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Upcoming workshops and events
Join this year's Data Science for Social Good fellows for a happy hour, Thursday, July 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.
Research Feature
Affiliate Ka Yee Yeung and her team have developed nbdocker, an extension to Jupyter that allows the embedding of Docker containers within notebooks. This allows the mix and match of different computing environments and programming languages. Learn more about its application and watch a video on our website.
Social science
The eScience Institute recently co-hosted a satellite location of the Summer Institute for Computational Social Science. Highlights included lightning talks and lectures on ethics and data violence, and the demographics of digital trace data. Organizers Connor Gilroy and Bernease Herman (eScience data scientist) offer the full story here.
In the news
William Noble, senior data science fellow, graduate student Jacob Schreiber, affiliate Jeffrey Bilmes, and Timothy Durham have a new pre-print out titled "Avocado: multi-scale deep tensor factorization learns a latent representation of the human epigenome".

A lecture by Carlos Guestrin, senior data science fellow, is highlighted in GeekWire's pieces "Apple’s Carlos Guestrin cautions AI leaders to think very carefully about how they use their data" and "Visualizing the cloud: time-lapse takeaways from the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit". [Includes video]

Jevin West, data science fellow, is interviewed in's piece "UW professors on how to 'detect and defuse' false news stories" and KIRO Radio's "UW officially adopts course fighting fake news".

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Social Good Blog
Get the student perspective on our Data Science for Social Good program in a new series of blog posts. Issues one and two are currently available.
Register now to join Co-Executive Director Sarah Stone at the free Intelligent Data Tech Symposium Tuesday, July 24, from 1 to 7:30 p.m. on the Seattle campus. Speakers from leading platform developers and startups will focus on data science, machine learning, AI and data management.
Watch recent Data Science Seminar speaker Nathan Price (Institute for Systems Biology) deliver his lecture on "Mining personal, dense, dynamic data clouds to enhance health and drive discovery" on YouTube.
Tyler McCormick, senior data science fellow, is the chair of JSM 2018, "one of the largest statistical events in the world", happening in Vancouver, BC, July 28 through Aug. 2. Register here to attend.
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