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Upcoming workshops and events
Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Tuesday, Apr. 18, at noon in the WRF Data Science Studio. David Fleming will be presenting.

Andrew Hufton (Nature Research) will present on “Beyond supplementary material: sharing data effectively through repositories and data journals” at the next Reproducibility and Open Science Working Group. This seminar will happen in Smith Hall, room 105, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Apr. 18.

Scott Lundberg will speak on "Using game theory to explain the output of any machine learning model" at the next Community Seminar, Tuesday, Apr. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in PAA A110.

The Executive Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 19 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio.

Alexandra Paxton is our next Distinguished Young Academic Data Scientist; she will present on "Human communication at the intersection of cognitive science and data science". The seminar will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in Johnson Hall, room 102.

The WRF Institutes Coffee Hour will be Thursday, Apr. 20 from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Studio.
The Daily
Sir Philip Campbell, editor in chief of Nature, spoke at last week's Data Science Seminar; learn more about his talk in this article from The Daily.
In the news
Vote for Director Ed Lazowska in GeekWire's Geek of the Year contest or check out his quote in their article "Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen meets Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak for the first time".

Rajesh Rao, senior data scientist, co-authored an article on brain-computer interfacing which was featured on CNN and Live Science.

Affiliate Kate Starbird was interviewed on NPR in their article "How misinformation spreads on the internet" and on KIRO Radio in "UW professor says ‘no easy solution’ to fake news phenomenon".

MIT Technology Review featured the work of Carlos Guestrin, senior data science fellow, in their article "The dark secret at the heart of AI"

Fellow Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom's course Calling Bull***t was featured on KING 5 News, ABC News 10 Sacramento, and the Financial Times (subscription may be needed).
Call for papers
Submit a paper to the Fairness, Accountability, and Transparency in Machine Learning Workshop by May 26.

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

Transportation challenge
Register now for the incomparable opportunity to attend the national Transportation Data Challenge, which kicks off on the Seattle campus in May. (Multiple dates and locations.)
Cloud computing grant
A $10,000 grant has been awarded to support student access to cloud computing for research and academics.
Data Science Seminar
Nathan Baker of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will speak Wednesday, Apr. 26 at 3:30 p.m. in Johnson Hall, room 102, on "Uncertainty in biomolecular solvation".
Applications for the 2017 Neurohackweek are due Apr. 18; read about a participant's experience from last year at UW Medicine.
Internship opportunity
Whole Tale Summer Internship applications are due today; learn how to "enable new discovery by allowing researchers to construct representations and syntheses of data".
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