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You're invited: final project presentations
Join this year's Data Science for Social Good (DSSG)  fellows, project leads and data scientists for a presentation of their project results Thursday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102. A reception will follow, and all are welcome to attend.
Our upcoming Oceanhackweek, held Aug. 20 - 24 on the Seattle campus, is featured in IT Connect's piece "Hacking the ocean's mysteries". This brand new hack event "aims to close the gap between the massive amounts of data being continuously streamed to shore and the ability of oceanographers to analyze that data".
Cloud computing
Former UW graduate student Anya Chaliotis (Expeditors) offers insight into her use of the cloud for her iSchool capstone project in a blog post titled "How to graduate with the cloud".
In the news
Tony Hey, senior data science fellow, was made an Honorary a Doctor of Science at the University of Southampton (US) graduation ceremonies in Electronics and Computer Science; learn more about him and the ceremony on the US website.

Ben Marwick, data science fellow, and co-author Suzanne E. Pilaar Birch, have a piece out on Cambridge Core blog titled "How research can solve the bottle opener problem with compute capsules".

Affiliate David Baker, director of the Institute for Protein Design, has been appointed the inaugural holder of the Henrietta and Aubrey Davis Endowed Professorship in Biochemistry. Baker is also referenced in the UW News article "UW, PNNL to host energy research center focusing on bio-inspired design and assembly".

Affiliate Kyle Crowder, is interviewed in the KUOW-FM (NPR) piece "Rental market study shows tenant, landlord discontentment" and he's quoted in Crosscut's article "Why don’t Seattle renters know their rights?"

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Data Science for Social Good
Student fellows Haowen Zheng and Sreekanth Krishnaiah, both members of the DSSG Access to Out-of-School Opportunities and Student Outcomes team, offer their perspectives in this week's blog post.
Big data course
Research scientist Bryna Hazelton and physicist Miguel Morales will be co-teaching the course Modern Analysis Techniques for Large Data Sets (PHYS 576 B) this fall; register now or email with questions.
West Big Data Hub
Save your spot at the West Big Data Innovation Hub All Hands Meeting Thursday, Sept. 20, in Boise, ID, to strengthen communities and discover funding opportunities.
Job opportunity
The eScience Institute has a job opening for a Grants Manager (Program Operations Specialist, requisition number 158898), full-time, reporting to Co-Executive Directors Micaela Parker and Sarah Stone.
Proposals call
Microsoft Research India is creating a program to work with academia, government and entrepreneurs to help incubate technologies for positive societal impact, with emphasis on cloud and AI platforms; submit a proposal by Sept. 15.
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