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Upcoming workshops and events
This week's Advanced Topics in Data Science Seminar will feature eScience affiliate Adrian Dobra speaking on “Human mobility: Bayesian and Frequentist insights from big data” Monday, May 13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio.

Lunch for the postdocs and grad students will be on Wednesday, May 15, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the studio. There will be a discussion with speaker Alexander Franks (see sidebar).

The next meeting of the Text-as-Data Special Interest Group (SIG) will be in the studio on Wednesday, May 15, from 1 to 2 p.m.

Amanda Tan, cloud technology lead, will present on “Accessing Landsat data on AWS and getting started with AWS Sagemaker” at the next Satellite Image Analysis SIG in the studio on Thursday, May 16, from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Save the date: Paul Dourish, (UC Irvine) will present a Data Science Seminar on "The life of data in the city" on Wednesday, May 22, at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118.
Northwest Data Science Summit
Thanks to all who participated in the inaugural Northwest Data Science Summit! Co-hosted by the Data Science Institute at the University of British Columbia, this multi-disciplinary conference featured many talks on a variety of research subjects, as well as a poster session, networking lunch, break-out sessions, and more.
eScience research scientist Spencer Wood is a co-author on a new paper on titled "The geographic spread and preferences of tourists revealed by user-generated information on Jeju Island, South Korea."
In the news
Find slides from senior data scientist Ariel Rokem's presentation on "Understanding the brain with open data and open source software" at the Northwest Data Science Summit on GitHub.

Anat Caspi, data science fellow, is quoted in Slate's article "Delivery bots could make cities more accessible for everyone."

Matthew Conlan, computer science PhD student, has teamed up with other researchers and designers to publish an interactive digital magazine called the Parametric Press; find the first issue here.

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

Data Science Seminar
Alexander Franks (UC Santa Barbara) will present our next Data Science Seminar on “Multi-group covariance estimation with applications to ‘omics data’” Wednesday, May 15, at 4:30 p.m. in the Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, room A118
Data scientist Bernease Herman will present on "Data science for algorithmic trading" at an upcoming meeting of the Algorithmic Trading Club on Wednesday, May 15, at 7 p.m. in Mary Gates Hall, room 224. Herman is also featured in the Yahoo! News article "In race to dominate AI, US researchers debate collaboration with China."
CSV Conference
Data scientist Jose Hernandez presented a talk on "Version-controlled stakeholder reporting: building an end-to-end data reporting infrastructure" at the 2019 CSV Conference in Portland, OR.
Apply now for a Cambia Grove Innovator Fellowship, offered in collaboration with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, to work in health-related data science and visualization.

Register to attend the Summer Course in Systems Biology of Disease held at the Institute for Systems Biology July 15 - 19.
Catch student assistant Madeleine Stevenson in StageNotes' production of The Drowsy Chaperone May 16 - 19 at the Ethnic Cultural Theater.
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