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Upcoming workshops and events
Join us for the Data Science for Social Good final presentation, which will reveal the exciting research results of this 10-week, data-intensive program! Held in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118, from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

Emily Keller, Data Science for Social Good program coordinator, has written a series of blog posts on this year's projects including pieces on the team that has developed a prototype tool on accessory dwelling units for homeowners, another on the team that has analyzed peer support data to understand ‘helpfulness’" and a third that covers the development of an ‘Algorithmic Equity Toolkit’.
The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $5 million grant to the University of California, San Diego, the University of Washington, and the University of California, Berkeley, to develop CloudBank, a suite of managed services to simplify public cloud access for computer science research and education. The UW group is led by the eScience Institute, including principal investigator Ed Lazowska and co-principal investigator Rob Fatland.
Computer Science and Engineering
Congratulations to Carlos Guestrin, senior data science fellow, and Tim Althoff, affiliate and Data Science for Social Good project lead, for their recent awards at the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining conference. Carlos was recognized for a 2007 paper on network outbreak detection, and Tim was recognized for his dissertation on data science for health and well-being.
Job opportunities
The Washington State Department of Ecology seeks a maritime risk modeling specialist (marine transportation safety specialist three).

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean is hiring a temporary research scientist/engineer three - marine carbon position, requisition number 170649.

The Hadlock Lab at the Institute for Systems Biology is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join their interdisciplinary team.

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

Sage Awards
Sage Assembly Young Investigator Awards were presented to eScience affiliates on July 25, including Michael Fire and Anisha Keshavan, previous postdoctoral fellows, and Abigail Schindler, 2019 Winter Incubator project lead.
Data science postdoctoral fellows
Submit an application now to receive the title UW Data Science Postdoctoral Fellow with associated benefits of research funding and community engagement opportunities such as weekly lunches and annual data science conferences. Current or incoming UW postdocs supervised by an eScience-affiliated mentor may apply.
Institute for Protein Design
Andrew Senior (Google DeepMind) will present on "Improved protein structure prediction using potentials from deep learning" at a seminar hosted by the Institute for Protein Design on Monday, Aug. 19, at 11 a.m. in CSE 2, Amazon Auditorium.
Mechanical Engineering
The thermodynamic work of Elizabeth Rasmussen, National Science Foundation Research Trainee with the institute, is featured on the Mechanical Engineering web article "Research impact."
Find slides from Corina Logan's recent Guest Seminar on "How to improve the value of your research by making it verifiable" on OSF.
Software engineering
Apply to attend URSSI Winter School in Research Software Engineering, a pilot 2.5-day workshop on research software engineering skills held at the eScience Institute. This event is aimed at early-career researchers who are familiar with basic programming and would like to learn more about best practices for developing research software.
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