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Upcoming workshops and events
Tomorrow's session (2/9) of the Winter School for Data Science Tools has been rescheduled to Friday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. due to the snowstorm. Office hours for the course will be held Monday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. (office hours); both will be in the WRF Data Science Studio.

The next meeting of the Data Science Studies Working Group will be on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the studio; the theme is "Using data to advance racial justice."

There will be a public lecture with Samuel Sinyangwe on Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Kane Hall, room 120. Preregistration has closed for this event.

The UWIN/eScience Working Group in Neuroinformatics will meet on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Health Science Building, room G-207. Megan Morrison will do a code review of neural network simulations.

On Thursday, Feb. 14, the Computational Demography Working Group will meet from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in Raitt Hall, room 114.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be in the studio on Thursday, Feb. 14, from 12 to 1 p.m. Tim Thomas will present on "Understanding the prevalence of evictions in Washington State."

The organizers of Waterhackweek will co-host a cyberseminar on "Workflows for gridded climate datasets" by Bart Nijssen and Diana Gergel on Thursday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m. ET. Registration is required.

Neal Dawson-Elli will present at the next Community Seminar on "What can electrochemistry learn from chess? Using neural networks to create problem-specific optimizers for model calibration" Thursday, Feb. 14, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in Bagley Hall, room 154.

There will be an Intermediate Git/GitHub Tutorial on Friday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the studio. Apply to attend on our

Data Science for Social Good student fellowship applications are due Monday, Feb. 11, and project proposals are due Monday, Feb. 18.
Micaela Parker, eScience co-executive director with Sarah Stone, will be moving to a new position with the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments beginning next week. During her transition, she will continue to assist eScience as a fiscal and strategic associate. Dr. Stone will take over all aspects of the executive director position for eScience.
In the news
Andrew Connolly, senior data science fellow, and V. Zach Golkhou, postdoctoral fellow, alum Rahul Biswas and others have published a paper titled "Machine learning for the Zwicky Transient Facility" in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Jeffrey Heer, senior data science fellow, has written a piece published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA titled "Agency plus automation: designing artificial intelligence into interactive systems."

Anat Caspi, data science fellow, is interviewed in KUOW's piece "Amazon Robot Scout." (fourth item down).

Affiliate Nam Pho is the co-author on a paper published in Science Direct titled "Orchestrating intercontinental advance reservations with software-defined exchanges."

Affiliate David Baker is quoted in The New York Times' piece "Making new drugs with a dose of Artificial Intelligence."

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

Data Then and Now
Warren Sack (UC Santa Cruz) will speak on "Data rhetoric: from deductive to inductive to abductive demonstrations of big data" at the next Data Then and Now seminar, Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the studio.
Guest Seminar
Dan Negrut (U. of Wisconsin - Madison) will offer a guest seminar on "A Lagrangian take on computational dynamics: from particulate system dynamics to river fording" on Feb. 12 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Mechanical Engineering Building, room 238.
Find a video of recent Data Science Seminar speaker Stuart Geiger on YouTube.
Peter Krafft, postdoctoral fellow, will be joining the faculty of the Oxford Internet Institute in the Social Sciences Division of the University of Oxford as a research fellow later this year.
Registrations are being accepted for all of the following data science-focused conferences: Women in Data ScienceComSciCon PNW; and the 2019 UW TechConnect conference.
Socio-technical systems research
The Consortium for the Science of Sociotechnical Systems is accepting applications to participate in the 2019 Summer Research Institute.
Job opportunity
The Regulation, Evaluation, and Governance Lab at Stanford University (RegLab) is looking for a Senior Data Scientist to work with a diverse team of researchers
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