Copy
Your weekly publication for UW eScience news
View this email in your browser
Upcoming workshops and events
Tom Daniel, senior data science fellow, will continue his career workshop series at this week's lunch for the postdocs and graduate students, Tuesday, Oct. 17 at noon in the WRF Data Science Studio.

This week's Community Seminar will be at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110. Callin Switzer will speak on "Bee pollination biology: buzzing behavior, and biomechanics".

The Career Paths and Alternate Metrics Working Group will meet in the Studio from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19.

Also on Thursday, the Neuroinformatics Working Group will meet in Kincaid Hall, room 356, from 3 to 4 p.m.
Awards
Bingni Brunton and Steven Brunton, data science fellows, have both won grants through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program. The awards go to those "who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research." Bingni was also highlighted on the UW Biology website.
Blogs
Find a new post on the Data Science Studies blog on "Data walking for social good", composed by Brittany Fiore-Gartland, director of data science ethnography, Anissa Tanweer, graduate student, and Meg Drouhard, former Data Science for Social Good fellow. The Neuroinformatics Working Group also has a new post up titled "Scientific code review" and written by Ariel Rokem, data scientist.
In the news
Our Moore/Sloan data science partners at the University of California, Berkeley, reference the Institute's collaborations in its piece "Passing notebooks in class: West Big Data Innovation Hub’s UC Berkeley and UW partner with Microsoft on shared data science infrastructure".

Ed Lazowska, founding director, was interviewed on Melinda Gates' video on women in computing, and in Bloomberg's video "Improving diversity in computer science". He was also quoted in the GeekWire's piece "Chinese tech powerhouse Baidu opens Seattle-area office, expanding its reach in AI and the cloud".

Jacob Schreiber, IGERT graduate student, has released a new version of Pomegranate, and has published an article on O'Reilly titled "Deep matrix factorization using Apache MXNet".

Meredith Lee, founding executive director of the West Big Data Innovation Hub (an Institute partner), has written an article on datascience.com titled "Five ways to support diversity in data science".

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

Data Science Seminar
Sid Redner (Santa Fe Institute) will speak at the first Data Science Seminar of the quarter, at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 18, on "Is basketball scoring just a random walk?" in PAA A110.
Data Science Career Fair
Register now for the Data Science Career Fair, offering incomparable access to dozens of companies seeking employees and interns.
Seminar
Mahesh Somashekhar, postdoctoral fellow, will present "Neither here nor there: how the new geography of ethnic minority entrepreneurship disadvantages African Americans", Oct. 23 at 12:30 p.m. in School of Social Work, room 305.
Office hours
Find answers for your data-related questions during our office hours. We offer assistance on cloud computing, data visualization, organization, data-sharing, and much more; check our website for more information.   
Information
Jevin West, data science fellow, was featured in GeekWire's piece "Real talk about fake news: how the information age became the disinformation age", and Kate Starbird, affiliate, is quoted in the Christian Science Monitor's article "Combating fake news may force big changes at Facebook, Twitter".
Mini-hackathon
Sign up now for a two-day hackathon to explore Altair and related tools, happening Oct. 16 - 17 in the Studio.
Copyright © 2017 eScience Institute, all rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp