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Upcoming workshops and events
The final Advanced Topics in Data Science Seminar of the quarter will be held on Monday, May 20, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Senior data scientist Valentina Staneva will give a talk titled “Introduction to variational inference and its applications.”

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be at noon on Wednesday, May 22, in the studio. Patrick Weller, program director at Insight Data Science, will lead a conversation about the Insight Data Science Fellows Program.

Sign up for the Spring 2019 Research Computing Club Lightning Talk event to hear from students using data science and compute power resources in their research Thursday, May 23, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the studio.

The Reproducible Science and Open Source Software Special Interest Group will meet in the studio on Friday, May 24, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Save the date: Casey Fiesler, assistant professor in the Department of Information Science, University of Colorado Boulder, will present our last Data Science Seminar of the quarter on “Data is people: ethical considerations in data collection and use” on Wednesday, May 29, at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118.
On May 9th, Governor Jay Inslee signed Senate Bill 5600 into law which extends the evictions pay-or-vacate notice in Washington from three days to 14 days. The Washington Evictions Research Project, led by postdoctoral fellow Tim Thomas, alumni Anisha Keshavan, and other UW researchers, provided groundbreaking empirical evidence for stakeholders and policymakers to use to get this legislation passed through the house and senate.
Reproducibility workshop
Register now for "Writing reproducible & executable scientific papers with R & Python: a hands-on workshop," an event co-sponsored by the UW eScience Special Interest Group on Reproducible Research and Open Source Software and the UW Libraries. This workshop is aimed at researchers who write empirical journal articles and want to make it easier for others assess the validity of their work, reuse their work in new research, and enhance public trust in research.
In the news
Data science fellow Sean Gibbons is quoted in the MIT News article "How a declining environment affects populations."

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Data Science Seminar
Paul Dourish, (UC Irvine) will present a Data Science Seminar on "The life of data in the city" on Wednesday, May 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118.
Earth science
The work of Scott Henderson, postdoctoral fellow, and other members of the Pangeo Project is featured on the NASA Earth Data article "EOSDIS data in the cloud: user requirements."
A video playlist of Waterhackweek 2019 presentations has now been uploaded to our YouTube channel.
Global health
Find slides from recent Data Science Seminar speaker Bhramar Mukherjee's presentation on “The battle of two cultures: statistics versus (?) data science” on our website.
Job opportunity
The eScience Institute is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of data scientist; learn more and find links to apply in this post.
Office hours
Feeling the end-of-quarter crunch? Find personalized research help from the data science experts at the eScience Insitute during their office hours.
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