meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio.

The Career Paths and Alternate Metrics Working Group will meet in the Studio on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
The eScience Institute has received a five-year grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance data analytics at organizations serving the homeless in the Puget Sound region, with a focus on educational outcomes.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $1.6 million BIGDATA grant to Drexel University, in collaboration with the University of Washington, University of Michigan and University of Massachusetts Amherst to research and develop responsible data science methods targeting the early stages of the data life cycle.
In the news
Anthony Arendt, senior research scientist, was referenced in The Washington Post's article "Scientists seek US backcountry skiers to measure snowpack".

Ed Lazowska, founding director, was quoted in Melinda Gates' LinkedIn piece "How to tackle impostor syndrome in the new year" and in GeekWire's video "University of Washington opens virtual and augmented reality research lab funded by tech giants".

Emilio Zagheni, affiliate, has co-authored an article that "estimates subnational mortality rates using a Bayesian hierarchical model"; learn more in an an article by The Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology.

Ankur Teredesai, affiliate, was quoted in GeekWire's piece "Health Tech Podcast: How AI is making humans the ‘fundamental thing in the internet of things’".

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

Join us for a special Community Seminar featuring Ashwin Machanavajjhala speaking on “Utility-cost of provable privacy: a case study on US Census data”, Thursday, Jan. 18, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in PAT C520.
Brittany Fiore-Gartland, the Institute's first director of data science ethnography, will be missed as she moves on to a new position with Seattle startup AstrumU. We thank her for all her hard work as a postdoc and employee!
Data Science for Social Good
Students, get in on the action! Apply now to be a Data Science for Social Good fellow with the Institute. Please forward to those who may be interested as well.
David Beck, eScience director of research, and Chris Meek and Heather Burpee (both College of Built Environment) were awarded seed funding from the Global Innovation Exchange for building a partnership with Tsinghua University to advance sustainable design in the built environment.
Data scientist Ariel Rokem, postdoctoral fellow Anisha Keshavan, affiliate Jason Yeatman and others have an updated preprint on bioRxiv titled "AFQ-Browser: Supporting reproducible human neuroscience research through browser-based visualization tools".
Student assistant Madeleine Stevenson performs this weekend in the spooktacular musical The Addams Family; find tickets on Brown Paper Tickets.
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