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Upcoming workshops and events
The WRF Data Science Studio will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Satellite Image Analysis Special Interest Group (SIG) will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the studio. Wanli Cheng will present on "Labelling human activities on satellite imagery."

The Data Science Studies Working Group will host Stuart Geiger, ethnographer at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), who will present “Cooking data with care: the role of contextual inquiry in large-scale quantitative research,” Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the studio. From 3:30 to 5 p.m. the working group and the QUAL Initiative will be convening for a workshop-style discussion; RSVP request information found here.

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the studio. There will be a discussion with Stuart Geiger.

The first session of Winter School on Data Science Tools will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25. (The application deadline has passed.)

The Reproducible Science & Open Source Software SIG will meet on Friday, Jan. 25, from 10 to 11 a.m. Find the agenda on our website.
Research Feature
Senior data science fellow Joseph Hellerstein, along with collaborators from the Icahn Mount Sinai and University of Connecticut Schools of Medicine, have received a grant to facilitate the development of technologies adapted from software engineering to improve the reproducibility and reuse of biomedical models.
Solar cell research
The machine learning work of David Beck, director of research, and collaborators, is featured in the UW News and Information press release "Three awards from US Energy Department to fuel UW solar cell research." (Pictured is doctoral student James Clark.)
In the news
Congratulations to senior data scientist Ariel Rokem, and co-authors, whose article "Journal of Open Source Software (JOSS): design and first-year review" was one of the top five most-viewed scientific computing simulation and software engineering articles published in the PeerJ Journal in 2018.

Mark Hallenbeck, senior data science fellow, is quoted in CityLab's piece "As an elevated highway closes, Seattle braces for traffic hell."

Affiliate Kate Starbird is interviewed in the KUOW piece “Can we build a better social media network?” (third item down).

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

Stuart Geiger (BIDS) will present our next Distinguished Young Academic Data Science Seminar on “Documenting data science and documentation in data science: an ethnographic exploration” in Bagley Hall, room 154, from 4:30 to 5:20 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24.
Urban Nature
Research scientist Spencer Wood and coauthors have a new paper out in Nature titled "Social-ecological and technological factors moderate the value of urban nature."
Industry Affiliates Program
Many gracious thanks to Defined Crowd, the first company to become a member of our Industry Affiliates Program. Company contributions support the eScience Institute’s mission to empower and educate researchers and students in all fields to answer fundamental questions through the use of large, complex, and noisy data.
The UW Japanese Collaboration: Intelligence in Data Symposium will be on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 12:30 to 6 p.m. in Alder Auditorium; register now at no cost to learn about data science and data processing in the machine learning age.
Postdoctoral fellowships
Applications are now being accepted for the Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program.
Flatiron is currently accepting applications for a machine learning research intern for the summer of 2019.
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