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Upcoming workshops and events
The Winter School on Data Science Tools will continue from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. (The application deadline has passed.)

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

The UW Institute for Neuroengineering/eScience Working Group in Neuroinformatics will meet on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building, room G-207. Senior data scientist Ariel Rokem will discuss Sparse/Grouped decompositions of neural data.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will the held in the studio on Thursday, Jan. 31, from 12 to 1 p.m. There will be a discussion with Nitin Baliga.

Save the date: Stephen Jordan (Microsoft) will speak at an upcoming Data Science Seminar on “Quantum and quantum-inspired methods for non-convex optimization” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in Bagley Hall, room 154. This seminar is co-hosted by the UW Institute for Nuclear Theory and QuantumX.
Winter Incubator
The 2019 Winter Incubator projects are in full swing; we have a record seven (!) projects being worked on by eScience scientists and researchers from a variety of disciplines including economics, oceanography, psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and more. Learn about this year's projects on our website.
Chemical Engineering
The work of David Beck, director of research, and Jim Pfaendtner, senior data science fellow, is featured in the Chemical Engineering Department's article "Building a data science portfolio"; the piece highlights the innovative capstone project led by them. 
In the news
Rob Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions, and Purshottam Shivraj, student research computing specialist, gave a presentation titled "An introduction to machine learning" to the UW IT Embedded Architects group on Jan. 24.

Tim Thomas, postdoctoral fellow, is quoted in The News Tribune article "Evictions feed the cycle of homelessness, UW expert tells state lawmakers."

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, is interviewed on WBUR in the radio segment "A major highway closure has Seattle commuters bracing for months of brutal backups."

Ed Lazowska, founding director, is quoted in The New York Times' piece "The hard part of computer science? Getting into class."

Affiliate David Baker is interviewed on KIRO 7 News on a "cancer-fighting new protein."

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
Our next Data Science Seminar will feature Nitin Baliga (Institute for Systems Biology) who will speak on “Systems approach to cancer, infectious disease, the environment, and education.” Join us Thursday, Jan. 31, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in Bagley Hall, room 154.
Winter School
Jose Manuel Magallanes, senior data science fellow, teaches the first-ever three-session, multidisciplinary course Winter School in Data Science Tools to a full house this week.
Chemical Engineering
Christopher Fu, previously an IGERT graduate student, successfully defended his thesis "Contributing to the development of the metadynamics methodology for studying chemical reactions." He is now working at the National Academies of Sciences as a Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellow as part of the Board of Mathematical Sciences and Analytics. Fu served as the president of the UW Research Computing Club from June 2018 to Jan. 2019 and was instrumental in its growth.
Submit your ideas now for Metrolab's Civic Innovation Challenge, which is focused on data, technology, social science, and analytics solutions that address priorities facing cities and communities of all types.
IT Connect
Seeking tools to accelerate your research? Check out research computing options offered by UW IT Connect, including consultation, cloud computing assistance, and large scale storage.
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