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Upcoming workshops and events
The WRF Data Science Studio will close at 2 p.m. today, May 25, and will be closed on Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day Weekend.

This week's Topics in Data Science Seminar will feature Maryam Fazel, associate professor of electrical engineering, on "Convex modeling and optimization". The seminar will be on Wednesday, May 30, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Studio.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Thursday, May 31, at noon in the Studio. Andrej Blejec will speak.
Citizen science
Postdoctoral fellow Anisha Keshavan has designed an app for citizen scientists called Appstract. The app allows players to identify sample sizes in papers, helping researchers better understand how these sizes  have changed over time. Play the game yourself here.
Data visualization
Join over 80 students in senior data science fellow Jeffrey Heer's class on data visualization (CSE 512) to see them demonstrate their final projects in the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering Atrium this week, Thursday, May 31, from 12 to 2 p.m.
In the news
Vikas Pejaver, postdoctoral fellow, has co-authored a new paper on arXiv titled "The sequencing and interpretation of the genome obtained from a Serbian individual".

Find slides from senior data scientist Ariel Rokem's recent presentation at the UW Computational Neuroscience Center on "The era of brain observatories" on GitHub.

Randy LeVeque, senior data science fellow, is quoted in the NBC News article "Our tsunami warning system is faulty. Can these scientists fix it?".

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, is quoted in KUOW's piece "I drove like a jerk in Seattle traffic to see if it would save me time".

Former Data Science for Social Good fellow Kara Woo (Sage Bionetworks) has announced new releases to ggplot2 (a data visualization package for the statistical programming language R); find them on Tidyverse.

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

Data Science Seminar
Nathan Price, professor and associate director of the Institute for Systems Biology, will present at an upcoming Data Science Seminar on "Mining personal, dense, dynamic data clouds to enhance health and drive discovery". Join Wednesday, May 30, at 3:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102.
Community Seminar
Andrej Blejec, of the National Institute of Biology will offer a Community Seminar on "Being FAIR and reproducible at the institutional level: pISA-tree for projects" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 31 in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110. 
Cloud computing
Anthony Arendt, senior data scientist, will be co-presenting a talk on "Transitioning geoscience research to the cloud: opportunities and challenges" at the AWS Public Sector Summit in Washington, DC, in June; register here to attend.
The Applied Physics Laboratory is seeking a half-time research data analyst (job number 155852); find application information on the UW HR website.
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