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Upcoming workshops and events
The UW Institute for Neuroengineering/eScience Working Group in Neuroinformatics will meet on Thursday, Mar. 14, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Health Sciences Building, room G-207.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Thursday, Mar. 14, from noon to 1 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. Helen Deweese will present on "Leveraging the power of geospatial data science on water resources management."

The eScience Institute and the Technology & Social Change (TASCHA) Group present "General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the shifting privacy landscape: What do researchers at UW need to know?" Tuesday, Mar. 12, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the studio. Register here.

There will be no Community Seminar on Thursday, Mar. 14.

Save the date: the Winter Incubator project results will be presented on Thursday, Mar. 21, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the studio. A reception will follow, and all are welcome to attend.
Earth science
A team of eScience researchers including Nicoleta CristeaAmanda Tan and Anthony Cannistra, has received Lab Incubator Project funding from Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP). The funding will help support the team’s objectives to develop code and workflows to process Planet Labs, Inc. data imagery to infer snow-covered area, and develop tutorials for hackweeks and training events. 
Geohackweek
Applications for Geohackweek, a five-day hackweek in which participants will learn about open source technologies used to analyze geospatial datasets, are now being accepted. You can read about last year's Geohackweek and 2018 participant experiences on our website.
In the news
Research from the 2018 Data Science for Social Good program is featured in BusinessWire's article "New research and Blueprint4SummerCO fuel ReSchool’s efforts to address disparities in summer learning for Denver metro-area youth."

Ben Marwick, senior data science fellow, is interviewed in FLOSS for Science's podcast "Reproducible research in archaeology with rrtools." 

Anat Caspi, data science fellow, is interviewed in KUOW's piece “Giving kids equal access to new tech.”

The facial recognition work of Jevin West, data science fellow, is featured in the UW News press release "Fake faces: UW's ‘Calling BS’ duo opens new website asking ‘Which face is real?’ (related stories: CBC Radio and The Verge) and his Calling BS course is featured in Forbes' piece "The new bull: why we need to think critically about data."

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

Data Then and Now
Cal Biruk will present on "Cooking data: culture and politics in an African research world" at the next Data Then and Now seminar, held Wednesday, Mar. 13, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the studio.
Industry Affiliates Program
Sincere thanks to Novo Nordisk for their contribution to our Industry Affiliates Program. We appreciate their support in helping us fulfill our mission!
Video
Find a video of recent Data Then and Now seminar speaker Luke Stark presenting on "Darwin’s animoji: histories of emotion, animation, and racism in everyday facial recognition" on YouTube.
Institute for Systems Biology
Sean Gibbons, data science fellow, has a new preprint on bioRxiv titled "Non-responder phenotype reveals microbiome-wide antibiotic resistance in the murine gut."
 
Affiliate Gustavo Glusman has a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA titled "Genomic and molecular characterization of preterm birth."
Conference
The American Statistical Association invites you to join them at the 2019 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference in Bellevue, WA, happening Oct. 3 - 5.
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