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Upcoming workshops and events
The Institute will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19, in honor of President's Day.

Lunch for the postdocs and grad students will be on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Scott Henderson will be speaking on "The expanding role of satellite remote sensing in Earth Science and surveillance"
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This week's Community Seminar will be in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118, on Tuesday, Feb. 20, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. Anisha Keshavan will speak on crowd-sourcing and machine learning (rescheduled from last week).

There will be an eScience staff data and research scientist meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio.

Reminder: project proposals for our summer Data Science for Social Good program are due Sunday, Feb. 25.
AI
J. Nathan Kutz, senior data science fellow, and Charles B. Delahunt, have developed a new software called MothNet, which "reproduced part of a moth's brain as an artificial neural network – and taught it to recognize numbers to a fairly high accuracy with just a few training examples". 
Accessibility
The University of Washington’s Taskar Center for Accessible Technology AccessMap app, which had its beginnings in our Data Science for Social Good program (2016), is featured in the Guardian's piece "What would a truly disabled-accessible city look like?"

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

Earth and Space Sciences
Scott Henderson, postdoctoral fellow, was quoted in The Seattle Times' article "Scientists study Washington’s Rattlesnake Ridge for clues to prevent landslide disasters".
Blog
Our Data Science for Social Good program is referenced in the Meeting of the Minds blog piece "Cascadia showcases how a coordinated corridor strategy can reinforce urban innovation".
Social media
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube for the latest in news, event registrations, videos, and career opportunities.
Symposium
Register now for the Strategies for Cultivating Inclusion in STEM symposium, Friday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Jobs
Zymergen is currently hiring for several different data science-related positions; learn more on their website.
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