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Upcoming workshops and events
This week's Topics in Data Science Seminar will feature Yangfeng Ji on "Text analytics", Wednesday, May 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

There will be an internal eScience data and research scientists meeting in the Studio on Wednesday, May 16, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be at noon on Thursday, May 17, in the Studio. Eurika Kaiser will present.

The Community Seminar on Thursday, May 17, will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110. Jamie Collins will present on "Finding meaning in a sea of molecules: new tools for analysis of high-throughput mass spectrometry data".

Save the date: our next Data Science Seminar will feature Uyi Stewart (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) speaking on "Data science, AI, and big data analytics for global good & social impact", Wednesday, May 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102.
Research funding
The eScience Institute is offering an excellent funding opportunity for research scientists currently on the Seattle campus with demonstrated accomplishments in at least one application area (such as physical, life, or social sciences, arts or humanities) and at least one area related to data science (machine learning, statistics, databases, large-scale data systems, visualization, data ethics).
Hackweek
The Institute, in collaboration with the UW Applied Physics Laboratory and the National Science Foundations’ Ocean Observatories Initiative, hosted the first-ever Cabled Array Hack Week, a three-day event which focused on analysis of big ocean data.
In the news
Find an Altair tutorial by Jake VanderPlas, director of open software, on GitHub.

The work of postdoctoral fellow Michael Fire was featured in The Daily's piece "Analyzing anomalies: finding fake users and protecting our social media".

Founding director Ed Lazowska is quoted, and senior data science fellow Noah Smith referenced, in the New York Times' article "Facebook adds A.I. labs in Seattle and Pittsburgh, pressuring local universities".

Find affiliate Gustavo Glusman's Big Data to Knowledge Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science webinar on "Genomic fingerprinting and representation" on YouTube.

Affiliate Kate Starbird and others have a new paper out titled "Ecosystem or echo-system? Exploring content sharing across
alternative media domains"
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The work of affiliate Joshua Blumenstock is featured in The Daily's article "Mapping poverty in Rwanda with mobile phone data".

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

Neuroscience
Senior data scientist Ariel Rokem is interviewed as a featured alum in the May 8 edition of Berkeley Neuroscience News.
Research
Postdoctoral fellow Peter Krafft has two new papers out: "An experimental study of cryptocurrency market dynamics" (slides) and "Influencing flock formation in low-density settings"
Preprint
Director Magdalena Balazinska, senior data scientist Ariel Rokem, affiliate Aaron Lee, and others have a new preprint on bioRxiv titled "Multilabel multiclass classification of OCT images augmented with age, gender and visual acuity data".
Guest Seminar
Join data scientist Garrett Goh of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for a Guest Seminar on "Emerging trends in deep learning for scientific research" Tuesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. in MolES 315.
Conference
The ninth annual Conference on New Directions in Analyzing Text as Data invites applications for participation and research presentations on new work.
Big data
The Summer Institute for Big Data is designed to introduce biologists, quantitative scientists, and statisticians to modern statistical techniques for the analysis of biological big data; register here to attend.
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