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Upcoming workshops and events
NeuroHackademy, a two-week hands-on summer institute in neuroimaging and data science, begins Monday, July 30 and runs through Friday, Aug. 10 on the Seattle campus.

Thomas Edwards, a PhD student in the chemistry department (Stoll Lab) at the UW will present his thesis defense "New statistical inference methods for DEER spectroscopy on proteins" on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Chemistry Building, room 102.

Join us for an upcoming happy hour with the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) fellows, Thursday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug. 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.


The DIRAC Institute is hosting a seminar by David van Dyk (Imperial College London) on "Quantifying discovery in astro/particle physics: frequentist and Bayesian perspective", Friday, Aug. 3, at 3 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

The eScience Bulletin will be on hiatus next Friday, Aug. 3, and will return on Aug. 10.
Hackweek
The eScience Institute and the Polar Science Center at the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory are planning to host a Cryospheric Science Hackweek in June of 2019. This five-day event will provide hands-on training in software for accessing and processing data from NASA's ICESat-2 satellite for cryospheric studies. Please fill out this Google survey to help them design the week.
In the news
Former visiting scholar Zack Almquist's research article "Large-scale spatial network models: an application to modeling information diffusion through the homeless population of San Francisco" has been published in SAGE Journals.

Ed Lazowska, founding director, was quoted in USA Today's piece "Immigration nonprofit rejects Salesforce money as tech faces ethics backlash over borders".

Affiliate Kyle Crowder was interviewed for KOMO Radio's piece "UW study looks at landlord, renter views of Seattle’s rental policies".

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

Data Science for Social Good
Save the date: the DSSG final project presentations will be held Thursday, Aug. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A102. A reception will follow in the WRF Data Science Studio.
Blog
The fourth installment of the Social Good Summer Blog features fellows Tessa Schneider, Amandalynne Paullada and Woosub Shin contemplating using machine learning to improve disaster response, addressing transportation gaps, and decision-making in data science.
PyLadies Meetup
Bernease Herman, data scientist, will present at the upcoming Seattle PyLadies MeetUp Talk Night on "Computational approaches to ethical AI and data science", Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Zonar Systems.
Video
Shou-De Lin (National Taiwan University) recently gave a Data Science Seminar on "Can machines do more than learning"; watch it on our YouTube channel.
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