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Upcoming workshops and events
The eScience Institute will be closed Thursday, Dec. 21 through Tuesday, Dec. 26, reopening on Dec. 27. We will also be closing early at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, and will be closed Monday, Jan. 1.

Office hours will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 3.

The bulletin will be on hiatus Dec. 22, but will return Dec. 29.
Data ethics
Last week, three iSchool faculty members participated in a data science round table for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, including Bill Howe, senior data science fellow, and Jevin West, data science fellow. The meeting aimed "to discuss how to define and strengthen existing data science programs and how to best engage and retain data science students".
Online seminars
Did you miss one of our recent Data Science Seminars? Find the recorded collection, including those from Chris Fonnesbeck and C. Titus Brown (pictured, from left) on our YouTube channel.
In the news
Sarah Stone, co-executive director, and Bill Howe, senior data scientist, were panelists at the recent MetroLab Network Summit. Stone was on the "Engaging students and research fellows" panel, and Howe was on the “'First, do no harm': applying predictive analytics to human services" panel.

Matthew Murbach, IGERT graduate student, was quoted in The New York Times' article "Rethinking electric power, prompted by politics and disaster".

Ed Lazowska, founding director, was quoted in The Seattle Times' article "Bill and Melinda Gates give $15 million to complete UW building that bears their names" and in GeekWire's piece "Gates Foundation gives $15M to complete funding for new Univ. of Washington computer science building".

Curtis Deutsch, affiliate, was quoted in the Peninsula Daily News piece "Climate change, oceans focus of Fort Worden lecture".

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

Environment
The cloud computing work of David Beck, director of research, is featured in the UW Information Technology article "Microbes will lead the way".
NIPS 2017
Bernease Herman, data scientist, presented on "The promise and perils of human evaluation for model interpretability" at the 2017 Neural Information Processing Systems conference; find her paper and poster on her website.
Blog
Read Jake VanderPlas' newest post: "Optimization of scientific code with Cython: Ising Model" on his blog.
Job opportunity
Apply now to work as a full-stack developer with former Data Science for Social Good fellow Sean Wang (above) at The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.
View from the Studio
Wishing you a happy, healthy holiday season! 
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