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Upcoming workshops and events
Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

This week's Community Seminar will feature Vanessa Nguyen, also speaking on Tuesday, from 4:20 to 5:20 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110. Her topic will be "Developing machine learning algorithms for the in silico characterization of monoclonal antibodies".

Join the Data Science Studies Working Group Meeting, Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio. The subject will be "What the hack? Reflecting on hacking and hackweeks in academia"; find details on the calendar page.

The Software Tools, Environments and Support Working Group will meet on Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Studio, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Education and Training Working Group will meet on Friday, Oct. 13, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Studio.

Save the date: the first Data Science Seminar of the quarter will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102, and will feature Sid Redner.
In September, the eScience Institute hosted Neurohackweek, a five-day conference offering workshops, seminars and opportunities to work on neuroscience-related projects. Get the full scoop on this unique opportunity (and exciting developments for next year's conference!) on our website.
Working Groups
The eScience Institute fosters discussion on a breadth of data science-related topics through our regular Working Group Meetings. This year's leaders include Tyler McCormick (Career Paths and Alternate Metrics), Bingni Brunton and Steven Brunton (Education and Training), Ariel Rokem (Reproducibility and Open Science), Brittany Fiore-Gartland and Cecilia Aragon (Data Science Studies), Jake VanderPlas (Software Tools, Environments and Support), and Ariel Rokem and Bingni Brunton (Neuroinformatics). To join a working group, please check the schedule on our calendar.
In the news
Founding Director Ed Lazowska was quoted in IEEE Spectrum's article "More teachers, fewer 3D printers: how to improve K–12 computer science education" and he was referenced in GeekWire's piece "Tune House welcomes new tech-minded women scholars at UW and Melinda Gates pays a visit".

Ariel Rokem, data scientist, and Dr. Aaron Lee, affiliate, have a new preprint out on bioRxiv titled "Assessment of the need for separate test set and number of medical images necessary for deep learning: a sub-sampling study".

Cecilia Aragon, senior data science fellow, was featured in the NBC's article "Latina engineers push to defy odds in tech and increase their numbers".

Jevin West, data science fellow, and his work are featured on the iSchool mainpage in their article "'Calling Bullshit' makes an impact at schools across the country".

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

Read and follow the Data Science Studies blog, which highlights the work of cross-disciplinary ethnographers at the UW, UC Berkeley, and NYU (published by Brittany Fiore-Gartland, director of data science ethnography), and find more information on the UW Data Science Studies Working Group on our website (includes meeting notes, slides, resources and more!)
Office hours
Did you know that in addition to in-house office hours providers, the Institute also hosts providers from Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, Tableau and more? Get help with your research projects stat; full calendar here.
Software Carpentry
Dozens of participants attended the Software Carpentry workshop this week, which was held over four half-days and provided instruction on both R and Python skill-building. Another session will be coming soon.
National Transportation Data Challenge
Participate in a series of community problem-solving events, roundtables, and more, organized by the Big Data Hubs and partners, to advance transportation safety by using existing or emerging data.
Sign up to receive the NYU Center for Data Science newsletter, which has been called “equal parts informative and hilarious”. (Archived editions here.)
Artificial intelligence
Applications are now being accepted for the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence Predoctoral Young Investigator Program, which aims to position candidates for successful entry into a top graduate program. 
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