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Upcoming workshops and events
Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Tuesday, May 16, from noon to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Nancy Wang will be presenting.

The Executive Committee Meeting will be on Wednesday, May 17, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Studio.

Applications are still being accepted for Astro Hack Week, a hackathon on astronomical data analysis, happening Aug. 28 through Sept. 1.
National Transportation Data Challenge
The eScience Institute and the West Big Data Innovation Hub co-hosted the National Transportation Data Challenge Launch Event, a conference meant to help participants learn about rising numbers of traffic fatalities and what the application of data resources can do to help mitigate these issues.
In the news
Senior data science fellow John Vidale gave insight on recent earthquakes in several news outlets including KING 5 News, MyNorthwest.comQ13 FOX News, and KIRO 7 News.

Thaisa Way, data science fellow, was quoted in USA Today's article "Amazon builds a tree-filled crystal jungle in downtown Seattle".

The Seattle Times featured fellow Jevin West's course in their article "We crashed UW’s class on calling BS. Here’s what we learned about sleuthing ‘big data’".

Ben Marwick, data science fellow, has a blog post on Revolutions titled "R is for archaeology: A report on the 2017 Society of American Archaeology meeting".

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, was interviewed on Q13 Fox News on regional traffic congestion.

Find slides from IGERT graduate student Jacob Schreiber's recent talk at the Open Data Science Conference East on "Pomegranate: fast and flexible probalistic modeling in Python" in Github.

Affiliate Curtis Deutsch was interviewed on KUOW for their piece "Oceans losing oxygen as world warms".

Former Data Science for Social Good project lead Elaine Nsoesie has an article out in The Conversation: "Social media helps officials spot public health threats – but only for the rich?"
Employment opportunities
Join the team at Granular as a data scientist and transform the agriculture industry or apply for a trainee position with the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs.

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

Winter Incubator reflections
Find insights on our website on our 2017 Winter Incubator Program, a collaboration designed to connect data scientists from the Institute and domain scientists with the goal of fostering research discoveries.
DIRECT leadership
David Beck, eScience director of research and life sciences, has been promoted to associate director of the Data Intensive Research Enabling Clean Technologies (DIRECT) program.
National Academy of Sciences
John Vidale, senior data science fellow, was elected this week as a member of the National Academy of Sciences for his "distinguished and continuing achievements in original research".
Community Seminar
Randal Ketchem, vice president of molecular design at Just Biotherapeutics, will present May 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the next Community Seminar in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A110.
Center for Creative Conservation
Meet local computer science and environmental changemakers at the May 18 Earthgames 'On Tap' video game event; RSVP here.
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