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Upcoming workshops and events
The UW Data Science Summit will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, Apr. 3 and 4, in the Husky Union Building. [This event is sold out.] Registrants, please reference your confirmation email for details on scheduling, transportation, tutorials, and more.

The Python in Geosciences group will meet on Tuesday, Apr. 3, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Russell Kramer of the School of Environmental and Forest Sciences will speak.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Thursday, Apr. 5, from noon to one in the Studio. Janet Matsen will discuss Zymergen.

This week's Community Seminar will be on Thursday, Apr. 5, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Janet Matsen will speak on "The life of a data scientist in a metabolic engineering startup".
Incubator program
Nineteen project leads, eScience data scientists, and researchers participated in this year’s Winter Incubator program, which focused on projects in hydrology, political science, astronomy, atmospheric science and neuroscience. Learn more about the program and find reflections from some of the participants themselves on our website.
GeoHackweek
The eScience Institute is hosting GeoHackweek, Sept 10 - 14, 2018. Apply now to join us for five days of tutorials, data exploration, software development and community networking, focused on open source tools to analyze and visualize geospatial data.
In the news
Senior data scientist Ariel Rokem, affiliate Aaron Lee, and others, have a new preprint out on bioRxiv titled "MRI2MRI: A deep convolutional network that accurately transforms between brain MRI contrasts".

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, is quoted in The Seattle Times' article "Sound Transit seeks two light rail stations in South Lake Union, only five blocks apart".

Jevin West, data science fellow, is interviewed in King 5 News' piece "Making sense of the Facebook data mining scandal and how it affects you".

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

Data Science Seminar
Our next Data Science Seminar will feature John Darrell Van Horn, associate professor of neurology, USC, Apr. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in PAA A110. Dr. Van Horn will speak on "Making data science training resources FAIR". [Co-sponsored by the UW Institute of Neuroengineering".]
Cloud computing
Check out this comprehensive guide to transitioning into using the cloud for research purposes on the UW IT Connect webpage (which incidentally recommends working with the eScience Institute!)
New class
Sasha Aravkin, data science fellow, and attorney Anna Astrakhan are offering a new course this quarter titled "AMATH 490: Statistics and the Law". Register ASAP to explore the role of statistics in the judicial process.
Astronomy
IGERT graduate student Kathryn Neugent's work was featured in Newsweek's article "Rare ‘runaway’ supergiant star discovered speeding across neighboring galaxy at 300,000 MPH".
Workshop
The UW Libraries is offering a free online Data Management Planning workshop April 2 - 5, for UW community members engaged in research with data. Register now!
Conference
Abstracts are now being accepted for the Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference held in Cincinnati, OH, Oct. 18 - 20.
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