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Upcoming workshops and events
The first Advanced Topics in Data Science Seminar of the quarter will on Monday, Apr. 15, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. This year's theme is Bayesian Data Analysis, and astronomy postdoctoral fellow Gwendolyn Eadie facilitate on the topic of "Hierarchical Bayesian modeling."

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Wednesday, Apr. 17, at noon in the studio. Zachary Jones will present on "Meta-modeling for model checking."

The Text as Data Special Interest Group (SIG) will meet in the studio on Wednesday, Apr. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. Valentina Staneva will present on "Formulating machine learning problems for satellite imagery."

This week's Community Seminar will feature Noah Brenowitz speaking on "Neural networks + weather models phase 2" on Wednesday, Apr. 17, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118.

The Satellite Image Analysis SIG will meet on Thursday, Apr. 18, in the studio from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Register now for the Teaching Reproducibility Workshop, happening on Friday, Apr. 19, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the studio.

Save the date: Margaret O'Mara will give a Data Then and Now talk titled "In data we trust: modern political history and the triumph of tech” on Wednesday, Apr. 24, at 4 p.m. in the studio.
Registrations are now being accepted for Oceanhackweek, a five-day learning hackathon aimed at exploring, creating and promoting effective computation and analysis workflows for large and complex oceanographic data. The hackathon's goals are to accelerate research, promote collaboration, and cultivate data science literacy among the ocean sciences community.
Moore/Sloan Data Science Environment
The eScience Institute has become a permanent institute with consistent positive impact on the UW campus, with a bright and sustainable future. Learn more about the assistance that we received from the Moore-Sloan Data Science Environments, and find some of our current achievements, in a reflections piece on our website.
In the news
Ariel Rokem, senior data scientist, and Aaron Lee, affiliate, are co-authors with others in the Nature paper "Generating retinal flow maps from structural optical coherence tomography with artificial intelligence." Lee also had an editorial published in Nature titled "Machine diagnosis."

Ben Marwick, senior data science fellow, gave a presentation Mar. 27 - 28 at the conference Big Data in Archaeology: Practicalities and Possibilities at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, titled “Big data and tool-driven revolutions in archaeological science.” 

Tim Thomas, postdoctoral fellow, was quoted in the Washington Post article "Amazon in Seattle: economic godsend or self-centered behemoth?" and his team's research on eviction rates is referenced in the KNKX piece "Nearly half of Pierce County's homeless population are people of color." 

The work of Connor Gilroy, co-chair of the Computational Demography Working Group, is featured in the College of Arts and Sciences web piece "Social media as [a] research tool."

Affiliate Shwetak Patel's work is highlighted in GeekWire's piece "Senosis Health founder Shwetak Patel confirms he’s working on healthcare for Google."

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

Sat-Hack 2019
RSVP now to hack on data from any Earth observation system at the Satellite Imagery Hackday hosted by the eScience Institute May 2 - 3, 2019. 
Data Science Studies
The Data Science Studies SIG has launched a new website; on it you'll find their activities, upcoming seminars, academic pursuits, and more.
The UW Department of Statistics, in collaboration with the eScience Institute and the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, recently hosted DataFest, a data analysis challenge sponsored by the American Statistical Association and hosted by 41 universities and colleges in the country.
The founder of #MeTooSTEM, Dr. BethAnn McLaughlin, will be hosting multiple seminars on Apr. 17, and multiple workshops on Apr. 18. Registration is requested for some sessions; learn more on the Graduate Program in Neuroscience website.
The Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology, in partnership with the Population Health Initiative and Urban@UW, is hosting a launch party for the UW Data Collaborative, a new data and administrative infrastructure for storing and accessing innovative data, and building collaborations across the campus community.
Computational Neuroscience Center
The Computational Neuroscience Center will be hosting Genevieve Bell Monday, Apr. 15, at 7 p.m. in Turner Auditorium (HSB D209) for a special public lecture on “Decolonising Artificial Intelligence? The arc of the new cybernetics.”
The American Statistical Association invites you to join them at the 2019 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference in Bellevue, WA, Oct. 3 - 5.
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