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Upcoming workshops and events
There will be a special seminar featuring Adrian Down (Stockholm Environment Institute, U.S. Center), speaking on "Using data to inform environmental policy across scales", Monday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. in the WRF Data Science Studio. 

Lunch for the postdocs and graduate students will be Tuesday, Feb. 6, at noon in the Studio. Daniel Shapero will discuss Bayesian analysis and ice sheet modelling.

The Python in Geosciences group will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Studio. Yixin Mao will present.

This week's Community Seminar will also be on Tuesday, Feb. 6, in the Physics Astronomy Auditorium, room A118. Noah Brenowitz will lecture on "Can machine learning improve weather and climate models?"

The Career Paths and Alternative Metrics Working Group will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, in the Studio. 

The eScience Executive Committee will meet in the Studio on Wednesday, Feb. 7, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

The Winter Incubator mid-term presentations will be held on Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Studio, from 2 to 3 p.m. Refreshments will follow.
Zaid Harchaoui, data science fellow, Sophie Clayton, postdoctoral fellow, and others, are members of a team using machine learning to analyze shifts in marine microbial populations; learn more about their featured research on our website.
Data visualization
Work by Jake VanderPlas, director of open software, and Jeff Heer, senior data science fellow, is referenced in Nature's article "Data visualization tools drive interactivity and reproducibility in online publishing".
In the news
Rob Fatland, UW director of cloud and data solutions, gave a talk to the UW Computing Directors Group in December titled "Research computing update".

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Vision research
The review "The visual white matter: the application of diffusion MRI and fiber tractography to vision science" by data scientist Ariel Rokem and others is among the ten most read articles of 2017 in the ARVO Journal of Vision.
Open software
Jake VanderPlas has announced the release of PdVega, used to create interactive Vega-Lite plots in Python, using the familiar Pandas visualization API.
Sarah Stone, co-executive director, gave an overview of eScience Institute structure and activities at Boise State University's Research Computing Seminar Series.
Jevin West, data science fellow, and affiliate Kate Starbird will present a seminar on "Making sense of information" on Friday, Feb. 9, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in Dempsey Hall, room 102.
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